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Travel at ease with the AirAsia Asean Pass! Highly anticipated AirAsia Asean Pass is now available for sale on www.airasia.com

AseaPassinPhpBANGKOK, 23 February 2015 – AirAsia introduced the “AirAsia Asean Pass” and the “AirAsia Asean Pass+” in an effort to boost travel by making traveling within the region a seamless experience. The passes are available from today at www.airasia.com, with the AirAsia Asean Pass retailing at P7,200 for 10 credits and AirAsia Asean Pass+ for P12,900 with 20 credits exclusive of terminal fees and airport taxes.

The co-founders of AirAsia; Tan Sri Tony Fernandes and Datuk Kamarudin Meranun announced the  development of this product at the ASEAN Business Advisory Council Malaysia Conference held in Kuala Lumpur in November last year.

AirAsia Group CEO Tony Fernandes said, “As a truly Asean airline, we are extremely proud to introduce the AirAsia Asean Pass, which is a product specifically designed to further liberalize and encourage travel among the Asean community. The pass allows us to bridge communities and attract more foreign tourists to the region- it’s the perfect instrument to promote Asean integration.”

“We are constantly enhancing the way guests fly with us and the AirAsia Asean Pass is another innovation that we have put in place to make flying more efficient and enjoyable. We are working on additional enhancements that will further benefit guests traveling from non Asean destinations.”

Holders of the AirAsia Asean Pass and the AirAsia Asean Pass+ can enjoy flights at a fixed-rate to over 148 routes across all 10 Aseancountries. Acting like a single currency, it diminishes the hassle of different foreign exchange rates as flights are valued according to credits, allowing guests to be creative in planning their ideal trip through Asean.

Flights with duration of below two hours are valued at 1 credit, while flights of two hours and above are valued at 3 credits. No processing fee applies for flight redemptions using the AirAsia Asean Pass and Asean Pass+. Airport charges/tax and other fees will be payable separately. The pass can also be purchased as a gift for another traveller.

The AirAsia Asean Pass and Asean Pass+ credits are redeemable for travel with AirAsia Malaysia (AK), Thai AirAsia (FD), AirAsia Indonesia (QZ) and Philippines AirAsia (Z2 & PQ) to Asean destinations only.

For a detailed list of flights redeemable with the AirAsia Asean Pass and Asean Pass+ and other applicable terms and conditions, guests may refer to the airline’s website at www.airasia.com.

Keep updated with AirAsia’s latest promotions and activities via Twitter (twitter.com/AirAsia) and Facebook (facebook.com/AirAsia).

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About the AirAsia Group 

AirAsia, the leading and largest low-cost carrier in Asia, services the most extensive network with over 90 destinations. Within 13 years of operations, AirAsia has carried over 250 million guests and grown its fleet from just two aircraft to over 180. The airline is proud to be a truly Asean (Association of Southeast Asian Nations) airline with established operations based in Malaysia, Indonesia, Thailand, Philippines and India, servicing a network stretching across all Asean countries and beyond. AirAsia was named the World’s Best Low Cost Airline in the annual World Airline Survey by Skytrax for six consecutive years from 2009 – 2014. AirAsia is the first airline globally to collaborate with INTERPOL to implement the I-Checkit system to screen the passports of all its prospective passengers against information contained in the world police body’s Stolen and Lost Travel Documents (SLTD) database.

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AirAsia reconnects Cebu-Kota Kinabalu with 4 flights weekly

 imageGrab your promo seats from as low as P699, all-in, no fuel surcharge at http://www.airasia.com

MANILA, 30 JAN 2015 – AirAsia Philippines, the Filipino Low Cost Carrier that flies hand in hand with AirAsia, voted the World’s Best Low Cost Carrier for six consecutive years, today announced it will recommence direct flights between  Cebu and Kota Kinabalu on 27thMarch 2015 with 4 flights weekly or every Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday.

Promotional seats from as low as P699, one-way, are available for booking now until 8th February 2015 at www.airasia.com with travel period from 27 March 2015 to 26 March 2016.

AirAsia Philippines’ Chief Executive Officer, Joy Cañeba said, “Part of our commitment is to build connectivity outside Metro Manila. We picked Cebu because it’s bustling with activities and the traffic from Southern Philippines is growing rapidly. We’re thrilled to re-open Cebu-Kota Kinabalu route to provide the much needed connectivity at affordable fares for Cebuanos and overseas Filipino workers.”

