Last 9th of January 2018, a number of start up owners, media and Filipina CEO Circle members boarded AirAsia Filipino in its maiden flight from Manila to Jakarta. The welcome (and kick-off) ceremony was held at the NAIA terminal 3. A traditional Indonesian breakfast was served to all its guests and other passengers of the Z2 235 flight bound to Soekarno-Hatta International Airport.
AirAsia Philippines CEO Dexter Comendador said, “AirAsia is a product of Asean and we are so proud to be part of this region we call home. We are thrilled to add another Asean destination into our ever growing network. We do love Asean so much that today we are starting Manila – Jakarta and by next week or on January 19, we are to fly Manila – Bali next.”
Officers from the Embassy of Indonesia to the Philippines, Budi Dhewajani and Hidayat Zakaira joined AirAsia Philippines Chairperson Maan Hontiveros aboard the inaugural flight while AirAsia Group CEO for Indonesia, Mr. Dendy Kurniawan, and officials from transportation, tourism and airport ministries in Indonesia, meanwhile, welcomed the Philippine group at a ceremonial dinner held in Seribu Rasa Menteng in Jakarta.
Some details from this write up was taken from my (masipag) blogger friend www.mariaronabeltran.com