AirAsia Celebrates Its Clark-Boracay (via Caticlan) Inaugural Flight #AirAsiainBoracay
AirAsia is now flying directly to Boracay via Caticlan airport from Clark. The airline, which is voted as the World’s Best Low-Cost Airline for nine years running flew its first flight today, with AirAsia flight Z2 922 and pilot in command Captain Samuel Yu-Asensi. The first flight was paired with a summer inspired theme held at the pre-departure area in Clark International Airport. AirAsia’s iconic red plane was also greeted with a traditional water cannon salute upon landing.
Captain Darren Acorda, AirAsia Philippines’ chief pilot for training and standards said, “Today marks another milestone for AirAsia operations in Clark airport with the addition of our third domestic route. We are closing the year with Clark-Caticlan route but this early we have already started offering our signature low fares to three more new destinations out of Clark. Clark-Iloilo, Clark-Puerto Princesa and Clark-Tacloban commencing in January, and we are here to give only the best quality service that every traveler from Central and Northern Luzon deserves.”
To celebrate this new milestone, AirAsia is offering promo fares from Clark to Caticlan for as low as P1,566 when you book at airasia.com starting today until December 31, 2017. These flights are valid between December 18, 2017, to January 8, 2018.
Clark International Airport officials, led by DOT Regional Director Carol Uy, CIAC President Alexander Cauguiran, and Mabalacat Mayor Crisostomo Garbo, graced the send-off ceremony together with AirAsia Philippines chief pilot for training and standards Captain Darren Acorda, representing the airline’s CEO Captain Dexter Comendador.
Acorda also added, “AirAsia believes in Clark. We established our base operations here and launched commercial flights in 2012 with only two planes – and now we have a fleet of 17 jets and we are aiming to expand and grow operations here in the coming years.”
Flights from Clark to Caticlan operated daily, with flights departing Clark at 1:50 PM and arriving in Caticlan at 3:05 PM.
AirAsia is also set to launch additional three domestic flights starting January 26, 2018: Clark to Puerto Princesa and Clark to Iloilo routes will start operating three times a week or every Tuesday, Thursday, and Saturday. Meanwhile, Clark to Tacloban route will operate every Monday, Wednesday, Friday, and Sunday.
AirAsia has marked its return to Clark with the launching of flights to Davao and Kalibo from the Clark International Airport last March.
AirAsia launched commercial flights from Clark in 2012 before it transferred its hub to Metro Manila after a strategic partnership with a local carrier in 2013. AirAsia has since been operating on a much larger scale from Metro Manila and has also expanded its domestic and international operations with flights from secondary hubs in Cebu and Kalibo, operating a fleet of 17 aircrafts from its the first two planes when it opened in Clark five years ago.
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