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Air21 launches premium NAIA buses Wednesday

Feb 16, 2016 - 2:37 PM

Seven buses will start bringing passengers to 3 NAIA terminals

MORE CONVENIENT TRAVEL. Premium airport buses will soon be a reality

Air21 becomes 1st premium NAIA bus service operator

Aug 11, 2015 - 4:42 PM

Air21 will spend P420 million to operate more than 40 modern airport buses servicing Ninoy Aquino International Airport s 4 terminals

FIRST OPERATOR. Only Air21 of the three bidders qualify to be Ninoy Aquino International Airport's first premium bus service operator

Businessman Alberto Lina returns as Customs chief

Apr 23, 2015 - 6:41 PM

Air21 s Alberto Lina returns to the position he left in 2005 following poll fraud allegations against then President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo

NEW CUSTOMS CHIEF. Alberto Lina returns to the Bureau of Customs. Photo from bertlina.com

PBA: Air21 franchise officially sold to NLEX

Jun 26, 2014 - 10:07 PM

The PBA s Board of Governors approved unanimously the assignment transfer and sale of the rights over an existing member team said commissioner Chito Salud

SAME TEAM, NEW NAME. PBA commissioner Chito Salud announces the sale of the Air21 franchise to NLEX. Photo by Jane Bracher/Rappler

Rain or Shine stays hot and shuts down Air21

Jun 18, 2014 - 9:06 PM

Rain or Shine rallied behind Arizona Reid s 30 and Paul Lee s 14 to advance to the semifinals with a win over Air21

PAINT JOB. Paul Lee of Rain or Shine goes to the hoop against Air21. Photo by Josh Albelda

San Miguel thwarts Air21 in physical game

Jun 14, 2014 - 9:23 PM

San Miguel survives a game marred by multiple technical fouls and improves chances at clinching a twice to beat edge

FOUL TROUBLE. San Miguel bigman June Mar Fajardo (light) still finished in double figures despite battling foul trouble. Photo by Nuki Sabio/PBA Images

Air21 sends GlobalPort packing with 106-102 win

Jun 11, 2014 - 9:32 PM

The GlobalPort Batang Pier have now officially been eliminated from playoff contention after being downed by a bloodied Asi Taulava and the Air21 Express

BLOODIED BUT NOT BEATEN. Asi Taulava of Air21 signals that an elbow left him bleeding from a cut above his left eye in the second quarter. Photo by Nuki Sabio/PBA Images

'Mr Everything' Blakely goes beast mode as San Mig escaps Air21 in OT

Jun 09, 2014 - 11:50 PM

Import Marqus Blakely came through for the San Mig Super Coffee Mixers and carried them to a 113 109 escape in overtime from the hard fighting Air21 Express

TOTAL PACKAGE. Marqus Blakely of San Mig Coffee lays the ball in over Air21's Dominic Sutton. Photo by Josh Albelda

Air21 defeats Meralco despite lackluster game

Jun 04, 2014 - 9:46 PM

Asi Taulava had 22 points and 16 rebounds as the Air21 Express overcame a poor shooting start to hand the Meralco Bolts their fifth loss in 6 games

Air21 import Dominique Sutton throws down a dunk. Photo by Nuki Sabio/PBA Images

Locals shine as Talk 'N Text grabs share of lead in standings

Jun 02, 2014 - 11:29 PM

Ranidel de Ocampo scored 24 points and 7 rebounds and Jayson Castro added 19 as Talk N Text downed Air21 to gain parity with San Mig Coffee in the Governors Cup standings

UNLI-TEXT. Jimmy Alapag of Talk N Text drives past Eloy Poligrates of Air21. Photo by Nuki Sabio/PBA Images

Cardona's endgame heroics propel Air21 past Alaska

May 30, 2014 - 10:03 PM

Mark Cardona came through in the game s final two minutes to give Air21 a much needed character building win over the Alaska Aces

CARDONA EXPRESS. Mark Cardona (white) took charge for the Air21 Express in the most crucial stretch to give his team the W. Photo by Nuki Sabio/PBA Images

Ginebra stays unbeaten under Cariaso with win over Air21

May 27, 2014 - 11:43 PM

Jeff Cariaso has yet to lose as Ginebra s head coach drawing strong performances from Zaccheus Mason and Greg Slaughter against Air21

SPARKED. Mark Caguioa of Ginebra goes to the basket for two points. Photo by Nuki Sabio/PBA Images

Air21 maintains momentum, downs Barako Bull

May 24, 2014 - 6:00 PM

Taulava scored 22 and grabbed 12 rebounds while import Dominique Sutton grabbed 16 boards with 24 points and six steals to lead Air21 to victory

