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AirAsia to fly Manila-Osaka route starting July 2019

Mar 31, 2019 - 2:08 PM

Budget airline AirAsia also announces a promo fare for this new route for its loyalty program members

Osaka Castle, Japan and Fort Santiago, Manila. Photos from Shutterstock

LIST: Airline seat sale in January 2019

Jan 11, 2019 - 6:20 PM

Here are the airlines offering cheaper fares this January 2019

REHABILITATION. Establishments found to be violating environmental laws will be shut down by the government. Photo from Shutterstock

AirAsia to launch Clark-Seoul flights

Nov 19, 2018 - 9:15 PM

The new route from the Clark International Airport to South Korea will begin on January 19, 2019

INTERNATIONAL. AirAsia now flies thrice a week to Taipei, Taiwan from Clark International Airport. File photo by KD Suarez/Rappler

AirAsia now flies from Clark to Taipei

Jul 14, 2018 - 9:00 AM

The Taipei route from Clark is scheduled Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Saturdays

INTERNATIONAL. AirAsia now flies thrice a week to Taipei, Taiwan from Clark International Airport. File photo by KD Suarez/Rappler

AirAsia celebrates half a billion passengers with P1-seat sale

May 19, 2018 - 1:28 PM

The booking period for the sale is from May 21 to 27, for flights between November 1, 2018 to August 13, 2019

Despite regional challenges, AirAsia pushes IPO of Philippine unit

May 17, 2018 - 5:34 PM

Tony Fernandes, chief of Southeast Asia's largest low-cost carrier, says the Philippines is the airline's 'best kept secret,' with a lot of destinations waiting to be recognized

STRONG PERFORMER. AirAsia Group head Tony Fernandes: 'The Philippines is our best kept secret and we're about to open that.' Photo by Chrisee Dela Paz/Rappler

After Clark, AirAsia developing hubs in Puerto Princesa, Bohol

May 06, 2018 - 10:00 PM

The Philippine unit of Southeast Asia's largest discount carrier plans to have 70 planes by 2032. With inadequate space in Manila, AirAsia is looking for more hubs in the countryside.

AirAsia to give discounts for gov't staff on official domestic trips

May 02, 2018 - 5:45 PM

Processing and rebooking fees will also be waived, and 20-kilogram baggage will be granted

GOVERNMENT DISCOUNTS. As of end of December 2017, a total amount of P202.8 million has been generated as sales for the government fares agreement. Considering that these airline tickets were purchased 8% to 9% less than the regular price, a savings of P19.5 million was achieved for the government as of 2017. Photo by AFP

Boracay closure to benefit Mindanao – airlines

Apr 12, 2018 - 6:59 PM

As the government rehabilitates Boracay, airlines that have canceled flights to the island are expected to entice travelers to consider other destinations, including those in Mindanao

IDYLLIC. The white sand beach of Siargao Island. Photo by Mclovin'tosh/Wikimedia Commons

AirAsia Philippines to cancel flights during 6-month Boracay closure

Apr 06, 2018 - 5:42 PM

The budget airline, however, will retain 4 daily flights 'to serve local residents and ensure continuity of commerce in Northern Panay island' during the period

AirAsia urges Duterte to shorten Boracay closure period

Apr 06, 2018 - 3:22 PM

Philippines AirAsia chief executive Dexter Comendador says they were expecting Boracay's closure for only two months, not 6, as ordered by the President

Davao chocolate boards AirAsia's in-flight meals

Apr 06, 2018 - 10:20 AM

AirAsia Philippines will carry the meal – flavored with Davao City's Malagos Chocolate – in all of its domestic and international flights beginning April 12

CHOCOLATE CHICKEN. AirAsia Philippines' roasted dalandan chicken with pimiento sauce is flavored with Davao City's Malagos Chocolate. Photo by Mick Basa

Who are the ‘digital nomads’?

