By: AirTravellerPH Staff
The past year, 2019, was indeed a roller coaster ride for commercial aviation. The crash of Ethiopian Air 737 MAX 8 which lead to the grounding of all 737 MAX aircraft worldwide, the announcement of the end of the A380 line, and the launch of new aircraft like the Airbus A321XLR which really made waves. The same "roller-coaster ride" indeed goes for Philippine commercial aviation which now makes 2020 more interesting.
We see more low cost airlines ordering them in the future. A few months after Cebu Pacific placed an order for 16 Airbus A330-900NEO and 10 Airbus A321XLR, AirAsia X followed suit with an order of 12 additional Airbus A330-900NEO and 30 A321XLR. More than added capacity, both can fly longer distances. The A330-900NEO can fly non-stop from Manila to United States West Coast while A321XLR can now fly straight from Kuala Lumpur to Australia.
When it comes to packed orange juice, there is one brand that we all grew-up with and that is Zest-O. Who would have ever thought that the famous orange juice will become an airline? Well it did way back in 2008, and that was no less than Zest Air, which had a slogan "Asia's Most Refreshing Airline." It was an airline named after an orange juice drink, with a vibrant orange and green livery.
With a pending order of 100 Airbus A330-900NEOs, it is obvious that AirAsia is indeed on expansion mode, and we are not discounting the fact that its subsidiary Philippines Air Asia is on the receiving end of this expansion. Today (August 14, 2019), we got unconfirmed news that AirAsia's long haul low cost subsidiary is also coming to the Philippines, so we ask, how possible is this?