AirAsia Philippines - updates

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AirAsia seen to tame sky-high airfares in Bacolod

Oct 29, 2019 - 8:59 AM

Bacolod City residents now have more reasons to smile, as AirAsia launches its 12th domestic destination there

AirAsia cancels, reschedules flights to Japan due to Typhoon Hagibis

Oct 12, 2019 - 2:04 PM

AirAsia cancels and reschedules at least 40 flights going to and from Japan

AirAsia Philippines names new chairman

Aug 31, 2019 - 1:36 PM

'We are confident that the company will continue to thrive under his leadership,' says AirAsia Group Executive Chairman Datuk Kamarudin Meranun as he welcomes lawyer Joseph Omar Castillo as the new Philippines AirAsia Chairman

NEW CHAIR. Joseph Omar Castillo is AirAsia Phiippines' new chairman beginning September 1, 2019. Photo from the Puyat, Jacinto, and Santos Law website

Former PLDT exec Ricky Isla is new AirAsia Philippines CEO

Jul 31, 2019 - 4:30 PM

Ricky Isla takes the lead as AirAsia Philippines plans to go public in 2019

AirAsia to fly Manila-Osaka route starting July 2019

Mar 31, 2019 - 2:08 PM

Budget airline AirAsia also announces a promo fare for this new route for its loyalty program members

Osaka Castle, Japan and Fort Santiago, Manila. Photos from Shutterstock

AirAsia now flies from Clark to Taipei

Jul 14, 2018 - 9:00 AM

The Taipei route from Clark is scheduled Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Saturdays

INTERNATIONAL. AirAsia now flies thrice a week to Taipei, Taiwan from Clark International Airport. File photo by KD Suarez/Rappler

AirAsia Philippines to cancel flights during 6-month Boracay closure

Apr 06, 2018 - 5:42 PM

The budget airline, however, will retain 4 daily flights 'to serve local residents and ensure continuity of commerce in Northern Panay island' during the period

VIRAL: AirAsia tagged as 'worst' airline over baggage, PWD assistance fees

Dec 31, 2017 - 5:33 PM

Cavite Governor Jesus Crispin Remulla slams AirAsia for being the 'lousiest airline in the world'

AirAsia PH offers all-in fares until January 3

Dec 25, 2015 - 4:00 PM

The Malaysian based airline seat sale starts for as low as P1 156 one way

TRAVEL TIME. Travel period for AirAsia Philippines seat sale is from December 22 to April 30, 2016.

AirAsia pushes back IPO, adds more A320s

Oct 28, 2015 - 4:21 PM

Meanwhile stockholders of Philippines AirAsia approve a P3 billion 64 13 million capital stock increase in 2016 for the lease of 5 additional aircraft

MERGER. The local affiliate of AirAsia Berhad is now called Philippines AirAsia, Incorporated -- a result of the merger between AirAsia, Incorporated and businessman Alfredo Yao’s Zest Airways, Incorporated

Cancelled flights due to APEC meetings in November

Oct 20, 2015 - 4:33 PM

7th UPDATE AirAsia Cebu Pacific Cebgo PAL SkyJet have already cancelled flights and more flights might be affected as well

AirAsia Zest sets aside Europe plans, focuses on profitability

Jul 02, 2015 - 9:36 AM

Improving the balance sheet removing past liabilities and earning a profit are the priorities of AirAsia Zest this year

PROFIT BEFORE EUROPE. AirAsia Zest CEO Joy Caneba says offering flights to Europe is “not in [her airline’s] immediate plans” but is "definitely something we’re on the lookout for."

AirAsia: PH unit to be profitable in Q4; IPO in 2018

May 29, 2015 - 5:35 PM

AirAsia s Philippine unit is seen to go public in 2018 as it continues to remain cash positive this quarter Group CEO Tony Fernandes says

RENEWED OPTIMISM. "Philippines is already showing good growth numbers and we are targeting for the associate to be profitable in the fourth quarter of the year," CEO Tony Fernandes says. File photo by Agence France-Presse

AirAsia PH introduces e-boarding pass

May 14, 2015 - 5:16 PM

The service is initially available for domestic flights from Manila

AirAsia PH to be profitable in Q2 2015, think tank says

May 07, 2015 - 10:00 PM

After incurring losses in its first 3 years the Philippine unit of AirAsia Berhad will likely be profitable this quarter the Center for Asia Pacific Aviation says

AirAsia surprises Pacquiao plane passengers with treats

Apr 28, 2015 - 10:01 PM

The budget carrier gives away free passes for the Pacman Mayweather live viewing party anywhere in the Philippines souvenirs and roundtrip tickets