Air21's Asi Taulava tries to haul down a rebound. Photo by Nuki Sabio/PBA Images

After trades and injuries, Sean Anthony comes into his own

May 21, 2014 - 1:28 PM

Sean Anthony has had to overcome trades and injuries since being drafted in 2010 but has now come into his own in the PBA

Sean Anthony drives to the basket during a Commissioner's Cup quarterfinals game against San Miguel Beer. Photo by Nuki Sabio/PBA Images

Air21 capitalizes on Guiao-less Rain or Shine for first win

May 20, 2014 - 9:16 PM

The Air21 Express took full advantage of a Yeng Guiao less Rain or Shine Elasto Painters and trounced them in their Governors Cup opener

AIR21 DELIVERS. Air21 Express import Dominic Sutton throws down a jam. Photo by Nuki Sabio/PBA Images

Despite passing its first test, Cha Cruz says AirAsia must improve

May 20, 2014 - 4:44 PM

Cha Cruz returned from a year away from the game with a victory in SuperLiga but concedes that her team still has much to improve on

Cha Cruz hoists up the trophy after La Salle won Season 74's UAAP volleyball title. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

PBA Fastbreak - San Mig books finals date with Talk N Text

May 08, 2014 - 7:55 AM

PBA writer Enzo Flojo wraps up Wednesday night s win or go home showdown between San Mig Coffee and Air21

BACK TO THE FINALS. James Mays of San Mig Coffee pulls down a rebound during Game 5 against Air21. Photo by Nuki Sabio/PBA Images

San Mig Coffee books trip to finals with blowout of Air21

May 07, 2014 - 11:00 PM

It was a total team effort And it was just one of those nights when we were hot said coach Tim Cone on the win

BACK TO THE FINALS. James Mays of San Mig Coffee pulls down a rebound during Game 5 against Air21. Photo by Nuki Sabio/PBA Images

Hobbled Pingris vows to give '200%' to help SMC win third straight title

May 07, 2014 - 10:40 AM

Though affected by nagging injuries accrued during a long and arduous season Marc Pingris has vowed to give his all to keep San Mig Coffee s Grand Slam dreams alive

ONE GAME AWAY. Marc Pingris of San Mig Coffee shoots over the Alaska Aces during a game on April 23. Photo by Nuki Sabio/PBA Images

Witherspoon’s hot-shooting night helps Air21 force Game 5

May 05, 2014 - 11:22 PM

Air21 set a franchise record hitting 15 shots from downtown 8 of which came from import Wes Witherspoon

EXPRESS OFFENSE. Witherspoon, who scored 32 points, attacks the defense of Marc Pingris. Photo by Nuki Sabio/Rappler

Mays’ monster rebounding propels San Mig Coffee past Air21

May 03, 2014 - 9:24 PM

Air21 Express playing without injured Sean Anthony are dominated in the rebounding department by the Mixers led by import James Mays

The secret to Talk ‘N Text’s success: defense, defense, defense

May 03, 2014 - 8:55 PM

Talk N Text became the first PBA squad in 34 years to make it to the finals with an unblemished record and their adherence to coach Norman Black s fundamental playmaking has been their key to perfection

DEFENSE WINS CHAMPIONSHIPS. Talk 'N Text defenders swarm Rain or Shine's Beau Belga during Game 2 of their Commissioner's Cup semifinals series. Photo by Nuki Sabio/PBA Images

PBA Fastbreak: Mays comes up big, Witherspoon flops

May 02, 2014 - 8:58 AM

San Mig Coffee s James Mays turned in a masterful performance in Game 2 dominating with 25 points and 23 rebounds Air21 s Wesley Witherspoon on the other hand shot an atrocious 3 13

James Mays of San Mig Super Coffee goes to the basket during Game 2. Photo by Nuki Sabio/PBA Images

San Mig subdues Air21's winning run to tie semis series

May 01, 2014 - 10:56 PM

This time the giants won as San Mig Coffee evened their series with Air21 on Thursday night

Marc Pingris of San Mig Coffee puts up a one-handed shot against Air21's Wesley Witherspoon and Asi Taulava. Photo by Nuki Sabio/PBA Images

'Never say die' attitude will help Air21 go for the kill

Apr 30, 2014 - 1:49 PM

The Express are surprising a lot of people as they flaunt their own brand of never say die basketball in the Commissioner s Cup playoffs

RELENTLESS. Air21's Joseph Yeo shoots a one-handed runner over San Mig Coffee's Marc Pingris. Photo by Nuki Sabio/PBA Images

Air21 continues rolling, shocks San Mig in Game 1

Apr 29, 2014 - 10:52 PM

The Air21 Express never surrendered in their semifinals opener battling back with a searing explosion in the fourth quarter to shock San Mig Coffee

