AirAsia announces Clark flights to Australia, Japan-A A +A
Thursday, July 12, 2012
CLARK FREEPORT – Philippines’ AirAsia, the country’s newest low cost carrier, has announced that it is now offering Fly-Thru service from Clark International Airport to Gold Coast, Perth, Melbourne and Sydney in Australia and to Osaka-Kansai in Japan starting today.
AirAsia’s Fly-Thru service offers guests seamless transit, hassle free luggage check-in and other connecting convenience.
“Our Fly-Thru service is designed to allow our guests to seamlessly connect on multiple flight legs, on certain flights without needing to pass through immigration, collect bags, re check-in between flights or have a transit visa. Bags will also be automatically checked through to the final destination. This new service is part of our continuous effort to make air travel more affordable, convenient and accessible to all,” AirAsia Inc. chief-executive-officer Maan Hontiveros said.
The Fly-Thru service was introduced by AirAsia last year with connecting flight options from selected destinations in the AirAsia route network which spans across 20 countries and 77 destinations.
Guests who will avail of the Fly-Thru service will be charged with a minimal fee of P900 only which will already be included in the all-in fare upon booking via airasia.com while connecting time is expected to take less than five hours.
All connecting destinations will come from AirAsia’s transit point in LCCT (Low Cost Carrier Terminal) in Kuala Lumpur.
“The awesome connectivity and convenience when travelling between Australia and the Philippines as well as Japan and the Philippines will further drive up tourism in the country. We hope to draw tourists from these countries and at the same time encourage our OFWs to come home as often as possible” Hontiveros added.
Guests can also follow Philippines’ AirAsia on Facebook (facebook/airasiaphilippines) and Twitter (twitter.com/airasiaph) to get the latest bargain deals.
Published in the Sun.Star Pampanga newspaper on July 13, 2012.