TECO exec extends another 1 year free visa for Pinoys



CLARK, Pampanga — The Taipei Economic and Cultural Office (TECO) in the Philippines on Thursday announced the extension of free visa for another year for Filipinos who wish to visit Taiwan.

“We are extending another year free visa for Filipinos,”TECO Deputy Representative Minister James Chu announced during the inaugural flight of AirAsia, the w orld’s b est l o w – c ost c arrier, as it officially paint ed Clark skies red with the airline’s first international route from Clark airport.

AirAsia flight Z25126 bound for Taipei with pilot in command AirAsia Philippines Chief Executive Officer Captain Dexter Comendador left Clark International Airport at 5:25 PM and arrived in Taipei’s Taoyuan International Airport at 7:30PM.

In his speech, Comendador welcomed passengers and guests to the send off ceremony of the Clark-Taipei inaugural flight.

“We are officially painting the skies of Clark airport with AirAsia’s iconic color. Our return to international skies via Clark hub reaffirms our commitment to travelers in Central and Northern Luzon and Metro Manila who truly deserve nothing but only the best quality service, affordable airfare and efficient connectivity,” Commendador added.

The send-off event was joined by CIAC President Alexander Cauguiran, Regional DOT Director Carol Uy and AirAsia Philippines Chairperson Maan Hontiveros.

Taiwan inspired decorations adorned the airport with passengers and guests enjoying Taiwanese street food and entertainment.

Aside from Clark – Taipei route, AirAsia also flies to domestic destinations of Iloilo, Caticlan, Davao, Cebu and Tacloban from Clark.

“It feels so good to be back where we started. From two planes in Clark in 2012 to 20 jets as of today and we expect our fleet to grow to 70 planes in the next 10 years, we are thrilled to be here again and begin another journey to serve, empower and enable every traveler to dream big and connect across Asean, Asia and the world,” Comendador said.

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