PH Air Asia eyes Clark airport as major hub
Budget carrier Philippines Air Asia plans to make Clark International Airport as its main hub.
“We plan to establish Clark as our main hub, because Manila is too crowded. If I have 70 planes in 10 years I do not have a place to park in Manila. So the government was gracious enough to comply with our request. We need more airports,” said Capt. Dexter Comendador, chief executive officer of Philippines AirAsia.
AirAsia launched commercial flights in Clark in 2012 before transferring its hub to Metro Manila following a strategic partnership with ZestAir in 2013.
Last March, Air Asia resumed flights from Clark l with three weekly flights to Kalibo (Boracay).
Comendador said the government removed airport fees and navigational fees in Clark.
“Since we are opening Clark as a hub, we plan to fly to Korea, China, Malaysia, Singapore, Hong Kong, Macau and Taipei,” Comendador said.
AirAsia operates a fleet of 17 aircraft with domestic and international flights out of hubs in Manila, Cebu, and Kalibo.