First passengers arriving to Puerto Princesa on the new AirPhil Express services from Clark were welcomed to the airport by the local orchestra. Services to this popular Philippine tourist destination are offered by AirPhil Express from a total of four destinations.
Clark International Airport, which was known as Diosdado Macapagal International Airport prior to its rebranding in February 2012, became AirPhil Express’ latest destination in Northern Philippines. The carrier goes head-on against AirAsia’s latest Philippine franchise, which inaugurated its operations only a day before. Cutting the ribbon in Clark were Alfredo Herrera, AirPhil Express' SVP Marketing and Sales, and Victor Jose Luciano, CEO, Clark International Airport Corporation.
- Just one day after the launch of Philippines AirAsia, also reported on this week, AirPhil Express entered the new airline’s territory, starting as many as four new destinations from Clark (CRK). Cebu (CEB) and Kalibo (KAL) are now served with four weekly frequencies, while three weekly flights are offered from Davao (DVO) and Puerto Princesa (PPS). All flights are operated with the airline’s fleet of A320s. AirPhil Express will face competition on three of the new routes. The Cebu market is already served with thrice-weekly services by Cebu Pacific, while AirAsia Philippines launched its first two destinations, Davao and Kalibo, on 28 March and each is now offered on a twice-daily basis.