Mar 12, 2018 - 5:19 PM

Want to work as you travel the world? Being a digital nomad might be for you

AirAsia launches 3 domestic flights to, from Clark

Feb 05, 2018 - 2:15 PM

This is in line with the airline's commitment to make the Clark International Airport its main hub for operations

VIRAL: AirAsia tagged as 'worst' airline over baggage, PWD assistance fees

Dec 31, 2017 - 5:33 PM

Cavite Governor Jesus Crispin Remulla slams AirAsia for being the 'lousiest airline in the world'

Philippines AirAsia picks Clark airport over NAIA as its main hub

Oct 23, 2017 - 12:55 AM

With Clark International Airport fees waived and the Ninoy Aquino International Airport unable to handle expansion plans, Philippines AirAsia chooses a new hub for its operations

Philippines AirAsia flying to Bali, Jakarta, Ho Chi Minh soon

Oct 19, 2017 - 4:49 PM

Philippines AirAsia will start flying to Ho Chi Minh on November 17 this year, and to Jakarta and Bali in January next year

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AirAsia announces seat sale, 2 new routes

Sep 10, 2017 - 10:20 PM

The seat sale will be from September 11 to 17 while the airline will start flying from Manila to Iloilo in October and from Davao to Kuala Lumpur Malaysia in December

Police not yet giving up on finding Bohol mayor's dead body

Aug 05, 2017 - 9:00 AM

Boniel s body was believed to have been thrown into the sea waters between the islands of Caubian and Olango off Lapu Lapu City in Cebu after she was allegedly murdered by her husband on June 6 2017

STILL MISSING. Mayor Gisela Bendong-Boniel in a file photo.

VIRAL: Filipino bayanihan spirit unfolds in baggage queue

Jul 19, 2017 - 8:52 PM

Responding to the viral post the CEO of AirAsia says it will extend free baggage allowance of up to 40 kilograms to all AFP personnel

AirAsia jet returns to Australia after suspected bird strike

Jul 04, 2017 - 11:38 AM

The flight from Gold Coast to Kuala Lumpur carrying 345 passengers and 14 crew was diverted to Brisbane airport just north of the eastern city and landed safely

INSPECTION. This picture taken by Calvin Boon on July 4, 2017 and released to AFP shows fire rescue personnel beside the starboard engine of an AirAsia Airbus A330, after the aircraft on flight D7207 made an emergency landing at the Brisbane International Airport. Calvin Boon/AFP

AirAsia plane 'shaking like washing machine' returns to Australia

Jun 25, 2017 - 3:42 PM

The Airbus A330 from Perth to Kuala Lumpur experiences problems about 90 minutes into the journey

HOME BASE. This photo taken on January 10, 2015 shows AirAsia passenger planes parked on the tarmac at the low-cost carrier Kuala Lumpur International Airport 2 (KLIA2) in Sepang. Mohd Rasfan/AFP

LOOK: Puerto Princesa International Airport's new terminal

May 04, 2017 - 4:31 PM

UPDATED The P4 5 billion terminal has a 2 600 meter runway that can accommodate bigger aircraft

Photo from Cebu Pacific

PH AirAsia plans to go public in 2017 for fleet expansion

Apr 03, 2017 - 12:00 AM

The local airline wants to increase its fleet from 14 to 17 jets to accommodate new operations

GOING PUBLIC. The budget carrier is mulling to go public to raise funds for its expansion programs. File photo by Rappler

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Mar 28, 2017 - 9:42 AM

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From 2 jets to 70: AirAsia returns to its Clark roots

Mar 28, 2017 - 8:00 AM

AirAsia flight Z2 100 arrives at Clark International Airport in Pampanga on March 28 The airline launches its expansion program from where it started half a decade ago

BACK TO ITS ROOTS. Philippines AirAsia on Monday, March 28 marks its return to Clark airport with maiden flight to Kalibo in Aklan. Photo by Chrisee Dela Paz/Rappler

Berapa gaji pilot di Indonesia?

