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AirAsia Philippines
AirAsia New Logo.svg
IATA ICAO Callsign
PQ APG COOL RED
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)
Wabsteid www.airasia.com/ph/en

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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