AirAsia Philippines officially took off again with its Manila-Ho Chi Minh route with an additional first-ever domestic flight route of Clark-Bohol scheduled to commence on March 29, just in time for summer vacation. This additional aerial venture serves to strengthen connectivity among the country’s tourist destinations.
Ho Chi Minh route was first launched in 2017 but had to be postponed in August 2019 with reasons unexplained, shared by AirAsia Philippines chief executive officer Ricardo Isla to Philippine News Agency (PNA) on Monday.
“It’s really been part of the drawing board to strengthen both domestic and international network of AirAsia Philippines. We’ve been fast-tracking route launches, and Ho Chi Minh comes right after General Santos and Zamboanga (launches),” divulged Isla.
Ho Chi Minh is fairly known as a business center and popular tourist visitations of Vietnam due to its French architecture, fresh local cuisine, and historical attractions. AirAsia only offers this route via Manila only, unfortunately.
On a brighter side, guests from Clark can now book destinations that fly them directly to the Bohol-Panglao International Airport as well as fly to Zamboanga and General Santos from Clark and Cebu.
AirAsia announced that the new routes allow to link Luzon, Visayas, and Mindanao, as the carrier made a commitment to support livelier and regionally inclusive tourism.