The AirAsia Philippines you know is now officially called Philippines AirAsia (PAA). This was the revelation of PAA Chief Executive Officer Joy Caneba in a press briefing last week.
The Philippine Securities and Exchange Commission issued a certificate last September 14, 2015, approving the name “Philippines AirAsia Inc.” doing business under the name and style of AirAsia.
Shocked? Don’t be.
Read first these 7 facts you need to know about the new Philippines AirAsia name:
- PAA has completed the transition to a single operating certificate, consolidated operations and streamlined manpower. The previous AirAsia Philippines and AirAsia Zest are now combined into Philippines AirAsia.
- PAA currently has 941 regular employees and operates a fleet of 15 aircraft with domestic and international flights out of Manila, Cebu and Kalibo (gateway to Boracay).
- With this new development, expect new acquisitions of new Airbus A320 starting in 2016.
- Philippines AirAsia is a wholly owned subsidiary of AirAsia Inc. which is a joint venture company between Filipino investors Antonio O. Cojuangco, former Ambassador Alfredo M. Yao, Michael L. Romero, Marianne B. Hontiveros, and Malaysia’s AirAsia Berhad.
- Philippines AirAsia is by far the only local carrier that services the most number of international flights from China and South Korea to Kalibo International Airport with fly-thru services via Kuala Lumpur from Manila to various points in Asia, Australia and beyond.
- Philippines AirAsia is part of the AirAsia Group that has been awarded the World’s Best Low Cost Carrier for seven consecutive years running by Skytrax since 2009 to 2015.
- No changes in the logo, look, and aircraft. It’s really a matter of official, legal name.
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So there you go! Congratulations on the new name
AirAsia Philippines Philippines AirAsia!
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