As one of the most highly developed cities in the Philippines, Cebu or the Queen City of the South is also a hub for education, trade and commerce, business process outsourcing and shipping. Local and foreign tourists continue to flock this place for various attractions such as heritage walk, food and music festivals, fiestas and unforgettable nightlife.

“Cebu and Kota Kinabalu are wonderful places for adventure and outdoor sports. Every visitor would be delighted to know that Cebu has one of the most accessible beaches, resorts, entertainment, shopping and food districts,” Cañeba said.

AirAsia also flies to Kota Kinabalu from Manila’s Ninoy Aquino International Airport every Wednesday, Friday and Sunday.

For more updates on AirAsia Philippines and its latest promotions and activities, follow them on social media through Facebook (facebook.com/AirAsiaPhilippines) and Twitter (twitter.com/AirAsiaPh).

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The route will operate on the following flight schedule on 27th March 2015:

 Flight Number From To Departure Arrival Frequency Aircraft
Z2 131 CEBU KOTA KINABALU 1540hrs 1735hrs Mon/Wed/Fri/Sun A320
Z2 132 KOTA KINABALU CEBU 1800hrs 1955hrs Mon/Wed/Fri/Sun A320

 

 

About Cebu City, Philippines:

 

One of Philippines’ most popular destinations, the Queen City of the South is the hub of amazing beaches and colourful festivals. Historic Cebu City is famed for Magellan’s Cross, marking the spot where the colonisers started their mission to spread Christianity in the islands. Close to the spot, the massive annual Sinulog festival honours the Santo Niño, a revered image of the child Jesus. Heritage spots such as ancestral houses are aplenty—start with Casa Gorordo—but don’t forget to enjoy the fresh mangoes and seafood. Shopping for great finds is easy, as you can go down Colon Street, Ayala Center and SM City and find whatever you need. Cebuanos are outgoing people, so nightlife and live music are big in Cebu. You can have custom-made guitars and furniture from Mandaue, aside from many export-quality goods such as fashion accessories. Soak up the sun on the islands of Malapascua and Bantayan, with spots like Sugar Beach and Paradise Beach for a good tan and a pleasant beach ball match. If you still dance to the beat of Bob Marley’s “Buffalo Soldier” and “No Woman, No Cry”, then you will definitely love Cebu Reggae Fest, an annual two-day event comprising live reggae performances by artists and enthusiasts. For close encounters with the world’s largest mammal, the whale shark, head to Oslob. From perfect diving spots, and rich wildlife to the friendly people and stunning views, it’s more fun in Cebu!

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About AirAsia Philippines:

 

AirAsia Philippines operates a fleet of 15 aircraft servicing domestic destinations of Kalibo (Boracay), Tagbilaran (Bohol), Tacloban, Puerto Princesa (Palawan), Cebu, Davao and Cagayan de Oro* with international points in China, Korea and Malaysia from its hub in Manila, Kalibo and Cebu. It is by far the only local carrier with the most number of direct flights to/from Kalibo International Airport.

As part of its commitment to make travel more affordable, convenient and accessible to all, AirAsia Philippines signed a strategic alliance with Filipino carrier, ZestAir, in March 2013 and moved its operation from Clark, Pampanga to Manila’s major gateway, Ninoy Aquino International Airport. Zest Air was later on rebranded to AirAsia Zest with a new corporate look wherein the Zest name has been incorporated into the iconic red hot circle, which is the signature logo of AirAsia to symbolize the partnership.

AirAsia Philippines and AirAsia Zest are part of the AirAsia Group with the former set to acquire 100% ownership pending government regulatory approvals.   (*operates from Cebu only)

 

About AirAsia Group

AirAsia, the leading and largest low-cost carrier in Asia, services the most extensive network with over 90 destinations. Within 12 years of operations, AirAsia has carried over 250 million guests and grown its fleet from just two aircraft to over 180. The airline is proud to be a truly Asean (Association of Southeast Asian Nations) airline with established operations based in Malaysia, Indonesia, Thailand, Philippines and India, servicing a network stretching across all Asean countries and beyond. AirAsia was named the World’s Best Low Cost Airline in the annual World Airline Survey by Skytrax for six consecutive years from 2009 – 2014. AirAsia is the first airline globally to collaborate with INTERPOL to implement the I-Checkit system to screen the passports of all its prospective passengers against information contained in the world police body’s Stolen and Lost Travel Documents (SLTD) database.

