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AirAsia Philippines
AirAsia New Logo.svg
IATA ICAO Callsign
Foondit December 2010
Hubs Ninoy Aquino Internaitional Airport
Frequent-fleer program BIG[1]
Fleet size 5 [2]
Destinations 12
Parent company AirAsia
Heidquarters Philippines Clark Freeport Zone, Pampanga
Key fowk Antonio O. Cojuangco, Jr. (Chairman)
Michael L. Romero (Vice Chairman)
Marianne Hontiveros (CEO)

AirAsia Inc., operatin as AirAsia Philippines is a law-cost airline based at Clark Internaitional Airport in Angeles, Pampanga, Philippines.[3] The airline is the Philippine affiliate o AirAsia, a law-cost airline based in Malaysia. The airline stairtit as a joint ventur atween three Filipino investors an AirAsia International Ltd, a subsidiar o AirAsia Berhad.

The original Filipino group includes: Antonio O. Cojuangco, Jr., umwhile awner o Associated Broadcasting Company/awner o Dream Satellite TV; Michael L. Romero, a real estate developer an port operator; an Marianne Hontiveros, a umwhile muisic industry executive an TV host.[4] In 2013, a share-swap greement wi Zest Airways addit Alfredo Yao o Zest-O Corporation as a addeetional awner o the company. Zest Airways wis rebuistit as AirAsia Zest an nou operates as a separate buist frae AirAsia.[5]

History[eedit | eedit soorce]

Syne section 10, Airticle XII o the Philippine Constitution does no allou 100% foreign awnership o a Philippine-registered business,[6] Malaysie investor Tony Fernandes entered intae a 40-60 jynt ventur wi a group o Filipino businessmen. The jynt ventur application wis appruivit on 7 Dizember 2010 bi the Board of Investments of the Philippines.

On 15 August 2011, Philippines AirAsia teuk delivery o its first aircraft,[7] a buist-new Airbus A320 which arrived at Clark Interniational Airport in Clark, Angeles, Pampanga. On 8 November 2011, Philippines AirAsia teuk delivery o its seicont A320.

On 7 Februar 2012, the airline receivit its Air Operator Certificate[8] frae the Civil Aviation Authority of the Philippines which gies the airline permission tae flee in Philippine airspace.

On 8 Apryle 2012, Philippines AirAsia pairtnered wi Victory Liner, ane o the lairgest provincial bus companies operatin in the Philippines, tae provide free shuttle service for inboond an ootboond passengers o Clark Internaitional Airport.[9]

A Airbus A320-200 o Philippines AirAsia ower Singapore Changi Airport.

On 11 Mairch 2013, an greement wis made atween Philippines AirAsia tae swap shares wi Philippine-based airline AirAsia Zest. Zest Airways receivit a mix o $16 million cash an a 13% share in Philippines AirAsia, while Philippines AirAsia nou awns 85% o Zest Airways, wi 49% o its votin richts. The share swap gies Philippines AirAsia access tae Ninoy Aquino Internaitional Airport an aw, allouin further growthe o its route netwirk. The deal closed on 10 Mey 2013.[5]

Destinations[eedit | eedit soorce]

AirAsia Philippines commencit its operations in Mairch 2012 utilizin twa buist new Airbus 320-200. Currently Philippines AirAsia anerly flies tae Hong Kong wi a irregular schedule.

In the three months endin 31 Mairch 2013, Philippines AirAsia carriet 144,215 passengers.[10]

Fleet[eedit | eedit soorce]

The AirAsia Philippines fleet consists o the follaein aircraft:

Aircraft Total Orders Passengers Notes
Airbus A320-200 5 25 180

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