Wednesday, August 6, 2014

Air Asia Restores Clark-Kuala Lumpur Flights

Air Asia will be returning to Clark International Airport with the re-introduction of direct flights to Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. The budget carrier is set to re-connect the two cities beginning on October 17 with fares starting as low as P1,390 inclusive of taxes and fees.

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Flights to Clark International Airport will be operated by Air Asia of Malaysia four times each week on Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays, and Sundays. Once flights are restored, Clark will become the fourth destination in the Philippines for the Malaysia based carrier. 

Clark International Airport was originally Air Asia's first destination in the Philippines and previously served as the hub for its local affiliate, Air Asia Philippines. When Air Asia decided to shift focus of its operations to Ninoy Aquino International Airport in Manila, Air Asia Group CEO Tony Fernandes told local media that the carrier would one day return to Clark. 

Clark Airport, which is a former American military base, has been converted into a Freeport Zone boasting a number of recreational parks, historical landmarks, entertainment, and other attractions. It is also the home of the annual Philippine International Hot Air Balloon Fiesta. For tourists coming from Malaysia, it serves as an important gateway to the northern Philippines including popular destinations such as Baguio City and as an alternate gateway to Manila. 

Local travellers will be able to use the service to connect directly to a number of flights throughout Southeast Asia, India, and Australia via Air Asia's largest hub in Kuala Lumpur. Air Asia also flies direct from Kota Kinabalu and Kuala Lumpur to Manila on a daily basis with flights operated by Air Asia's local affiliate, AirAsia Zest. 

AirAsia is the largest low-cost airline in Asia with a network covering 88 destinations with more than 150 aircraft. It has been voted the World's Best Low Cost Airline in the annual World Airline Survey for the past six consecutive years. Air Asia recently announced that it will increase the number of flights between Kuala Lumpur and Kalibo from four times weekly to daily service.

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