AirAsia launches daily Cebu-Shanghai flights; Cebu told to be ready for influx of Chinese tourists

Cebu is the “perfect destination” for Chinese tourists because they are into diving and love the water and islands, said AirAsia China, North Asia President Kathleen Tan. AirAsia launched today its daily Cebu-Shanghai flights at the new Terminal 2 of Mactan Cebu International Airport (MCIA). “Cebu has so much to offer. You have a rich…

AirAsia opens 3 Cebu-China routes; starts Clark flights from Cebu

NEW AIRASIA ROUTES. (From left) Allenie Caccam, AirAsia Senior Marketing Manager for International Routes; AirAsia CEO Dexter Comendador; Cebu Chamber of Commerce and Industry president Antonio Chiu; and Domestic Marketing Manager Cathy Cabahug.

To meet the demand of a fast growing Chinese travel market, Philippines AirAsia will start new routes to Shenzhen, Hangzhou, and Shanghai in China from Cebu in May and July. The Cebu-Shenzhen daily flights will start on May 9, 2018 with promo fares from as low as P888 for bookings until April 22, 2018 and…

AirAsia wins 2 awards at 2017 World Travel Awards

AIRASIA AWARDS. AirAsia Group CEO Tan Sri Tony Fernandes (center, left) and AirAsia Berhad Executive Chairman Datuk Kamarudin Meranun with the company’s awards.

AirAsia has been named the World’s Leading Low-Cost Airline for the 5th year in a row at the 2017 World Travel Awards (WTA) Grand Final in Phu Quoc, Vietnam. AirAsia topped the category, having received the highest votes from travel professionals and industry players from around the world, beating Southwest Airlines, JetBlue, Ryanair, easyJet, Jetstar…

AirAsia launches MyCorporate, a suite of products for the business traveler

AirAsia has unveiled a bundle of products aimed at servicing the needs of the business traveler. The 3 bundles take into account the requirement of the traveler and the company budget: Fare Only, Corporate Lite and Corporate Full Flex. The Fare Only bundle only includes the air fare, with add-ons available for a fee. The…

AirAsia starts new flights, connects Cebu, Davao, Palawan, Boracay, Clark

NEW FLIGHTS. Captain Gomer Monreal (3rd from left), Philippines AirAsia director of flight operations, and Ravishankar Saravu, Chief Commercial Adviser of GMR Megawide Cebu, and AirAsia crew members lead the launch of new AirAsia flights from the Mactan Cebu International Airport.

Philippines AirAsia launched new flights from Cebu to the Philippine summer destinations of Palawan and Boracay, celebrating the new routes with a seat sale that’s available for booking until April 30, 2017. Beginning yesterday, April 22, AirAsia also resumed and added flights from Cebu to Davao. From Cebu, the airlines now flies twice daily to…

Promo fares for as low as P17 in AirAsia’s Red Hot Seat Sale

AirAsia is giving away seats from as low as P17 in its first major promotional seat sale of the year. “We like to start the year with a bang and what better way to welcome summer than with new additional flights to Philippines’ best island destinations of Boracay and Palawan, and other equally stunning destinations…

AirAsia expands Cebu network, offers promo fares to Boracay, Palawan, Davao

NEW ROUTES, SUMMER PROMO. Captain Dexter Comendador, Philippines AirAsia chief executive officer, leads the launching of new routes from Cebu. With him are Department of Tourism Central Visayas Director Catalino Chan III (left) and GMCAC Head of Airline Marketing Aines Librodo.

To help boost the country’s destinations in the Visayas and Mindanao, AirAsia will start Cebu and Davao flights to Palawan and Boracay through Caticlan on April 22, 2017 with one-way, all-in promo fares from as low as P398. The seat sale will be good for travel from April 22 to August 31, 2017 and also…

AirAsia’s e-boarding pass now available in all domestic flights

Enjoy the comfort of checking-in and boarding flights using your smartphones with AirAsia’s e-boarding pass now available in all domestic flights in the Philippines. AirAsia’s “E-Boarding Pass” is a paperless boarding pass that allows guests without check-in-baggage to proceed straight to the boarding gate without having to queue at the check-in counter or desk at…

Philippines AirAsia opens flights to Boracay, Palawan from Cebu and Davao

AirAsia is flying to 7 brand new destinations across the Philippines this summer, opening Cebu and Davao flights to Boracay through Caticlan and Palawan starting on April 22, 2017. Starting on the same date, Philippines AirAsia will also reinstate its Cebu-Davao-Cebu flights and start flying from Davao to Clark. “It’s an exciting time to spend…

How to get to Alishan in Taiwan

The train stops at the Chiayi City station.

There is a wide range of options for getting to the Alishan National Scenic Area in Taiwan. The first step will be to get to Chiayi City in the southwest from wherever you are in Taiwan. This provincial city is the base of public transport services that ply the Alishan route. Do take note that…

Taiwan’s Alishan: Scenic views, glorious sunrise, beautiful nature

GLORIOUS SUNRISE. Alishan offers a fantastic view of the sunrise.

