Philippines AirAsia - updates

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Despite regional challenges, AirAsia pushes IPO of Philippine unit

May 17, 2018 - 5:34 PM

Tony Fernandes, chief of Southeast Asia's largest low-cost carrier, says the Philippines is the airline's 'best kept secret,' with a lot of destinations waiting to be recognized

STRONG PERFORMER. AirAsia Group head Tony Fernandes: 'The Philippines is our best kept secret and we're about to open that.' Photo by Chrisee Dela Paz/Rappler

After Clark, AirAsia developing hubs in Puerto Princesa, Bohol

May 06, 2018 - 10:00 PM

The Philippine unit of Southeast Asia's largest discount carrier plans to have 70 planes by 2032. With inadequate space in Manila, AirAsia is looking for more hubs in the countryside.

AirAsia to give discounts for gov't staff on official domestic trips

May 02, 2018 - 5:45 PM

Processing and rebooking fees will also be waived, and 20-kilogram baggage will be granted

GOVERNMENT DISCOUNTS. As of end of December 2017, a total amount of P202.8 million has been generated as sales for the government fares agreement. Considering that these airline tickets were purchased 8% to 9% less than the regular price, a savings of P19.5 million was achieved for the government as of 2017. Photo by AFP

AirAsia launches 3 domestic flights to, from Clark

Feb 05, 2018 - 2:15 PM

This is in line with the airline's commitment to make the Clark International Airport its main hub for operations

Philippines AirAsia picks Clark airport over NAIA as its main hub

Oct 23, 2017 - 12:55 AM

With Clark International Airport fees waived and the Ninoy Aquino International Airport unable to handle expansion plans, Philippines AirAsia chooses a new hub for its operations

Philippines AirAsia flying to Bali, Jakarta, Ho Chi Minh soon

Oct 19, 2017 - 4:49 PM

Philippines AirAsia will start flying to Ho Chi Minh on November 17 this year, and to Jakarta and Bali in January next year

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PH AirAsia plans to go public in 2017 for fleet expansion

Apr 03, 2017 - 12:00 AM

The local airline wants to increase its fleet from 14 to 17 jets to accommodate new operations

GOING PUBLIC. The budget carrier is mulling to go public to raise funds for its expansion programs. File photo by Rappler

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Mar 28, 2017 - 9:42 AM

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From 2 jets to 70: AirAsia returns to its Clark roots

Mar 28, 2017 - 8:00 AM

AirAsia flight Z2 100 arrives at Clark International Airport in Pampanga on March 28 The airline launches its expansion program from where it started half a decade ago

BACK TO ITS ROOTS. Philippines AirAsia on Monday, March 28 marks its return to Clark airport with maiden flight to Kalibo in Aklan. Photo by Chrisee Dela Paz/Rappler

APEC led to losses for hotels, airlines

Nov 23, 2015 - 7:23 PM

Local airlines suffer millions of dollars in foregone revenues while some hotels went on lockdown during APEC

LOCKDOWN. The Ninoy Aquino International Airport and some Metro Manila hotels are on a lockdown last week due to the APEC Economic Leaders' Meeting. Photo by Jedwin M Llobrera / Rappler

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

Binay witness surfaces, China's reclamation, Japanese ISIS hostages | The wRap

Jan 22, 2015 - 7:00 PM

Another alleged Binay dummy surfaces Photos show China’s massive reclamation on a West Philippine Sea reef The clock ticks for Japanese ISIS hostages

Cancelled flights Sunday, January 18

Jan 18, 2015 - 1:02 AM

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Cancelled flights: Saturday, January 17

Jan 17, 2015 - 1:15 PM

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'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

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Cancelled flights: Tuesday, December 9

Dec 08, 2014 - 11:21 AM

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Cancelled flights: Monday, December 8

Dec 07, 2014 - 8:59 AM

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Cancelled flights: Sunday, December 7

Dec 06, 2014 - 9:20 AM

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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

Business groups back dual airport system

Jul 17, 2013 - 5:38 PM

Private sector stakeholders including two low cost carriers urge government to formally adopt a dual airport system and speed up the development of the Clark International Airport

DUAL AIRPORT. Business groups want government to develop Clark as an alternative main gateway to NAIA

AirAsia PH cuts regional flights

Jun 10, 2013 - 11:48 AM

Philippines Airasia will reduce its flights from Clark to Taiwan Kuala Lumpur Hong Kong and Singapore effective June 15

ROUTES. Starting June 15, Airasia will reduce flight frequencies of some of its Asian routes. Photo by KD Suarez/Rappler

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