EXPRESSO. Mark Cardona of Air21 puts up a shot with San Mig Coffee's James Mays, James Melton and Ian Sangalang nearby. Photo by Nuki Sabio/PBA Images

IN PHOTOS: Air21 takes Game 1 from San Mig Coffee

Apr 29, 2014 - 10:14 PM

A late rally by Air21 Express enabled them to take Game 1 from San Mig Coffee relive the experience in these photos by Nuki Sabio of PBA Images

Air21's Sean Anthony makes his move to the basket against San Mig Coffee's Alex Mallari and Ian Sangalang. Photo by Nuki Sabio/PBA Images

PBA semis preview: Overachieving Air21 try to derail San Mig Coffee

Apr 29, 2014 - 7:00 AM

PBA writer Levi Verora previews the Commissioner s Cup series between San Mig Coffee and Air21

EXPRESSO. James Yap of San Mig Coffee guards Mark Cardona during their April 9 game. Photo by Nuki Sabio/PBA Images

PBA 2014 Commissioner's Cup semifinals schedule

Apr 26, 2014 - 11:35 PM

View the schedule for the 2014 Commissioner s Cup semifinals which pit San Mig Coffee vs Air21 and Rain or Shine vs Talk N Text

Air21's Joseph Yeo apologizes to Chris Ross for low blow

Apr 26, 2014 - 8:32 AM

Joseph Yeo of the Air21 says that his intention was to show the San Miguel Beermen that his team won t be pushed around when he went below the belt against Chris Ross

SPECIAL DELIVERY. Chris Ross is left prone on the ground after a low blow from Joseph Yeo in the first half. Photo by Nuki Sabio/PBA Images

Air21 slays San Miguel in double OT for semis slot

Apr 25, 2014 - 11:03 PM

Perennial underdogs Air21 played the giant slayer role on Friday defeating San Miguel Beer in double OT to earn a spot in the Commissioner s Cup semis

AGE AIN'T NOTHING BUT A NUMBER. Air21's ageless center Asi Taulava puts up a shot as San Miguel Beer's June Mar Fajardo looks on. Photo by Nuki Sabio/PBA Images

Air21's Anthony unfazed heading into San Miguel knockout game

Apr 24, 2014 - 2:57 PM

Sean Anthony has filled in well for Air21 since being acquired in the KG Canaleta trade Now the Fil Canadian is looking to make an impact and eliminate San Miguel Beer

EXPRESS DELIVERY. Sean Anthony of Air21 has made an impact since being dealt for KG Canaleta. File photo by Nuki Sabio/PBA Images

Air21 fights back vs San Miguel's twice-to-beat edge

Apr 22, 2014 - 8:32 PM

Sean Anthony and the rest of the Express shock the Beermen as Air21 forces a knockout match with a convincing 92 79 win

SEAN SURPRISE. Sean Antony played his best game so far in an Air21 jersey as he led the Express over the Beermen. Photo by Nuki Sabio/PBA Images

PBA quarterfinals preview: SMB seeks outright semis vs Air21

Apr 22, 2014 - 5:05 PM

Will the Beermen shut down the Express in one game or can Air21 deliver a surprise win?

BEER MASTER. The Beermen's offense is running like a well-oiled machine thanks to point guard Chris Ross. Photo by Nuki Sabio/PBA Images

PBA: Beermen clinch 2nd seed with come-from-behind win over Air21

Apr 16, 2014 - 11:08 PM

Down by as much as 18 points the Beermen put together a rally to secure the 2nd seed in the Commissioner s Cup

GIGANTIC COMEBACK. Junemar Fajardo sparks a San Miguel comeback to help the Beermen clinch 2nd seed. Photo by Nuki Sabio/PBA Images

PBA: Rain or Shine survives Air21 despite Chism's bad night

Apr 14, 2014 - 8:55 PM

Locals Jervy Cruz Paul Lee and Alex Nuyles picked up the slack on offense as Rain or Shine import shot a miserable two of11 from the field

PERFECT PAINTER. Jervy Cruz went 6/6 from the field to help the Painters beat the Express. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

PBA: Simon lifts San Mig Coffee over Air21

Apr 09, 2014 - 8:59 PM

Scoring Apostle PJ Simon hit timely baskets to help San Mig Coffee arrest its 2 game skid and win over Air21 Express

2ND HALF SAVIOUR. PJ Simon pours 12 of 20 points in the second half to help San Mig Coffee win over Air21. Photo by Nuki Sabio/PBA Images

PBA Best Import Ladder Weeks 3-4: Only the best shall remain

Mar 31, 2014 - 7:24 PM

As the PBA Commissioner s Cup race heats up PBA writer Levi Verora ranks the imports who have best helped their teams so far

