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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 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

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

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

After plane crash, AirAsia bounces back with travel pass offer

Feb 23, 2015 - 9:05 PM

Holders of the AirAsia Asean Pass and the AirAsia Asean Pass can avail of flights at a fixed rate to over 148 routes across all 10 ASEAN countries

Junjun Binay's arrest, heroes' welcome, Mayweather visits Pacquiao | The wRap

Jan 29, 2015 - 7:54 PM

The Senate arrests Makati Mayor Junjun Binay and frees him later Slain Special Forces receive a heroes’ welcome Mayweather visits Pacquiao in his hotel room

Divers find more bodies, reach AirAsia fuselage

Jan 23, 2015 - 9:23 PM

Divers have reached the fuselage this morning but they could not get in because there were so many cables and debris says S B Supriyadi a rescue agency official coordinating the search

RESCUE. Indonesian rescue personnel unload body bags from a military helicopter in Pangkalan Bun on January 22, 2015 containing bodies recovered from the underwater wreckage of ill-fated AirAsia flight QZ8501. Photo by Yudha Manx/AFP

Meralco drops rates, Cebu Pacific sanctions, NASA discovery | The wRap

Jan 07, 2015 - 6:59 PM

Meralco bills continue to drop Cebu Pacific may face sanctions NASA finds the closest Earth like planets

Sister learns brother was on AirAsia flight from selfie

Jan 04, 2015 - 8:09 PM

A call to her parents confirmed her worst fears – that her brother was onboard the missing plane

Ice may have caused AirAsia crash – gov't agency

Jan 04, 2015 - 10:13 AM

Based on the available data received on the location of the aircraft s last contact the weather was the triggering factor behind the accident says a report from Indonesia s meteorological agency

TRAGIC FLIGHT. Members of an Indonesian search and rescue team prepare to set off to search at sea for missing AirAsia flight QZ8501 from Manggar in East Belitung on December 30, 2014. Photo by Adek Berry/AFP

Indonesia pledges AirAsia probe as plane parts found

Jan 03, 2015 - 10:41 PM

Search teams find four large parts of the airline s plane that crashed into the sea last weekend

SEARCH AND RESCUE. An official from Indonesia's national search and rescue agency in Medan, North Sumatra points at his computer screen to the position where AirAsia flight QZ8501 went missing off the waters of Indonesia. Photo by Sutanta Aditya/AFP

Recovery teams narrow AirAsia search

Jan 02, 2015 - 8:44 PM

French and Singaporean investigators join the hunt for the Airbus A320 200 which disappeared from radar during a storm Sunday en route from Indonesia s second city of Surabaya to Singapore with 162 people on board

SEARCH UPDATE. Indonesian officers carry coffins with the remains of passengers of the AirAsia flight QZ8501 before they are sent to Surabaya, at the base in Pangkalan Bun, the town with the nearest airstrip to the crash site, in Central Kalimantan on January 2, 2015. Photo by AFP/Adek Berry

AirAsia search in Java Sea graveyard for WWII naval battle

Jan 02, 2015 - 4:27 PM

Old wrecks whether from battles or peacetime disasters have occasionally given false leads to modern searches

SEA SEARCH. The Indonesian Navy vessel KRI Bung Tomo takes part in search operations on January 1, 2015 for victims and debris from AirAsia flight QZ8501 that crashed in the Java Sea.  Photo by Adek Berry/AFP

Searchers hopeful in AirAsia search

Jan 02, 2015 - 2:01 PM

Investigators are hopeful that the search is closing in on the plane s crash site as well as the location of the plane s black box

SEARCHING. Indonesian Air Force personnel look out of the windows of a Super Puma helicopter of the 6th Air Squadron during a search operation for the victims of the crashed AirAsia over the Java Sea, Indonesia, 01 January 2015.  Dewi Nurcahyani/EPA

First AirAsia funeral as bad weather hampers search

Jan 01, 2015 - 9:40 PM

The first funeral takes place on January 1 after one of the bodies was formally identified as a woman named Hayati Lutfiah Hami and was handed over to her family in Surabaya

Family members including the mother, center, of Lutfiah Hayati, first identified victim of AirAsia QZ8501, cries upon receiving her daughter's remains at the police hospital in Surabaya on Jan. 1, 2015. Photo by Manan Vatsyayana/AFP

Indonesia vows 'all-out effort' in search for AirAsia victims

Jan 01, 2015 - 3:59 PM

Officials warn it could take at least a week to find the AirAsia plane at sea while searchers promise to locate bodies soon

WEATHER CRUCIAL. An Indonesian helicopter searches for victims and debris during recovery operations on January 1, 2015 for AirAsia flight QZ8501 that crashed in the Java Sea. Seven bodies have so far been retrieved from the Airbus A320-200 carrying 162 people, which crashed during a storm on December 28 in the sea near the island of Borneo en route from Indonesia's second city of Surabaya to Singapore. Photo by Adek Berry/AFP

Timeline: Search for AirAsia Flight QZ8501

Jan 01, 2015 - 2:26 PM

Here is the series of events surrounding the crash of AirAsia Flight QZ8501

First AirAsia bodies arrive as bad weather stalls recovery

Dec 31, 2014 - 7:12 PM

The bodies are taken from an air force plane to a military ambulance for transport to a hospital for examination and identification but many exhausted families are left waiting for news as bad weather hampered search efforts

