Airphil Express launches 4 new local destinations

ABS-CBN News

Posted at Oct 20 2010 07:23 PM | Updated as of Oct 21 2010 08:30 PM

MANILA, Philippines (UPDATED/CORRECTED) - Airphil Express has launched 4 new domestic destinations.

Maria Java, vice president for marketing and media, said the low cost carrier will now fly to Legaspi and Tagbilaran out of Manila using its Airbus A-320 aircraft.

It will also have Cebu-Catarman and Cebu-Ozamis flights using the Bombardier Q400 aircraft (not the Airbus A-320 as earlier reported).

Airphil Express is a sister company of flag carrier Philippine Airlines, which is controlled by tycoon Lucio Tan.

It took delivery of a 180-seater Airbus A320 last September, and is expecting 17 more to arrive in the next 2 and a half years.

Meanwhile, Airphil Express said it has also partnered with travel insurance provider Chartis Philippines Insurance Inc. for passenger insurance coverage.