HOWELL DOING WELL. Talk N Text's Richard Howell drives to the basket against Ginebra's Greg Slaughter. Photo by Nuki Sabio/PBA Images

PBA Fastbreak: RoS, Air21 survive comebacks by Meralco, Ginebra

Mar 27, 2014 - 2:20 PM

Rain or Shine foils comeback attempt by Meralco while Air21 prevents another meltdown and secure a win vs Ginebra

WING GUNNERS. Rain or Shine's Jeff Chan (L) and Air21's Joseph Yeo (R) provided the scoring punch for their respective teams to notch wins. Photos by Josh Albelda/Rappler

Barangay Ginebra continues tailspin with Air21 loss

Mar 26, 2014 - 10:56 PM

Barangay Ginebra San Miguel sustained their fourth loss in six games as the Air21 Express pulled out a close victory

EXPRESS DELIVERY. Joseph Yeo of Air21 Express has a clear lane to the basket for a layup en route to a victory of Ginebra. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

PBA Fastbreak: Meralco shuts the lights out on Air21

Mar 24, 2014 - 4:19 PM

PBA writer Enzo Flojo discusses the Meralco Bolts and Talk N Text victories from Sunday night

SHOCK THERAPY. Meralco Bolts import Brian Butch blocks a shot from Air21's Eric Camson. Photo by Nuki Sabio/PBA Images

Meralco Bolts import Butch not bothered by replacement rumors

Mar 24, 2014 - 1:18 AM

If rumors that Meralco Bolts import Brian Butch is being replaced are getting to him it didn t show in his performance against Air21

PLAYING FOR HIS JOB. Meralco Bolts import Brian Butch is rumored to be replaced by former Sacramento Kings power forward Darnell Jackson, but the Meralco front office may be forced to rethink that decision after his performance on Sunday night. Photo by Nuki Sabio/PBA Images

Meralco comes from behind to nip Air21

Mar 23, 2014 - 6:17 PM

The Meralco Bolts completed a 20 point comeback to escape the Air21 Express 109 98

ELECTRIC SHOCK. Meralco Bolts import Brian Butch goes to the basket against Air21's Aldrich Ramos. Photo by Nuki Sabio/PBA Images

Fifth Le Tour de Filipinas brings riders to expressways

Mar 19, 2014 - 9:44 PM

Le Tour De Filipinas will send around 80 local and international riders to some of the most advanced and modern highways in the country in its fifth edition which takes off on April 21 24

ROAD TRIP. The board of the 5th Edition of the Le Tour de Filipinas pose after Wednesday's press conference. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

Air21 releases Herve Lamizana, to replace with Witherspoon

Mar 19, 2014 - 1:20 PM

Import Herve Lamizana has been released by the Air21 Express on Wednesday March 19

Air21's Herve Lamizana (L) has been released by the Express. Photo by Nuki Sabio/PBA Images

PBA Power Rankings Weeks 1-2: Talk ‘N Text is reloaded

Mar 18, 2014 - 6:39 PM

PBA writer Levi Verora ranks the PBA s best teams after two weeks of Commissioner s Cup play

GOT LOAD? Talk 'N Text import Richard Howell (L) is a major reason why the Tropang Texters have jumped out to a 4-0 start in the Commissioner's Cup. Photo by Nuki Sabio/PBA Images

PBA Fastbreak: Alaska's ball movement key to Air21 win

Mar 18, 2014 - 4:25 PM

PBA writer Enzo Flojo analyzes Alaska s victory over Air21 on Monday night

MILK DELIVERY. Alaska Aces' guard JVee Casio drives past Simon Atkins of Air21. Photo by Nuki Sabio/PBA Images

PBA: Dozier saves the day as Alaska snaps losing slide

Mar 17, 2014 - 10:19 PM

Rob Dozier scored key baskets late in the game to help the Alaska Aces break out of a tight encounter against the Air21 Express

MILKING IT. JV Casio of the Alaska Aces drives past Simon Atkins of Air21. Photo by Nuki Sabio/PBA Images

PBA Best Import Ladder Weeks 1-2: How well is Howell?

Mar 17, 2014 - 2:39 PM

PBA writer Levi Verora ranks the performances of the import players through weeks 1 2 in the Commissioner s Cup

TEXT ON TOP. Talk N Text import Richard Howell (L) is Rappler's pick for best import so far. Photo by Nuki Sabio/PBA Images

PBA: Villanueva goes to Air21 for Matias, Sharma

Mar 14, 2014 - 9:37 PM

New trade for Air21 as they acquire bigman Enrico Villanueva and send Ronnie Matias and Carlo Sharma to GlobalPort

SHUFFLING BIG MEN. GlobalPort trades Enrico Villanueva for Carlos Sharma and Ronnie Matias. Photos by Nuki Sabio/PBA Images and air21express.com.ph