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Old 12th Jan 2011, 11:10
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my understanding is that pocket open skies will be beneficial only to foreign airlines wanting access to the country. if air asia phils is set up as a local corporation, pocket open skies is irrelevant to the discussion.
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Old 25th Jan 2011, 06:34
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no news on recruitment yet?? will they accept non-filipino?
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Old 29th Jan 2011, 14:10
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no news on recruitment yet?? will they accept non-filipino? 12th Jan 2011 12:10
heard from the grapevine hiring will be Febuary 2011.
Operations starts Sept 2011.
Its a Filipino company, Air Asia Phils will only hire Filipino pilots unless they cant find enough pilots.

Ready your resumes amigos/amigas!
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Old 29th Jan 2011, 14:52
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where can we send resumes? and any idea on the minimum requirements?
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Old 10th Feb 2011, 11:18
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hmmmm... guys, no intention to rain on your (OUR) parade. quite the contrary in fact, as I'm just as excited with this prospect.

however, let us temper our effervescence a bit by some reality check.

before Air Asia (or any airline) can operate hereabouts (thereabouts), they would have to pass through the CAB, w/c is mandated to conduct public hearings re their proposition.

has anyone among you had any experience how these things go?

during these public hearings, everyone and his brother is welcome to attend and OBJECT to the proposed business. hence, expect the existing airlines to make full use of their retainer liars, opps, lawyers, in obstructing said plan.

how long can this get? imagine a public hearing...

lawyer of opposition 1 (LO1): "your honor, how can the proponents claim that there is enough market to sustain such a proposal?"

lawyer of proponent (LP): "your honor, we would like to submit our feasibility studies that show that not only there is a market, but that even with the service we propose to provide, it will still be under-served by 20%"

LO 1: "your honor, we reserve the right to study such evidence and question the same for a later time."

presiding CAB director: "very well, this hearing is adjourned and reset to 2 weeks from now to enable the oppositors ample opportunity to study the submitted exhibit."

LO 1: "your honor, i beg your indulgence, but i have another hearing on that date. 3 weeks from now would be fine."

presiding CAB director: "i, on the other hand, am indisposed on that period. let's make it 4 weeks from now."

LO 2: "your honor, that is not feasible for me."

presiding CAB director: "5 weeks from now then."

LO 3: "I apologize your honor, but i have another hearing on that day."

presiding CAB director: "this hearing is adjourned, and shall resume until further notice to the satisfaction of all parties concerned."

get the drift? it always takes longer than expected, is all.
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Old 11th Feb 2011, 02:03
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indeed, tony f chose his pinoy partners well.
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Old 11th Feb 2011, 09:00
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I agree!!! Joining is one way to consider to be an "Expat" at home. I just hope that the "package" will fit my requirement.
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Old 11th Feb 2011, 11:25
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cessna95, if what you said is true, it's the best news yet for me
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Old 11th Feb 2011, 12:45
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T&Cs

we are talking about redeyes, productivity based pay, 25 minute turnarounds, manual loadsheets, no food and only hot water is free type of operation, right?
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Old 12th Feb 2011, 21:57
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there'll be another foreign player (CX/AHK) coming into Clark, however it will be operating as a cargo operator only. don't know the details yet but rumors has been spreading.
I heard it will take over the void that Fedex has left.

will be submitting to CAB soon for either A300, B737F and a B767 freighters. Has anyone heard about this and where we can apply? My source said that the hiring will be done here in Manila.
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Old 13th Feb 2011, 10:11
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Let's just wait for the TC's. I'm sure that it will be a different type of LCC based on their standard in the region which is far more better than Tiger-Zest Air. 5J is totally out of the picture. Air Asia Philippines just need their "QUALIFIED PILOTS". For us in the LC's, it's just an open option if "the package is right".
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Old 13th Feb 2011, 11:14
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AirAsia Delay Delivery of 10 Airbus A320

AFP 12th Feb. 2011


Malaysian budget carrier AirAsia has delayed the scheduled delivery of ten of its aircraft by three years to 2015, in a bid to switch its order to more fuel-efficient planes, the company said.

AirAsia agreed to order 175 Airbus A320 aircraft in 2005, with a delivery schedule running from December 2005 to October 2014, but earlier deliveries have been put back several times due to its overcrowded budget terminal.

"A key commercial reason for the (present) deferral... is to afford the company some flexibility to switch from its current order of the classic A320 to a new generation A320 aircraft which is more fuel efficient when such aircraft come into production in the near future," it said in a filing with the local bourse Friday.

"Despite the deferral, AirAsia will nevertheless be taking delivery of 14 aircraft in 2012," it added.

"This will enable the company to support the growth of its joint ventures in the Philippines as well as Vietnam while continuing to support existing affiliate airlines."

The company also said that the number of planes delivered in 2015 would accordingly increase from 9 to 19 aircraft, with no penalties payable for revising its delivery schedule.

In August the budget airline deferred delivery of seven aircraft by four years to 2015 due to space constraints at its Kuala Lumpur terminal.

In 2009, the Malaysian government vetoed AirAsia's ambitious plan to build its own 460-million-dollar airport far from the Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KLIA) in a bid to improve standards and lower operational costs.

However, it is now relying on Malaysia Airports Holdings, which runs KLIA, to build a new budget terminal that is scheduled for completion by March 2012.

AirAsia, which was launched in 2001 with just two planes, is now the region's fourth-biggest carrier with 25 million passengers a year.

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Old 14th Feb 2011, 00:40
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@arigato
TF is even more tightfisted than 5J's LYG so i'm not sure what you mean by AA being a diff kind of LCC...is that supposed to be good for the pilots??

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at this point it's all noise....would love to be proved wrong though...
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Old 14th Feb 2011, 05:57
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Open Season?

From what I read in the news, around 20 A320 for 5J til 2014 and Air Asia looking at a fleet around 20+ in 5Years, even without consideration for retirements , that would equate to a pilot reqt of around 350-400 for the Phils in the next 5 years?
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Old 14th Feb 2011, 08:06
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At the least its some job opportunities for us pilots.... just hope they are well paying options.

Talked to some AK boys over the net and the numbers they have shown me that they are getting is very good..... Comparable to Jetstar Asia and Silk Air!
 
Old 15th Feb 2011, 01:13
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speaking of which jetstar is also making some recent noise that they want to get into the philippines market with their own JV. they're mentioning san miguel as dialogue partner. hmmmm......
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Old 15th Feb 2011, 09:42
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chairwrecker,

this has been more than 2 years in the making. have you got any updated info on the jetstar thing? i can't find any on the net.

cheers.
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Old 16th Feb 2011, 00:58
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here it is.

Page not found - Taipei Times

or


BusinessWorld Online Edition |Jetstar in talks with local conglomerate for hub


like i said, noise really at this point...
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Old 16th Feb 2011, 03:45
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anyway, to those who are interested, air asia is coming over to manila to conduct interviews on 25-26 Feb. better prepare your resumes. too bad i would already be away then.

good luck guys
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Old 16th Feb 2011, 03:53
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chairwrecker, thnx for the link.
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