AirAsia Philippines eyes initial public offering

Apr 13, 2015 - 7:53 PM

UPDATED The budget carrier’s rivals – PAL Holdings Incorporated and Cebu Air Incorporated – are being traded at the Philippine Stock Exchange

AirAsia’s ‘Piso Fare’ promo returns

Mar 23, 2015 - 7:03 PM

The budget carrier lures passengers with over 3M seats to over 20 countries

Cancelled flights Sunday, January 18

Jan 18, 2015 - 1:02 AM

Bookmark and refresh this page for a list of cancelled flights for Sunday January 18

Cancelled flights: Saturday, January 17

Jan 17, 2015 - 1:15 PM

Bookmark and refresh this page for a list of cancelled flights for Saturday January 17

Kalibo airport re-opens after AirAsia plane mishap

Dec 31, 2014 - 2:08 PM

UPDATED All flights are back to normal operations says the Civil Aviation Authority of the Philippines

'Not again': Prayers, sadness over missing AirAsia plane

Dec 28, 2014 - 2:17 PM

Malaysia based AirAsia changes its logo from bright red to gray

Screenshots from Facebook

Cancelled flights: Tuesday, December 9

Dec 08, 2014 - 11:21 AM

3rd UPDATE Bookmark and refresh this page for a list of cancelled flights for Tuesday December 9

Cancelled flights: Monday, December 8

Dec 07, 2014 - 8:59 AM

3rd UPDATE Bookmark and refresh this page for a list of cancelled flights for Monday December 8

Cancelled flights: Sunday, December 7

Dec 06, 2014 - 9:20 AM

2nd UPDATE Bookmark and refresh this page for a list of cancelled flights for Sunday December 7

AirAsia Zest flies to Singapore from Cebu, Kalibo

Nov 24, 2014 - 7:57 PM

The additional international routes is part of the low cost carrier’s expansion and service to the ‘underserved markets’

AirAsia to move 3 international flights to NAIA3

Sep 11, 2014 - 11:40 AM

Budget carrier AirAsia will take advantage of the newly rehabilitated NAIA3 terminal

MANILA-BOUND. AirAsia flights will be from its new hub in Manila following decision to downsize operations in Clark. File photo by KD Suarez/Rappler

AirAsia Zest seeks more flights to Macau

Jul 11, 2014 - 3:43 PM

The airline applies for additional entitlements of 720 weekly seats between Manila and Macau

AirAsia Philippines gears up for 2016 re-fleeting program

May 25, 2014 - 3:01 PM

Air Asia CEO Tony Fernandes is bullish on the Philippines growth potential

AirAsia's logo.

Booking an AirAsia Zest flight? Pay at Robinsons dept store

Apr 14, 2014 - 6:53 PM

The companies forge a partnership for a cash payment system

File photo by KD Suarez/Rappler

AirAsia Zest plane swerves off Kalibo runway

Dec 19, 2013 - 9:04 PM

Airport operations have resumed after the accident involving the Pudong bound plane affected 5 flights

STALLED. A plane of AirAsia Zest skidded off the run way of Kalibo airport.File photo by KD Suarez/Rappler

AirAsia Zest chooses Cebu, not Clark, as 2nd hub

Oct 14, 2013 - 1:50 PM

The newly rebranded AirAsia Zest chooses Cebu as its major hub not Clark where the local unit of the regional giant used to operate

TWO BECOMES ONE. This is the new brand logo of partner airlines Zest Air and AirAsia. Photo courtesy of AirAsia

AirAsia X eyes Clark as long-haul hub

Oct 10, 2013 - 8:50 AM

Going back to Clark for AirAsia s long haul operations came about after Emirates and Qatar Airways mounted direct flights from the former US military base

BACK TO CLARK? The decision to operate the Malaysian giant's long-haul flights in Clark in Pampanga was triggered by Emirates and Qatar Airway's decision to mount flights from the former US military base. File photo by AFP

Goodbye, ZestAir?

Sep 23, 2013 - 10:08 AM

Zest will be incorporated into the iconic red hot circle together with the signature logo of AirAsia

TWO BECOMES ONE. This is the new brand logo of partner airlines Zest Air and AirAsia. Photo courtesy of AirAsia

AirAsia PH to refund passengers

Sep 14, 2013 - 10:22 AM

AirAsia Philippines offers to refund passengers affected by move to suspend Clark flights

GOOD TIMES. AirAsia and Clark airport officials pour champagne on newly arrived Airbus A320 passenger aircraft on August 15, 2011. File Photo by AFP

Clark Airport supports AirAsia's move to NAIA

Sep 13, 2013 - 5:08 PM

Clark International Airport s president says he supports the move of AirAsia which is its biggest locator to move its hub to Manila

GOOD TIMES. AirAsia and Clark airport officials pour champagne on newly arrived Airbus A320 passenger aircraft on August 15, 2011. File Photo by AFP