Jan 03, 2017 - 2:34 PM

AirAsia Indonesia dilaporkan paling tinggi membayar pilotnya dengan Rp 47 5 juta

Foto dari Qerja.com

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Sep 12, 2016 - 8:06 PM

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Sep 12, 2016 - 1:33 PM

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AirAsia bans use, charging of Samsung Galaxy Note7 on all flights

Sep 12, 2016 - 10:34 AM

After several airlines ban in flight use of the device the Malaysian aviation company follows suit

GROUNDED. AirAsia adds to the list of airlines prohibiting use of the Note7 aboard the plane. Note7 photo from Samsung's official site

Malaysia-bound AirAsia X plane ends up in Melbourne

Sep 07, 2016 - 6:20 PM

Safety officials say the incident occurred March 10 of last year with air traffic controllers on alert after the plane began flying in the wrong direction

AIRASIA. An AirAsia budget airline passenger jet flies over Singapore on September 2, 2016. Photo by Roslan Rahman/AFP

Hidilyn Diaz, other ASEAN Olympic medalists get free AirAsia flights

Aug 24, 2016 - 4:00 PM

The 18 Olympic medalists from Southeast Asian countries will get free flights from AirAsia either for life gold for the next 5 years silver or for 3 years bronze

Philippine silver medallist at the Rio Olympics, Hidilyn Diaz shows her medal during a press conference as she arrives at the Manila International Airport in Manila on August 11, 2016.  Diaz is the country's first Olympic winner in 20 years. / AFP PHOTO / NOEL CELIS

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Jun 01, 2016 - 10:12 PM

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KLAIM PULAU. Awal mula rumor klaim itu dari adanya rencana untuk mengembangkan area pulau buatan bernama Funtasyland. Foto oleh ANTARA

Setahun kecelakaan AirAsia, keluarga korban mengaku belum terima santunan

Dec 29, 2015 - 11:47 AM

Nenek berusia 95 tahun ini belum tahu kabar bahwa anak menantu dan kedua cucunya meninggal dunia dalam kecelakaan AirAsia QZ8501 setahun lalu

Keluarga Soetjipto meletakkan bunga di depan foto empat anggota keluarga yang meninggal dalam kecelakaan AirAsia. Keluarga gelar kebaktian peringati setahun tragedi itu pada 28 Desember 2015. Foto oleh Dyah Ayu Pitaloka/Rappler

Dari Banda Aceh larang perayaan Tahun Baru hingga wafatnya Habib Selon

Dec 29, 2015 - 7:00 AM

Indonesia wRap 29 Desember 2015: Banda Aceh larang perayaan Tahun Baru Peringatan setahun jatuhnya AirAsia QZ8501 tiga polisi di Papua tewas

Setahun tragedi AirAsia QZ8501, keluarga pasrah tapi ada yang menyesalkan

Dec 28, 2015 - 8:36 PM

Keluarga korban AirAsia QZ8501 menerima nasib tapi ada yang mengatakan pihak maskapai tak memerdulikan keselamatan penumpang

Keluarga korban AirAsia QZ8501 menunggu di Bandara Juanda, Surabaya, saat proses evakuasi penumpang, pada 28 Desember 2014. Foto oleh Juni Kriswanto/AFP

Families demand apology on AirAsia crash anniversary

Dec 28, 2015 - 8:13 PM

Relatives of some of the passengers AirAsia officials and the head of Indonesia s search and rescue agency gather in Surabaya for a private ceremony to remember those killed in the crash

AIRASIA CRASH ANNIVERSARY. Widya Sukarti Putri (C), widow of the pilot of the crashed AirAsia QZ-8501, holds flowers shortly after a private vigil to mark the first anniversary of the plane crash in Surabaya, Indonesia, December 28, 2015. Photo by Fully Handoko/EPA

AirAsia PH offers all-in fares until January 3

Dec 25, 2015 - 4:00 PM

The Malaysian based airline seat sale starts for as low as P1 156 one way

TRAVEL TIME. Travel period for AirAsia Philippines seat sale is from December 22 to April 30, 2016.

