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AirAsia flies to GenSan

PHILIPPINE AirAsia Inc. President Ricky P. Isla (standing) officially announces that the budget airline will start flying between General Santos City and Clark, Cebu, and Manila by March this year during a meeting on Tuesday with stakeholders at the office of GenSan Mayor Ronnel C. Rivera (seated at the head of the table).

AirAsia set to fly to Zamboanga, General Santos and Dumaguete

PHILIPPINES AirAsia, Inc. is set to launch three more domestic routes this year in response to the growing volume of passengers in Zamboanga City, General Santos City, and Dumaguete City.

3 airlines will help repatriate OFWs from the Middle East

THE country’s three major airlines — Cebu Pacific, Philippine Airlines, and Philippines AirAsia — have committed to help the government in the repatriation of Filipinos working and living in the countries in the Middle East that are affected by the Iran-United States conflict.

AirAsia adds more local and international flights

PHILIPPINES AirAsia, Inc. said on Friday that it was increasing the frequency of flights in high demand domestic and international destinations.

Malaysia’s AirAsia swings to loss as FX fluctuations bite

KUALA LUMPUR — Malaysia’s flagship budget airline AirAsia Group Bhd flipped to a loss in its third-quarter, hit by foreign exchange losses and a writedown in the value of currency and interest rate swaps.

AirAsia PHL looking to acquire A321neo

HAMBURG, Germany — Philippines AirAsia, Inc. is looking to acquire an Airbus A321neo, an aircraft designed to reduce fuel consumption by 20% and accommodate more passengers.

AirAsia PHL adds more flights

AirAsia Philippines is increasing flights and adding capacity for its flights from Manila to Davao, Iloilo and Cebu during the holiday season.

Cebu Pacific, AirAsia launch new domestic routes

LOW-COST carriers Cebu Pacific and Philippines AirAsia, Inc. started operating new domestic flights.

AirAsia PHL load factor hits 86% in 3rd quarter

PHILIPPINES AIRASIA, Inc. said its load factor rose to 86% during the third quarter of 2019, as it expanded its capacity with the launch of new international routes.

AirAsia resumes Clark service to Aklan airports amid rising Boracay demand

AirAsia Philippines said Friday that it resumed its thrice-weekly flights service Clark to Kalibo and added more flights from Clark to Caticlan amid “increased demand” for flights to Boracay.

Philippines AirAsia postpones initial public offering anew

PHILIPPINES AirAsia, Inc. is deferring its initial public offering (IPO) to the third quarter of 2020 or first quarter of 2021, its chairman said on Wednesday.

AirAsia PHL to mount daily Manila-Bacolod flights

AIRASIA Philippines is launching a new daily flight from Manila to Bacolod next month.

AirAsia PHL profit surges in Q2

EARNINGS of Philippines AirAsia, Inc. surged in the second quarter as the budget carrier ferried more passengers and increased inflight, duty-free and baggage revenues.

AirAsia’s online retail platform partners with Regent Asia

OURSHOP, the online retail platform of AirAsia group, said it has partnered with travel retail brand Regent Asia Group to allow travelers to pre-purchase and collect the items at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA) Terminal 3.

AirAsia PHL looking to mount flights to Guam

PHILIPPINES AirAsia, Inc. is planning to mount flights to Guam, once it receives Civil Aeronautics Board (CAB) approval for its application seeking air entitlements to the United States.

AirAsia PHL names new CEO

PHILIPPINES AirAsia, Inc. has undergone top-level leadership change with the appointment of a new chief executive officer (CEO), former PLDT Global Corp. executive, Ricardo “Ricky” P. Isla.

AirAsia Philippines says Q2 load factor hits 91%

PHILIPPINES AirAsia, Inc. reported its load factor rose to 91% during the second quarter as it ferried 2.2 million passengers.

AirAsia partners with cloud applications provider Workday

AS part of its transition into a travel tech company, Asia’s largest budget carrier AirAsia Group Bhd. recently partnered with enterprise cloud applications provider Workday Human Capital Management (HCM) to manage its employee data, including career information, technical skills, and trainings.

AirAsia hoping to start Beijing service by Q4

PHILIPPINES AirAsia, Inc. said it hopes to open a new route to Beijing by the fourth quarter to tap the growing Chinese market.

PAL, AirAsia PHL still studying move to Sangley

THE Department of Transportation (DoTr) gathered airline operators Wednesday to sign a pledge of commitment supporting the government’s initiatives to decongest the Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA), particularly the development of Danilo Atienza Air Base in Sangley as an alternative gateway.

Startups wanted for fourth season of CNN’s The Final Pitch

The Final Pitch is set to return for its fourth season on CNN Philippines later this year in September. Today, CNN is looking for...

Romero ups stake in AirAsia PHL operator ahead of planned IPO

THE Romero-led F&S Holdings, Inc. increased its stake in the operator of Philippines AirAsia, Inc. to become the single largest shareholder in the low-cost carrier ahead of its planned initial public offering (IPO) later this year.

