The Aircraft will be based in Clark Air Base (The Philippines) and operate five nights per week on the Clark - Manila - Hong Kong - Manila - Clark route. Flights from / to Clark are positioning flights as there are no longer facilities to park during the day at Manila.
Due to Air Hong Kong having a number of their own aircraft on maintenance it has left them short of capacity and ASL (Ireland) were asked to help out in a short term basis. Having previous experience operating A300-600 aircraft in Asia (including Manila) we were more than happy to accede their request.
It is expected that EI-EXR will operate on this route until the end of September 2019 when our latest A330 (EI-HEC) will arrive to take over operations.
Crew from L-R: Capt. Martin Pound (A300-600); Capt. Tom Flynn (A300-600); Capt. Tony Tompkins (A330); FO Sean McKenna (A330); Capt. Andy McMurtry (A330); FO Jeremy Kuiper (A300-600)