Indonesian military personnel carry coffins of victims recovered from the ill-fated Malaysian air carrier AirAsia flight QZ8501, upon their arrival at the military airbase in Surabaya, East Java on December 31, 2014 after being flown in from Pangkalan Bun, the town with the nearest airstrip to the crash site in Central Kalimantan. AFP PHOTO / JUNI KRISWANTO

Filipino's wife, child in crashed AirAsia flight – report

Dec 31, 2014 - 4:28 PM

Alejandro Santiago a Filipino says his wife and child wanted to fly to Singapore for a vacation with him

PASSENGERS' KIN. Relatives of the crashed AirAsia plane passengers pray at Juanda Airport in Surabaya, Indonesia on December 31, 2014. Photo by Made Nagi/EPA

Bad weather halts recovery of bodies from AirAsia flight

Dec 31, 2014 - 10:49 AM

UPDATED Stormy weather on Wednesday morning forces rescuers to suspend their search for more bodies

'Miscommunication' in bodies retrieved at AirAsia hunt

Dec 30, 2014 - 5:49 PM

UPDATED Based on the navy radio it has been reported that the warship Bung Tomo has retrieved 40 bodies and the number is growing They are very busy now says Indonesia s navy spokesman who would later correct the figure

DEVASTATING NEWS. Family members of passengers onboard the missing Malaysian air carrier AirAsia flight QZ8501 react after watching news reports showing an unidentified body floating in the Java sea, inside the crisis-centre set up at Juanda International Airport in Surabaya on December 30, 2014. Photo by Manan Vatsyayana/AFP

Debris, bodies found in suspected AirAsia crash site

Dec 30, 2014 - 2:04 PM

National Search and Rescue Agency chief Bambang Soelistyo clarifies on Tuesday December 30 that just 3 bodies had been recovered so far in the search for the AirAsia plane which crashed in the Java Sea after another official said 40 had been found

DEVASTATING NEWS. Family members of passengers onboard the missing Malaysian air carrier AirAsia flight QZ8501 react after watching news reports showing an unidentified body floating in the Java sea, inside the crisis-centre set up at Juanda International Airport in Surabaya on December 30, 2014. Photo by Manan Vatsyayana/AFP

US sends warship as Indonesia expands AirAsia plane search

Dec 30, 2014 - 9:08 AM

UPDATED More than 48 hours after the Airbus A320 200 carrying 162 people lost contact en route from Indonesia to Singapore no clue has been found as to the plane s final location or fate

SEARCH CONTINUES. A member of the Indonesian military looks out of the window during a search and rescue (SAR) operation for missing Malaysian air carrier AirAsia flight QZ8501, over the waters of the Java Sea on December 29, 2014. AFP PHOTO / Juni KRISWANTO

Allianz says lead insurer of missing AirAsia jet

Dec 29, 2014 - 5:41 PM

We can confirm that Allianz Global Corporate amp; Specialty UK is the lead reinsurer for AirAsia for aviation hull and liability insurance the German insurer giant says in a statement

AirAsia planes. File photo by EPA

Q and A: What happened to AirAsia flight QZ8501?

Dec 29, 2014 - 4:22 PM

From weather to similar plane mysteries aviation experts answer questions on the disappearance of AirAsia flight QZ8501

WHAT HAPPENED? People watch as an AirAsia plane (C) taxis on the tarmac after landing at terminal 1 at Changi international airport in Singapore on December 29, 2014. Photo by Mohd Fyrol/AFP

China offers help to find missing AirAsia flight

Dec 29, 2014 - 2:47 PM

China offers to send planes and ships to help in the search and rescue operations for missing AirAsia flight QZ8501

DEVASTATING TRAGEDY. Family members of passengers from missing Malaysian air carrier AirAsia flight QZ8501 gather at the airport in Surabaya, East Java, on December 29, 2014. Photo by Juni Kriswanto/AFP

Indonesia's transport ministry to review AirAsia operations

Dec 29, 2014 - 1:33 PM

AirAsia corporate secretary Audry Petriny says the company is ready to cooperate with the investigation team led by Indonesia s Aircraft Authority

AIRASIA. A passenger looks at an electronic display of arrivals showing today's AirAsia flight QZ 8501 flight having landed at Changi Airport in Singapore, 29 December 2014. Photo by Wallace Woon/EPA

AirAsia shares hit in Malaysia after jet loss

Dec 29, 2014 - 10:58 AM

2ND UPDATE But an expert says investors and creditors will remain firmly behind AirAsia which has grown to become Asia s most successful budget airline

AIRASIA. This picture taken on February 15, 2012 shows an AirAsia airplane flying over the Sukarno-Hatta airport in Tangerang. Adek Berry/AFP

No Filipinos onboard missing AirAsia flight – initial reports

Dec 28, 2014 - 5:42 PM

The DFA is still double checking to make sure no Filipinos were on board

This picture taken on February 15, 2012 shows an AirAsia airplane is flying over the Sukarno-Hatta airport in Tangerang. Adek Berry/AFP