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AirAsia starts twice daily flights from Cebu to Davao and CDO 30 street kids and NGOs among those on board AirAsia’s inaugural flights

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Captain Dexter Commendador helps a young boy place his message in a Christmas tree during the launching of AirAsia’s newest flight from Cebu to Davao.

CEBU CITY, 12 DEC 2014 – AirAsia Philippines, the Filipino Low Cost Carrier that flies hand in hand with AirAsia, voted the World’s Best Low Cost Carrier in the annual World Airline Survey by Skytrax for six consecutive years from 2009 – 2014, today started its twice daily flights from Cebu to Davao and Cagayan de Oro City with 30 street kids from Batang Opon  Foundation,  Cebu City Task Force on Street Children Foundation,  SOS Children’s Village and Tambayan Center for Children’s Rights Incorporated on board its maiden flights.

AirAsia Zest Director for Flight Operations Captain Dexter Commendador said, “We’re extremely excited to celebrate the return of AirAsia flights from Cebu to Davao and Cebu to Cagayan de Oro – and what’s more memorable is that we celebrated our inaugural flights by fulfilling the dreams of 30 kids. Like these kids, AirAsia started with a dream – to make flying affordable to everyone.”

Accompanied by caretakers, 20 children from Batang Opon Foundation and  Cebu City Task Force on Street Children Foundation flew via AirAsia Zest flight Z2 523 from Cebu to Davao at 9:10AM and another batch of kids from SOS Children’s Village took the first flight from Cebu to Cagayan de Oro City via AirAsia Zest flight Z2535 departing on time at 12:35PM.

In Davao City, 10 kids from Tambayan Center for Children’s Right were on board AirAsia Zest flight Z2524 from Davao to Cebu. They were given a tour of Mactan Shrine, Bluewater Resort and guitar factory – famous attractions in Cebu hosted by Galeon San Pedro Tours.

Aside from free airfare the kids also toured famous tourist spots and parks in Davao, Cagayan de Oro and Cebu in partnership with Department of Tourism. They also received surprised Christmas gifts and toys from AirAsia while passengers get welcome presents from Mactan Cebu International Airport management.

A ceremonial ribbon cutting and brief program at the Mactan-Cebu International Airport (MCIAA) was held attended by MCIAA General Manager Nigel Paul Villarete, MCIAA Assistant General Manager Ahmed Cuizon, GMR Megawide President Louie Ferrer, Department of Tourism Region 7 Senior Tourism Operations Officer Judilyn Quiachon, Cebu Provincial Tourism Officer Grace Paulino and Capt. Dexter Comendador, AirAsia Philippines Director of Flight Operations.  During the program, guests and kids placed their messages of hope and wishes on a Christmas tree. AirAsia, MCIAA and partner NGOs will join forces to help fulfil the kids’ wishes.

To commemorate the event, AirAsia Philippines is offering promo fares from as low as P1.00 base fare for flights to/from Cebu City to Manila, Davao and Cagayan de Oro including flights to/from Manila, Kalibo (Boracay), Puerto Princesa(Palawan), Tagbilaran (Bohol) andTacloban.

Airfares for international destination from Manila to Macau, Kuala Lumpur, Kota Kinabalu, Shanghai, and Incheon/Seoul are also available for P1.00, one-way and base fare only for travel period starting January 7 to June 30, 2015.

All promotional fares are available for booking via www.airasia.com starting today until 14 December 2014. Guests may also get as much as 20% discount on pre-book meals and other online bargain deals.

For more updates on AirAsiaPhilippines and its latest promotions and activities, follow them on social media through Facebook (facebook.com/AirAsiaphilippines) and Twitter (twitter.com/AirAsiaPh).

About the AirAsia Group

AirAsia, the leading and largest low-cost carrier in Asia, services the most extensive network with over 90 destinations. Within 12 years of operations, AirAsia has carried over 250 million guests and grown its fleet from just two aircraft to over 180. The airline is proud to be a truly Asean (Association of Southeast Asian Nations) airline with established operations based in Malaysia, Indonesia, Thailand, Philippines and India, servicing a network stretching across all Asean countries and beyond. AirAsia was named the World’s Best Low Cost Airline in the annual World Airline Survey by Skytrax for six consecutive years from 2009 – 2014. AirAsia is the first airline globally to collaborate with INTERPOL to implement the I-Checkit system to screen the passports of all its prospective passengers against information contained in the world police body’s Stolen and Lost Travel Documents (SLTD) database.