Indonesia inspects Airbus planes after AirAsia crash probe

Dec 03, 2015 - 8:06 PM

To prevent similar accidents the transport ministry said 18 officials would conduct inspections on the 75 Airbus A320s registered in Indonesia

DEBRIS. A foreign investigator inspects debris from the AirAsia QZ8501 aircraft tail during the recovery mission at Panglima Utar Kumai Harbour in Kumai, Central Borneo, Indonesia, 12 January 2015. EPA/BAGUS INDAHONO

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Dec 02, 2015 - 8:32 PM

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AirAsia cancels flights, denies pilot revolt to blame

Dec 02, 2015 - 7:09 PM

AirAsia founder Tony Fernandes says flu epidemic among pilots is what caused canceled flights on day AirAsia crash report was released

PILOT REVOLT? Canceled flights trigger rumours that pilots are unhappy with conditions in AirAsia. Photo by AFP

Analis: Pelatihan pilot yang buruk jadi penyebab kecelakaan Air Asia

Dec 02, 2015 - 5:17 PM

“Hal ini dapat merugikan Air Asia secara keseluruhan ”

AIR ASIA. Seorang anggota Tentara Nasional Indonesia sedang memantau laut untuk mencari jejak pesawat Air Asia QZ8501 yang diterbangkan Pilot Iriyanto. Foto oleh Juni Kriswanto/AFP

Poor pilot emergency training to blame for AirAsia crash: analysts

Dec 02, 2015 - 2:48 PM

This will have a detrimental impact on AirAsia as a whole

Pilots were said to have risked vertigo by flying at 500-1000 feet above sea water for many hours until they found debris and bodies.  Photo by AFP

Indonesia wRap: Ricuh pada demo masyarakat Papua di Jakarta dan penyebab jatuhnya AirAsia

Dec 02, 2015 - 3:19 AM

Pada saat itu kami mau maju anggota kepolisian menghalang terjadi konflik antara mereka dengan kami

BENTROK. Bentrok aktivis Papua dengan polisi. Foto: EPA/STR

Siapa paling bertanggungjawab atas jatuhnya pesawat AirAsia QZ8501?

Dec 01, 2015 - 10:20 PM

Menurut investigasi KNKT baik AirAsia Airbus maupun pilot dan co pilot semuanya turut andil dalam jatuhnya QZ8501

Petugas Basarnas menunjukkan lokasi jatuhnya pesawat AirAsia QZ8501 di perairan Pangkalan Bun, Kalimantan Tengah. Foto oleh Sutanta Aditya/AFP

19 menit paling kritis sebelum pesawat AirAsia QZ8501 jatuh

Dec 01, 2015 - 9:13 PM

Misteri tercabutnya circuit breaker dan satu menit percakapan pilot yang hilang Siapa yang mencabut?

Serpihan pesawat AirAsia QZ8501 dan barang penumpang, saat ditemukan di Perariran Majene, Sulawesi Barat. Foto oleh Mansyur Rahim/Rappler

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Dec 01, 2015 - 8:42 PM

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Unsafe sex, prostitution: AIDS epidemic sweeps Indonesia's Papua

Dec 01, 2015 - 5:29 PM

The virus has spread from sex workers through the whole population of Papua

CEO AirAsia Tony Fernandes: Industri penerbangan harus belajar dari insiden QZ8501

Dec 01, 2015 - 5:13 PM

Banyak yang bisa AirAsia pelajari dari pengalaman ini begitu pula industri penerbangan Kami akan memastikan industri belajar dari insiden tragis ini kata Tony Fernandes

AIR ASIA. Pemilik Air Asia Tony Fernandes. Foto oleh Rappler

AirAsia boss Tony Fernandes on crash probe: 'We will not leave any stone unturned'

Dec 01, 2015 - 4:58 PM

In a series of tweets Fernandes responds to the results of the investigation that blamed system error and crew action

'SCARS.' CEO of AirAsia Tony Fernandes attending a funeral ceremony for Khairunisa Haidar Fauzi, a flight attendant onboard AirAsia flight QZ8501, in Palembang, on Jan. 2. File photo by AFP