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AirAsia launches e-shopping in PHL; food delivery, e-wallet to follow

AFTER launching its online shopping platform in the Philippines, AirAsia Group Berhad is also hoping to make its food delivery and digital wallet services available to Filipino consumers soon.

AirAsia launches piso sale as domestic tourism starts to show signs

LOW-COST carrier Philippines AirAsia, Inc. announced on Monday its “piso sale” offering, as it started seeing signs of recovery in domestic tourism.

AirAsia expects return of normal travel behavior by 2022

AIRASIA Group Berhad continues to focus on survival and restructuring, as travel behavior is expected to return to normal by 2022, its top official said.

AirAsia starts Manila-Zamboanga flights to help boost connectivity

PHILIPPINES AirAsia, Inc. has started operating flights from Manila to Zamboanga as part of its strategy to gradually boost its domestic connectivity amid the pandemic crisis, the low-cost airline announced on Wednesday.

AirAsia: Boracay reopening to restore leisure travel

LOW-COST carrier Philippines AirAsia, Inc. announced Tuesday its latest promotional fares for flights to Boracay Island to support the Tourism department’s efforts to gradually reopen the tourism sector amid the pandemic crisis.

AirAsia hopes digital business will help airline’s recovery

AirAsia Group Berhad is banking on the digital business to help its airline operations recover from the impact of the coronavirus pandemic.

AirAsia expects ‘buy 1 take 1’ promo to boost 2021 bookings

PHILIPPINES AirAsia, Inc. is offering a “buy 1 take 1” promotion on all domestic and international flights to further boost advanced bookings for 2021, it said on Tuesday.

AirAsia to start flights to GenSan, Zamboanga in Oct.

Low-cost airline Philippines AirAsia, Inc. on Thursday announced it will start operating General Santos-Manila and Zamboanga-Manila flights on Oct. 25 and 27, respectively, as part of its strategy to launch more destinations and gradually restore its domestic network.

AirAsia, Agoda team up to revive travel activity

AIRASIA GROUP BERHAD on Monday announced its partnership with digital travel platform Agoda in a bid to revive travel activity in the region.

AirAsia Group’s PHL unit corners bigger share of domestic market

MALAYSIA-BASED AirAsia Group Berhad said the domestic market share of its Philippine unit had increased by 4 percentage points to 22% in the first quarter despite the pandemic.

AirAsia says seat sale signals ‘strong’ demand rebound

AIRASIA Group Berhad said the outcome of its seat sale this week after weeks of travel restrictions was a sign of a “positive momentum moving into the second half of 2020.”

AirAsia mounts more recovery flights

PHILIPPINES AirAsia, Inc. on Monday mounted 16 recovery flights for those who have been affected by the enhanced community quarantine (ECQ) in Luzon.

Philippines AirAsia passenger volume down 9% in Q1

PASSENGERS flown by low-cost airline Philippines AirAsia, Inc. declined by 9% to 1.8 million in the first quarter of the year amid the suspension of its commercial flights due to the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic.

AirAsia execs take unpaid leave to cut costs

LOW-COST carrier Philippines AirAsia, Inc.’s management and senior-level employees have taken voluntary unpaid leaves of absence to reduce costs because of the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) crisis.

PAL plans to resume some flights

Philippine Airlines (PAL) plans to partly operate international routes next month, the flag carrier said ahead of the government decision to extend the quarantine...

PAL, AirAsia cancel flights after Metro Manila ‘quarantine’

FLAG carrier Philippine Airlines (PAL) and budget carrier Philippines AirAsia, Inc. announced on Friday the cancellation of hundreds of their domestic flights to and from Manila from March 15 to April 14 in view of the implementation of President Rodrigo R. Duterte’s “community quarantine” order.

AirAsia adds more domestic flights, removes Clark-Seoul route

ANGELES CITY, Pampanga—Philippines AirAsia, Inc. will be launching two new domestic routes this year to further boost domestic tourism amid the coronavirus outbreak that has dampened its revenues in the first two months of the year.

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.