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Philippines’ AirAsia rolls out Piso Fare Promo

More affordable fares at only one peso base fare for local and international destinations including Fly-Thru service from Clark airport to Australia only at airasia.com starting today

MAKATI CITY, July 23, 2012 – Hold on tight to that one peso. It will take you far to your desired destination and delight you with memorable experiences as Philippines’ AirAsia, the country’s newest low cost carrier, rolls out its Piso Fare promo for all local and international destinations including Fly-Thru service from Clark International Airport to Australia.

“This promo is a testament to our commitment to stay competitive and provide the best value for Filipinos to travel at the lowest cost but with the best quality service,” AirAsia Inc. CEO Maan Hontiveros said at a press conference in Makati City.

With the Piso Fare Promo, travellers who book via airasia.com starting today until July 29 can now fly direct from Clark International Airport in Pampanga to Kuala Lumpur, Hong Kong, Macau and through AirAsia’s newest Fly-Thru service  from Clark to  Sydney and Perth in Australia for only one peso base fare.

The Fly-Thru service offers guests to seamlessly connect on multiple flight legs, on certain flights without needing to pass through immigration, collect bags, re check-in between flights or have a transit visa. Bags will also be automatically checked through to the final destination. It also allows guests to connect from selected destinations in the AirAsia route network which spans across 20 countries and 80 destinations. All connecting destinations will come from AirAsia’s transit point in LCCT (Low Cost Carrier Terminal) in Kuala Lumpur.

The Piso Fare Promo is also offered for travellers bound from Clark to AirAsia’s domestic destinations such as Davao, Kalibo, and Puerto Princesa.

With AirAsia’s Piso Fare Promo, travellers will only pay one peso for the base fare excluding fuel surcharge, processing fee, aviation security fee and VAT.

“Our guests, who choose our lowest-cost flights, deserve to know what they are paying for. Having well-informed travellers is a key element of AirAsia’s business,”  Hontiveros explained.

AirAsia was the first domestic low-cost carrier to promote the “All-in-fare” concept in February this year when it launched its first ever promo seats.

Hontiveros stressed that AirAsia, unlike some competitors, does not intend to surprise clients with small prints of add-on costs, only to find they have to pay for so many other rate components.

“In the same month that we secured our AOC in February, AirAsia sparked a revolution in air travel when we launched an all-in fare by being transparent in our promo fares. We advertise promo fares which include the base fare, fuel surcharge, processing fee and government mandated fees such as aviation security fee and VAT. No hidden charges, no misleading promotions,” she said.

AirAsia continues to change the landscape of low-cost travel according to Hontiveros. With Piso Fare Promo, “planning is easiest with rates all clearly laid out to our guests so that people will know which has the best value.”

“With this new promo we aim to expand the market based on informed choices and continuous exciting deals. These are part of distinguishing marks of our brand of low cost travel,” Hontiveros added.

1,000 seats are up for grabs with the Piso Fare Promo. Guests are able to book their seats from now until July 29, 2012. Travel period is from July 25 to October 31, 2012.

For inquiry and updates, guests may call up Philippines’ AirAsia call center at +632 588 9999 from Monday to Sunday at 0800hrs to 2100hrs (GMT +8).

Guests from Metro Manila may also purchase seats through AirAsia Travel Service Centers (ATSC) located in SM North Edsa in Quezon City and in Mall of Asia in Pasay City.

Never miss out on updates about upcoming bargain deals by following AirAsia via Facebook (facebook/airasiaphilippines) and Twitter (twitter.com/airasiaph).

ABOUT AIRASIA INC.

As part of its commitment to develop tourism and transportation outside Metro Manila, AirAsia Inc. set up its hub in Clark, Pampanga in 2011. In the same year, Filipinos welcomed the airline’s brand new Airbus A320s operated by an all-Filipino crew, signifying greater opportunities for travel, leisure and tourism industries in the country.

AirAsia Inc. is registered with the Securities and Exchange Commission in March last year to engage primarily in the business of air transportation in the Philippines and abroad for passenger and cargo.

AirAsia Inc. is a 60-40 joint venture between Filipino investors Antonio O. Cojuangco, Michael L. Romero and Marianne “Maan” B. Hontiveros, and Malaysia’s AirAsia International Ltd., a wholly-owned subsidiary of AirAsia Berhad, which has won SkyTrax’s best low cost airline for four consecutive years. (Skytrax is the world’s largest airline and airport review site.)