Little slivers of light begin escaping from behind tall peaks until the whole mountain range gets bathed in the golden early morning rays of the famed Alishan sunrise in Chiayi County of Taiwan. Soft waves of white that go on as far as the eyes can see decorate the hollows between mountaintops and form the…

Captain Comendador officially appointed Philippines AirAsia’s president and CEO

Philippines AirAsia CEO Captain Dexter Comendador (left) and AirAsia Group CEO Tony Fernandes at the AirAsia office in Pasay City.

Philippines AirAsia has officially appointed Captain Dexter Comendador as president and chief executive officer effective January 10, 2017, the company said in a press statement. Comendador has over 33 years of experience in the aviation industry. He served as combat pilot, flight commander and pilot instructor in the Philippine Air Force for eight years before…

Taipei trip highlights culture, food, nature

JIUFEN. Formerly a gold mining district located in a mountainous area of the Ruifang District in New Taipei City, Jiufen was once a prosperous and booming town that earned for it the nickname “Little Hongkong.” That was during the discovery of gold in the area during the Japanese occupation of Taiwan in the late 1800’s.

She beckoned to us from the shadows cast by the sculpted posts filled with symbolism the meaning of which now escapes me, there in that structure that represented religion in Taiwan. “Come, come. I want to introduce you to some gods.” Or at least that is what I heard local guide Jane Fan told our…

Taiwan cultural office lists top 5 reasons to visit in launch of Cebu-Taipei AirAsia route

AIRASIA CEBU-TAIPEI ROUTE. Philippines AirAsia chief executive officer Dexter Comendador (3rd from right) leads the launch of the Cebu-Taipei route that will start operating thrice weekly on November 25. With him are Taiwan Economic Cultural Office director for press division Jerry Cheng-An Chuang (4th from left), Department of Tourism head for route development Erwin Balane, and Captain Gisela Bendong-Boniel, who is also the mayor of Bien Unido town in Bohol.

With all that it can offer tourists, from food to culture to scenic spots, Taiwan is an ideal travel destination for Filipinos. Ma. Elaine V. Ramirez, executive assistant of the Press Division Director at the Taipei Economic and Cultural Office (TECO) in the Philippines, said during the recent launch of the AirAsia Cebu-Taipei route that…

AirAsia opens direct Cebu-Singapore flights, offers P888 introductory fare

AirAsia announced it will operate direct flights from Cebu to Singapore starting November 25. To celebrate the launch of the route, AirAsia is offering promotional fares on airasia.com from as low as P888 for travel between November 25, 2016 and March 24, 2017. Promotional fares are up for grabs from today until October 23 only.…

AirAsia starts Manila, Cebu flights to Taipei, offers promo fares from P888

NIGHT MARKETS. Taipei has many night markets that have food kiosks, movie theaters, video arcades, shops, and karaoke stores. (Creative Commons photo by Tomas Fano)

AirAsia announced today, Sunday, that it will open direct flights to Taipei from Manila and Cebu starting next month. To celebrate the opening of the new routes, the airline offers on airasia.com promo fares for as low as P888 out of Cebu and P1,488 out of Manila to Taipei for tickets bought until October 16,…

AirAsia offers promo fare, partner discounts in Cebu-Korea travel

MORE ACTIVITIES. AirAsia head of commercial Gerard Peñaflor says they will be doing more activities in Cebu to create a preference for Korea as a top destination.

Korea has become a popular destination among Cebuanos, and Philippines AirAsia wants them to make the most of their summer trip with promo fares and big discounts from the airline’s partner establishments. Named world’s best low cost carrier by Skytrax for seven years, AirAsia offers one way flights from Cebu to Incheon, Korea for only…

AirAsia offers low fares in seat sale

Travel to amazing destinations with AirAsia’s Red Hot Seat Sale that gives travellers access to over a hundred local and international destinations across 22 countries. AirAsia, together with its long-haul, low-cost affiliate carrier AirAsia X are offering three million promo seats for travel to popular local destinations like Kalibo, Palawan, Bohol, Cebu, Davao, Tacloban and…

Travel Weekly Asia readers name AirAsia Best Low Cost Carrier

AWARD FOR AIRASIA. Logan Velaitham (center), CEO of AirAsia Singapore, accepts the award from Arnie Weissmann (left), editor-in-chief of Travel Weekly, and senior VP and editorial director of Travel Group, Northstar Travel Media and Mr Ian Jarrett (right), editor-at-large of Travel Weekly Asia.

AirAsia won the Best Low Cost Carrier award at the inaugural 2015 Travel Weekly Asia Reader’s Choice Awards recently. The much-coveted award is based on votes by the leading travel trade magazine’s strong base of readers comprising seasoned travelers and industry players.

AirAsia serves wide variety of inflight food

NASI LEMAK. Among the hot meals offered inflight by AirAsia is Pak Nasser’s Nasi Lemak, a traditional Malaysian dish of fragrant coconut rice with chili sambal, tender chicken rending, fried anchovies, crunchy groundnuts and hard-boiled egg.

Next time you fly, choose AirAsia and get access to a wide variety of Asian, international, and vegetarian fares. You can take your pick from cookies and sandwiches to a selection of AirAsia hot meals that are certified as halal. “We are the only domestic airline company that serves halal food. This is our way…