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whoaa! hahahha kala ko ba Airlines of the World yung title talaga natin?
wow may new thread na.
AirAsia eyes 10 Airbus units
by Jeremiah F. de Guzman
AirAsia Inc., the unit of AirAsia Group in the Philippines, said over the weekend it will deploy up to 10 Airbus 320 in the first three years of its operations to serve Southeast Asian destinations.
AirAsia Philippines chairman Antonio Cojuangco told that the carrier’s maiden flight is set in October.
“We will start with two Airbus 320. We still don’t have specific routes. We still have to go through applications first,” Cojuangco said.
He said first aircraft would be delivered in August and the second in October or November. The airline, he said, had applied for four regional destinations that he did not disclose.
The carrier earlier said it wanted to launch flights from the Philippines to Kuala Lumpur, Singapore, Jakarta, Bangkok, Hong Kong and China.
Cojuangco also said AirAsia Philippines planned to increase its fleet from just two this year to eight to 10 Airbus 320 in the next three years.
“But all these plans are subject to what we actually achieve,” he said.
“We will offer prices that are lower than market prices, lower than others. That’s our business model,” Cojuangco said.
Cojuangco, Marian Hontiveros and Michael Romero equally own 20 percent of AirAsia while AirAsia Berhad controls the balance.
AirAsia Philippines earlier announced it would set up base at Diosdado Macapagal International Airport in Clark, Pampanga province.
DMIA, which is 85 kilometers away from Ninoy Aquino International Airport, is the main airport serving the immediate vicinity of the Clark Special Economic Zone.
The airport is also home to the airline’s sister company, Malaysia-based AirAsia Berhad, which has been flying from Kuala Lumpur and Kota Kinabalu since 2005.
The airline earlier said it would have an initial authorized capital stock $25 million to jump-start operations. “We didn’t have to increase capitalization. We are just leasing aircraft,” Cojuangco said.
AirAsia added that it would expand its operations by putting up hubs in Cebu or Zamboanga City once it gained ground in the local market.
The Philippines, meanwhile, failed to close an air agreement with Indonesia.
“We did not finish the negotiations [on Friday]. The parties agreed to set another round of talks within the year,” Civil Aeronautics Board executive director Carmelo Arcilla said in a text message late Friday.
Indonesian aviation officials visited the Philippines Thursday to meet with the local panel for a new air pact between the two countries.
I hope we can archive the previous 1-5 threads.
Anyway, I left my Bible on Philippine Airlines B747 earlier MNLDVO route at Seat 67A. Sana na ligpit yun and na endorse sa DIA office
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new thread! nice!
An Airbus A350 XWB wearing PAL colors as rendered by Airbus some time ago.
Airphil is set to launch twice-weekly scheduled chartered flights between Kalibo and Shanghai (Pudong). Flights will operate every Monday and Friday with early evening departure from Kalibo.
^^^When was this? Is Airbus still luring PAL for A350s to replace the A330s? Any update on the 330/340 planned replacements? Deymn, those need to go soon.
here's an old report related to that news:
Air Asia Philippines to fly in 5 Southeast Asian countries in Sept
Posted by admin2 on Jan 31st, 2011
By U.S. News Agency/Asian
The local unit of Southeast Asia’s biggest low-cost carrier (LCC) plans to mount flight to five Southeast Asian countries plus China by September, according to the airline’s executive.
“We’re looking at Southeast Asian region plus China to be the first five or six hubs by September 1,” Michael Romero, vice-chairman of Air Asia Philippines (AAP) told reporters.
He said the airline will fly in Singapore, Kuala Lumpur, Jakarta, Hongkong, Bangkok and China. Romero said AAP will be using five brand-new Airbus A320 by September.
“We will build a 20 fleets within the next five years,” Romero added.
Earlier, Air Asia International Ltd. partnered with Antonio Cojuangco Jr., Romero and Marianne Hontiveros to form an LCC in the Philippines based on the Malaysian carrier’s business model.
Cojuangco is a former chairman of Philippine Long Distance Telephone Co. (PLDT) and cousin of President Benigno Aquino III, while Romero is the chairman of Harbour Centre Port Terminal Inc. (HCPTI).
Air Asia will hold a 40-percent equity in Air Asia Inc., through AA International, while the remaining 60-percent will be held in equal partnership by Cojuangco, Romero and Hontiveros.
Under the joint venture agreement, Air Asia will provide technical, operational and commercial support to Air Asia Philippines.
The initial authorized capital of the company is million. In the next five years, “our plan is to carry five million passengers,” Romero said.
The executive said Air Asia is choosing between Clark and Subic as its domestic hub and plans to fly to other airports such as Cebu and Zamboanga.
Air Asia successfully launched LCC subsidiaries in Thailand, Indonesia, with another planned joint venture in the Vietnam market.
Air Asia operates a domestic and regional network, which include services within Malaysia and to China, Southeast Asia and the Subcontinent.
Data from Centre for Asia Pacific Aviation showed that Air Asia’s fleet stood at 152 Airbus A320 as of March this year.
I hope Manila will be included in the week long 787 validation test! The Dreamliner is such is beautiful aircraft and now, the world's most advance commercial aircraft!
Wow, yet another thread has been created.
Sana mas maganda pa ang flow ng discussion dito.