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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...

AirAsia to develop hubs in Clark, Bohol, Puerto Princesa

PHILIPPINES AirAsia, Inc. said it plans to develop more hubs apart from Manila, Kalibo and Cebu, its chief executive officer (CEO) told reporters on...

AirAsia bares plan to open more hubs across Philippines

Philippines AirAsia, Inc. has set in its priority projects its plan to build more hubs outside Manila, Kalibo and Cebu, its chief executive officer...

DBM, AirAsia ink deal to give discounts to gov’t employees

THE Department of Budget and Management (DMB) and Philippines AirAsia, Inc. on Wednesday signed a deal which would provide discounted fares to government personnel...

AirAsia to introduce Clark-Cebu route

PHILIPPINES AirAsia, Inc. is introducing flights to Cebu from its hub in Clark, Pampanga next month. In a statement, the budget carrier said it will...

AirAsia Philippines to mount Cebu-Shenzen flights

PHILIPPINES AirAsia, Inc. is set to launch direct Cebu-Shenzhen flights on May 9, marking the budget carrier’s first route between Cebu City and China. The...

Favorite Things | No passport, will travel

AirAsia Chair Marianne B. Hontiveros recalls the time she flew from Frankfurt to Manila sans documents.

Sunsets, holy springs, and shopping: so much to do in Bali

Text and photos by Cathy Rose A. Garcia, Associate Editor Bali is best known for its beaches and surfing spots, but this popular Indonesian island destination...

Charitable holiday traveling

BOOKING a holiday and traveling to your destination this December can be both enjoyable and charitable thanks to the “See the World” campaign. This fund-raising...

AirAsia eyes integration of ASEAN operations

By Victor V. Saulon, Sub-Editor REGIONAL low-cost airline AirAsia Berhad is moving towards the next phase of its business, its founder and CEO Tony Fernandes...

AirAsia set to launch Bali, Jakarta flights in January

PHILIPPINES AIRASIA, Inc. will launch flights from Manila to Bali and Jakarta in Indonesia in January 2018. The local unit of the AirAsia Group is...

AirAsia asks gov’t to scrap travel tax, airport fees

PHILIPPINES AIRASIA, Inc. is asking the government to scrap the travel tax and airport fees imposed on departing travelers, saying this move would spur...

AirAsia urges Finance dep’t to scrap departure tax

THE Finance department is considering the proposal of Malaysia-based AirAsia Berhad to lower or scrap the departure tax in small airports. A Department of Finance...

AirAsia to add Manila-Iloilo flights in Sept.

AIRASIA Philippines said it will start operating three flights daily between Manila and Iloilo by next month. “The addition of Manila -- Iloilo route will...