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AirAsia bares plan to open more hubs across Philippines

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Passengers board an AirAsia Airbus A320 plane at the domestic airport in Manila on May 23, 2014. BW FILE PHOTO

Philippines AirAsia, Inc. has set in its priority projects its plan to build more hubs outside Manila, Kalibo and Cebu, its chief executive officer (CEO) told reporters on the sidelines of the Government Fares Agreement signing.

“We’re looking forward to opening Clark as the low-cost carrier hub in the Philippines for AirAsia. And then we are opening up [in] Panglao, when it opens. And Puerto Princesa and Davao,” AirAsia President and CEO Dexter M. Comendador said.

He said that the company wants to develop hubs in these areas because of the lack of space in Manila. After starting its operations in Clark, Pampanga in 2012, it moved its hub to Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA) the following year, which also houses the hubs for Philippine Airlines and Cebu Pacific. — Denise A. Valdez

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