Four new aircrafts of Zest Air now in its Clark hub

Zest Air, the Philippine local low cost airline formerly known as Asian Spirit, presented today its 4 newly acquired aircrafts that will soon serve its regional flights from the Diosdado Macapagal International Airport (DMIA), the country’s alternative premier airport located in Clark, Pampanga.

Zest Air president and CEO Alfredo Yao led the presentation of the airline’s 4 new aircraft at the Asian Aerospace Hangar of the 2,500-hectare Clark Civil Aviation Complex.

Zest Air has acquired three M-60 airplanes with a seating capacity of 56, and an Airbus A320 with 162 passenger capacity. All four aircraft arrived at the DMIA’s civil aviation complex.

The carrier is planning to mount regional international flights from DMIA to serve the Asian region. Yao said the target regional destinations from Clark include Hong Kong, Incheon, Macau, Xiamen, Shanghai, and Bangkok.

Luciano, together with executive vice president and COO Alexander Cauguiran, and VP for operations and DMIA general manager Bienvenido Manga graced Zest Air’s presentation of its 4 new aircrafts.

Last month, leading local low-cost carrier Cebu Pacific also established its international operations in Clark, its fourth hub after Cebu, Manila, and Davao. From DMIA, Cebu Pacific serves four regional destinations–Singapore, Hong Kong, Bangkok, and Macau. It has only one plane based in Clark serving these regional routes.

Zest air, on the other hand, is set to further beef up its Asian flights from Clark. Yao said that another Airbus A320 aircraft is set to arrive by January 3. Two more Airbus A320, he said, are expected to arrive by mid-2009.

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