AirAsia to start daily Clark-Singapore flights

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Wednesday, October 3, 2012


CLARK FREEPORT ---– Philippines’ AirAsia, the country’s newest low cost carrier, will begin its daily Clark-Singapore flights on December 15 with booking period which will last until October 7.

To celebrate the new route, the Filipino carrier offers an all-in, one way promo fare from only P999 from Clark International Airport to Singapore Changi Airport Terminal 1 starting October 1 until 7 October 2012 via airasia.com.

Guests who will avail of this promo will be able to travel from 15 December 2012 to 30 September 2013.

“It’s an exciting time to travel from Clark International Airport, as AirAsia has been launching more and more exciting destinations almost every month allowing our guests to connect and benefit from our extensive network covering 77 destinations across 18 countries in Asia and Australia,” AirAsia Inc. CEO Maan Hontiveros said.

Hontiveros added that Clark International Airport has a world-class runway and is one of the safest in the country.

Clark International Airport Corporation (CIAC) President Victor Jose Luciano is also set to announce the reduction of the passenger terminal fee from P600 to P450 for departing passengers on international flights, making air travel from Clark airport more affordable and reliable.

“Air transport connectivity between the Philippines and the rest of the region is expected to benefit from AirAsia’s extensive network. We are also here to provide our guests with safe, reliable flights at very affordable prices,” she said.

AirAsia will operate the new Clark-Singapore route with brand new Airbus A320 departing daily at 6:10 a.m. and arriving at 9:40 a.m.

“We will begin our daily flights to Singapore in December to cater to the growing demand for both business and leisure travel, and equally important, this new route will provide low cost, high value service to our OFWs in Singapore so they can come home and reunite with their families as often as possible,” Hontiveros added.

According to the latest data from the Philippine Embassy, there are 177,600 Filipinos in Singapore composed of 106,600 working as professionals, while the remaining 71,000 are domestic helpers.

More than 11 million tourists visited Singapore in 2011 based on the latest ASEAN Community Figures report with themed shopping centers, island resorts, sports and leisure adventure activities as its major tourist attractions.

“We continuously strive to promote air travel and tourism in the country by keeping our fares low while ensuring the best, quality service for our guests,” she said.

Aside from Singapore, AirAsia also flies daily to Hong Kong, Macau and Kuala Lumpur in Malaysia.

AirAsia’s all-in fare includes base fare, fuel surcharge, processing fee and aviation security fee.

As part of its commitment to develop tourism and transportation outside Metro Manila, AirAsia Inc. set up its hub in Clark, Pampanga in 2011. In the same year, Filipinos welcomed the airline’s brand new Airbus A320s operated by an all-Filipino crew, signifying greater opportunities for travel, leisure and tourism industries in the country.

AirAsia Inc. began its domestic operations via Clark International Airport on March 28, 2012 by servicing daily flights to Davao and twice daily to Kalibo (Boracay).

It launched its first international destination last June 9 with afternoon flights to Kuala Lumpur that complements Malaysia’s AirAsia which has been servicing the same route since 2005. Hong Kong and Macau flights commenced last July 19.

Never miss out on updates about upcoming bargain deals by following AirAsia via Facebook (facebook/airasiaphilippines) and Twitter (twitter.com/airasiaph).

Philippines’ AirAsia call center also accepts booking of regular fares via +632 588 9999 from Monday to Sunday at 0800hrs to 2100hrs (GMT +8).

Guests from Metro Manila may also purchase seats through AirAsia Travel & Service Centers (ATSC) located in SM North EDSA in Quezon City, in Mall of Asia in Pasay City and in Gaisano Mall in Davao City.

For information on transportation services and bus schedules from Manila to Clark airport and vice versa please visit: philtranco.com.ph and victoryliner.com.

Published in the Sun.Star Pampanga newspaper on October 03, 2012.

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