AirAsia Inc. began its domestic operations via Clark International Airport on March 28, 2012 by servicing daily flights to Francisco Bangoy International Airport in Davao, Puerto Princesa International Airport in Palawan and twice daily flights to Kalibo International Airport. It launched its first international destination last June 9 with afternoon flights to Kuala Lumpur that complements Malaysia’s AirAsia which has been servicing the same route since 2005. Hong Kong and Macau flights started on July 19.

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AirAsia, CAE to set up world-class aviation training centre

AirAsia, the world’s best low-cost airline, and CAE, a global leader in flight training solutions, announce the setting up of Asian Aviation Academy, a world-class aviation training centre that will offer state-of-the-art training for airlines throughout Asia. In photo are (centre, front) Yang Berhomat Dato’ Saifuddin bin Abdullah, Deputy Minister of Higher Education, Malaysia; (3rd from right) Tan Sri Dr. Tony Fernandes, Group CEO of AirAsia; (2nd from left) Jeff Roberts, Group President, Civil Simulation Products Training and Services, CAE; and senior management and members of the Board of Directors of AirAsia.

AirAsia, the world’s best low-cost airline, and CAE, a global leader in flight training solutions, announce the setting up of Asian Aviation Academy, a world-class aviation training centre that will offer state-of-the-art training for airlines throughout Asia. In photo are (from right) Tan Sri Dr. Tony Fernandes, Group CEO of AirAsia; Yang Berhomat Dato’ Saifuddin bin Abdullah, Deputy Minister of Higher Education, Malaysia; and Jeff Roberts, Group President, Civil Simulation Products Training and Services, CAE.


KUALA LUMPUR, 20 JUNE 2011 – AirAsia announced today that it has signed with CAE, a global leader in flight training solutions, a joint venture agreement to set up a world-class aviation training centre that will offer state-of-the-art training for airlines throughout Asia.

The signing was witnessed by the Deputy Minister of Higher Education of Malaysia, Yang Berhormat Dato’ Saifuddin bin Abdullah.

The centre, to be aptly named the Asian Aviation Academy, is the initial effort and a part of the joint venture between AirAsia and CAE which forms the company Asian Aviation Centre of Excellence Sdn. Bhd. The establishment of the training centre will positively contribute to AirAsia’s vast expansion plans by providing highly skilled and certified personnel required for the airline’s fast growing fleet and operations.

The facility will provide AirAsia and other airlines training services for pilots, flight attendants, engineers, ramp handlers, guest services staff and aviation management.  Pilot training programs at the centre will be available from July 1, and non-pilot training programs will commence on 1 October 2011.

The training centre will be located at what is now the AirAsia Academy, a short distance from the Low-Cost Carrier Terminal in Sepang, Selangor in Malaysia.

Tan Sri Dato’ Sri Dr. Tony Fernandes CBE, Group CEO of AirAsia, said, “The Asian Aviation Academy reflects AirAsia’s commitment towards developing the aviation industry in Asia. The new centre will offer world-class training, using the most modern modules and the latest training facilities that are on par with and far more cost effective than training in Europe or in the US.  Our goal is to make the centre a prominent ‘aviation university’ and to make it the largest training centre in Asia.”

“The centre will be independently managed and shall support the growth of commercial aviation in Asia in line with our thrust of boosting travel, trade and tourism.  By training personnel from other airlines, it will allow us to convert our training program into a profit generator, in line with our aim to boost revenue via ancillary channels, which in turn helps to offset rising fuel prices and keep our fares low,” he added.

The training centre will start operations with six CAE-built full-flight simulators currently located at the AirAsia Academy.  These include four full-flight simulators for the Airbus 320, one for the A330/A340 and one for the Boeing 737 Classic.

All AirAsia staff requiring specialized aviation training will train at the Asian Aviation Academy once it is open.  Personnel from other airlines currently training at the AirAsia Academy will also move their training to the new centre, which will also accept new trainees from other interested airlines.

“The joint venture allows AirAsia to create separate listable units and to keep its focus on offering low fares so that everyone can fly.  The Asian Aviation Academy will allow AirAsia’s pilots to receive world-class training under the management of CAE, a world-renowned flight training company, in Sepang,” Tony said.

Meanwhile, Jeff Roberts, CAE Group President, Civil Simulation Products Training and Services, said, “Airasia and CAE have enjoyed a very productive partnership, and now is the time to take it to a new level to help meet increasing demand for well-trained aviation professionals. We are very proud to train pilots and flight operations and ground crew of AirAsia and other airlines around the region. Our entire focus is providing the highest-quality training for safety and operational efficiency.”

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