By: AirTravellerPH Staff
Budget airline Philippines AirAsia (PAA) has announced that it is bringing back its Clark (CRK) to Kalibo (KLO) flights. At the same time, the airline is also increasing frequency between Clark and Caticlan (MPH), the gateway to the world-famous Boracay island. PAA will be flying from Clark to Kalibo three times weekly and additional flights from Clark to Caticlan have began last October 17.
By: AirTravellerPH Staff
F&S Holdings has taken majority control of Philippines AirAsia (PAA) after acquiring 15.7% stake from Antonio Cojuangco's TNR Holdings. F&S Holdings belong to the family of Rep. Mikee Romero. According to F&S Holdings chair Shiela Romero, the terms and value of the purchase is confidential. AirAsia Group hold the rest of the remaining shares. Prior to the acquisition, the Romeros already held 44.4% stake in the airline.
AirAsia Berhad subsidiary AirAsia X is eyeing to fly to the United States west coast as it builds on its Honolulu Hawaii route. The airline is looking to fly to California, either at Oakland, San Francisco, and San Jose, utilizing its Airbus A330-900NEO. In a report from The Points Guy, an AirAsia X official said that the airline looks to begin US mainland flights from Japan.
AirAsia's very first Airbus A321NEO will be a special one as it will be wearing a special colorful and funky livery. The Malaysia-based low cost airline and world's number 1 low cost carrier by Skytrax is set to receive the largest member of the Airbus A320 family in the next coming weeks. The aircraft is out of the paint shop and still awaiting its engines for a number testing hours before delivery.
AirAsia subsidiary Philippines AirAsia has appointed a new Chairman of the Board as the company seeks to sustain its growth. Lawyer Joseph Omar Alday Castillo was appointed effective September 1 to lead the company. Atty. Jomar Castillo previously headed the transport process outsourcing practices of Puyat, Jacinto, and Santos law firm. Recently, PLDT executive Ricky Isla was appointed as the company's new Chief Executive Officer.
Long haul subsidiary of AirAsia Behrad, AirAsia X, has placed in an order for 42 Airbus aircraft consisting of 30 A321XLR and additional 12 A330-900NEO last August 30. This places the total order of Airbus A330-900NEO to 78. AirAsia X presently holds the biggest order of the A330NEO. Both the Airbus A321XLR and A330NEO have been a favorite combination of many airlines, including Philippine-based low cost carrier, Cebu Pacific.
Low cost carrier Philippines Air Asia eyes flights to Guam and Saipan after it seeks permission from the Civil Aeronautics Board (CAB) to fly to the United States. The budget carrier has filed a petition from a designation and entitlement allocations before the board while requesting to revoke the designation of Air Philippines (PAL Express) as Philippine carrier to the United States.
Budget airline AirAsia took delivery of its brand new and very first Airbus A330-900NEO. The aircraft will be operated by AirAsia X Thailand which is leased from Avolon. It will be based at Bangkok's Don Mueang International Airport in Thailand. AirAsia ordered 100 of this new generation aircraft. Another is to be delivered within the year.
Former PLDT executive Ricardo "Ricky" Isla was appointed as the new Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Philippines Air Asia, Inc. In a statement from PAA yesterday, Ricky Isla will replace Capt. Dexter Comendador who was appointed as the airline's Chief Operating Officer. Ricky Isla was previously the head for business and product development, marketing and sales of PLDT Global Inc.
Philippines Air Asia inked a deal with Omni Aviation to train aspiring pilots for free. The deal provides up to two years of leadership and technical training to aspiring pilots whether already employed with Air Asia or simply anyone else who aspire to be a pilot. This cadet pilot program of Air Asia was formally launched last Wednesday.