Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Air Philippines: A New-Old Airline?



When you visit the web site of Air Philippines you will notice a front page banner similar to the image above. It seems that Air Philippines will follow the footsteps of Asian Spirit Airlines which became Zest Air without changing ownership. As you will notice the logo is now different and the web address will become airphilexpress.com.

Is this the same banana? I am not a fan of Air Philippines even a bit because I had a horrible experience with them last October 26, 2008 on my way to Iloilo to attend my cousin's wedding. Former Department of Justice Secretary Raul Gonzales shared my nightmare together with a 100+ more passengers as we endure a 5-hour delay because they said that our aircraft is still undergoing some maintenance works. I am not surprised at all because the Boeing 737-200 aircraft being used by this airline is way much older than me. It's a good decision to finally replace those Jurassic-era aircraft with modern Airbus A320 planes.

I can't help to notice that the new logo is somewhat the same with another local airline. Is that an eagle's head? And the aircraft livery... I know I've seen this before. I can't wait to buy a ticket with Air Philippines to give them another chance now that they are rebranding their product.

2 comments:

winglet said...

It seems that Air Philippines will follow the footsteps of Asian Spirit Airlines which became Zest Air without changing ownership..

>>>zestair actually changed ownership that is why they change their name. before, Asian spirit was a cooperative airline then was bought by alfredo yao (zest-o owner) which (now) became zestiar.

travelphilippines said...

thats a pretty good deal.