AirAsia PH moves to Manila from Clark

Sep 13, 2013 - 3:48 PM

AirAsia s decision to move to congested NAIA and leave Clark which fits its business model of locating in secondary airports is months and millions of dollars in the making

MANILA-BOUND. AirAsia flights will be from its new hub in Manila following decision to downsize operations in Clark. File photo by KD Suarez/Rappler

AirAsia PH suspends some Clark flights

Sep 12, 2013 - 7:00 PM

AirAsia will suspend most of its flights from its Clark hub to financially support affiliate Zest Air

SACRIFICE. Some flights of AirAsia Philippines from Clark will be suspended so the budget carrier can financially support its partner, Zest Air. File photo by KD Suarez/Rappler

Yao group gets $16-M from AirAsia-Zest Air deal

May 24, 2013 - 3:36 PM

Drinks turned airline businessman Alfredo Yao receives 16 million and a 13 stake in AirAsia Philippines

PARTNERS. The Philippine unit of Malaysia's AirAsia signs a share swap deal with the Yao family for a stake in Zest Air

AirAsia PH unit reports 76% load factor in Q1

May 02, 2013 - 11:29 AM

AirAsia Berhad s Philippine unit reports a load factor of 76

AirAsia reports 76% load factor. Photo by Aya Lowe/Rappler

AirAsia buying 49% of Zest Air

Mar 11, 2013 - 11:09 AM

The companies sign a strategic alliance partnership giving AirAsia Phils a stake in Zest Air

PARTNERS. The Philippine unit of Malaysia's AirAsia signs a share swap deal with the Yao family for a stake in Zest Air

AirAsia PH ends Clark-Kota Kinabalu flights

Dec 07, 2012 - 1:34 PM

The Philippine unit of giant regional budget airline AirAsia announced it will end its 7x weekly Kota Kinabalu–Clark flights effective February 1 2013

READY TO FLY. AirAsia Philippines Flight PQ7001, bound for Kalibo, at the tarmac of the Diosdado Macapagal International Airport, minutes before its inaugural flight, March 28, 2012. Photo by KD Suarez

Airline exec: Goodbye Zest Air, hello AirAsia PH

Oct 28, 2012 - 3:21 PM

The year 2012 is not yet over but veteran airline executive Alfredo Herrera has said two goodbyes and two hello s in the local airline industry

READY TO FLY. AirAsia Philippines Flight PQ7001, bound for Kalibo, at the tarmac of the Diosdado Macapagal International Airport, minutes before its inaugural flight, March 28, 2012. Photo by KD Suarez

AirAsia PH eyes flights to China, Japan, Korea

Jul 11, 2012 - 7:30 PM

The local unit of Malaysian budget carrier AirAsia is working out plans to fly to lucrative north Asia destinations which it plans to mount from its Philippine hub in Clark

Fernandes hands over AirAsia role to new chief

Jun 18, 2012 - 7:25 PM

The new AirAsia Malaysia CEO is Aireen Omar

AirAsia Philippines halts Macau flights amid China sea spat

Jun 01, 2012 - 6:55 PM

Budget airline AirAsia s Philippine a unit of the Malaysian low cost carrier said Friday June 1 it had shelved planned daily flights to Macau amid a simmering maritime dispute between China and the Philippines

#TalkThursday: A new kid in PH skies

Mar 30, 2012 - 1:12 PM

Rappler s Lala Rimando chats with AirAsia Group CEO Tony Fernandes and AirAsia Philippines CEO Maan Hontiveros who vow to revolutionize air travel for Filipinos by connecting them to various local destinations and Southeast Asian neighbors

Philippines' AirAsia finally takes off

Mar 28, 2012 - 4:53 PM

With the promise of revolutionizing air travel for Filipinos Air Asia Philippines the newest entrant in the Philippine aviation market finally took to the skies on Wednesday

READY TO FLY. AirAsia Philippines Flight PQ7001, bound for Kalibo, at the tarmac of the Diosdado Macapagal International Airport, minutes before its inaugural flight, March 28, 2012. Photo by KD Suarez

Want to be a flight attendant? AirAsia Philippines shows you how

Mar 27, 2012 - 5:49 PM

AirAsia Philippines gives a sneak peek on how a cabin crew member is selected

SO YOU WANT TO BE A CABIN CREW MEMBER. A screenshot of a video by AirAsia Philippines, showing the different steps on how to become a flight attendant. AirAsia Philippines will have its launch on Wednesday, March 28, with its maiden flight from Clark to Kalibo.

Passenger traffic at Clark airport jump 38% in Jan-Feb

Mar 15, 2012 - 11:39 AM

More passengers are flying through Clark International Airport Corp hiking up the airports revenue collections