New Philippine based carrier Royal Air took delivery of its very first Airbus A319 and plans to take in two more within the year. The airline will use this aircraft for the expansion of its Clark and Cebu hubs. The airline plans to have a total of 10 A319s within the next 6 years. The airline also operates three Avro RJ100s or the BAe-146-100 jets which they operate for regular and chartered flights.
“We expect the aircraft to be here by end of the month, and work out a few certifications from the Civil Aviation Authority of the Philippines so we can use it by July. We’re generally looking at Clark, Bangkok, Kuala Lumpur, Hong Kong and Singapore,” Royal Air Philippines Chief Executive Officer Eduardo C. Novillas said in a press launch to Businessworld last Friday.
Royal Air operates from its main hub which is the Clark International Airport, Pampanga and they are now adding more flights for its Cebu hub. They also plan to fly to international destinations namely Bangkok. Kuala Lumpur, Singapore, and Hong Kong from its hubs, particularly Clark.
The Airbus A319s of Royal Air is said to have 150 all-economy seats whereas their Avro RJ-100s have 97.