AirAsia Philippines still keen on IPO this year

PHILIPPINES AirAsia, Inc. is hoping to pursue its plan to undergo public listing in the local bourse before the year ends.

AirAsia Philippines swings to net operating loss in 2018

THE PHILIPPINE UNIT of the AirAsia Group Berhad, Philippines AirAsia, Inc., swung to a net operating loss of P2.11 billion in 2018 from a profit of P710 million in 2017 as it was hit by the rise in price of jet fuel and the weakening of the Philippine peso against the US dollar last year.

AirAsia launches venture capital fund to back start-ups in Southeast Asia

MALAYSIAN budget carrier AirAsia Group said on Monday it was launching a venture capital fund in the United States to invest in start-ups seeking to enter or expand in Southeast Asia.

Philippines AirAsia to open Kalibo-Taipei route

PHILIPPINES AirAsia, Inc. said on Monday it will start flying to Taipei, Taiwan from the Kalibo International Airport next month.

Low-cost airline offers tasty low-cost dishes

MAYBE airline food is just there to make landing even more worthy, though with new meals by AirAsia, we guess it really does make the journey matter.

AirAsia to open new routes from Kalibo to China

PHILIPPINES AirAsia, Inc. is launching new routes from the Boracay gateway that will link to three destinations in China: Chengdu, Kunming and Macau.

Philippines named overall champion at WESG Southeast Asia 2018

Filipinos continue to make waves in the global electronic sports (eSports) scene as the Philippines was hailed as overall champion at the World Electronic...

AirAsia named world’s best low-cost carrier

AIRASIA Group said it won its sixth consecutive title as the world’s leading low-cost airline at the World Travel Awards (WTA) Grand Final 2018.

AirAsia to launch Cebu-Macau flights

PHILIPPINES AirAsia, Inc. is launching a new direct route from Cebu to Macau in February.

AirAsia Philippines adds Clark-Seoul route

PHILIPPINES AirAsia, Inc. is launching flights from Clark to Seoul, South Korea in mid-January.

AirAsia aiming to become travel technology company

AIRASIA Group Bhd is aiming to become a “travel technology company,” as the low-cost carrier announced it is working with Google Cloud to incorporate machine learning and artificial intelligence in its business.

AirAsia PHL won’t impose fuel surcharge

PHILIPPINES AirAsia, Inc. said it will not impose a fuel surcharge for domestic and international flights despite securing approval from the Civil Aeronautics Board (CAB), in a move aimed at keeping its fares low in a competitive market.

AirAsia joins consortium for Clark O&M bid

AIRASIA Group Bhd. is joining a consortium, which includes Indonesian airport operator PT Angkasa Pura, that will make a bid for the operations and...

Philippines AirAsia may postpone IPO to mid-2019

PHILIPPINES AirAsia, Inc. said its planned initial public offering (IPO) may again be deferred to mid-2019, citing high fuel prices and the continued weakness of the peso against the US dollar.

AirAsia Philippines bullish on Clark

PHILIPPINES AIRASIA, Inc. is hoping to transfer its headquarters from Pasay City to Clark in Pampanga, but its plans are hampered by the lack of infrastructure connecting the airport to Metro Manila.

AirAsia announces $30-billion deal for 100 Airbus planes

Sepang, Malaysia -- Malaysian budget airline AirAsia Thursday announced an additional order of 34 Airbus A330neo planes, bringing the total value of its expanded...

AirAsia opens Clark-Taipei route

PHILIPPINES AirAsia, Inc. said it now has international flights flying out of from Clark, Pampanga with Taipei as its first destination.

AirAsia announces flights from Clark to Taipei

Philippines AirAsia, Inc. said it is now flying to Taipei from its hub in Clark, Pampanga. In a statement on Friday, July 13, the budget...

AirAsia cancels Davao-KL flights starting Aug. 21

DAVAO CITY — Malaysia AirAsia Berhad is dropping its flights between Davao and Kuala Lumpur in August, less than a year after launching the service in December 2017.

AirAsia to start using MCIA new terminal by July 1

PHILIPPINES AIRASIA, Inc. announced it is moving its international flights to the new Mactan Cebu International Airport (MCIA) Terminal 2 starting July 1.

AirAsia shares slide as probe puts India unit IPO, expansion at...

SINGAPORE/KUALA LUMPUR — AirAsia Group Bhd shares plunged on Wednesday after federal police in India filed a case against the airline accusing it of corruption — a probe that threatens to delay its India unit’s initial public offering (IPO) plans and international expansion.

India police investigate AirAsia boss Tony Fernandes

New Delhi -- India's federal police Tuesday raided the local offices of budget carrier AirAsia as investigators accused the airline's boss Tony Fernandes of...

Philippines AirAsia eyes IPO before end of 2018

By Denise A. Valdez PHILIPPINES AirAsia, Inc. is targeting to conduct its long-awaited initial public offering (IPO) before the end of 2018. In an interview with...