Showing posts with label Air Asia. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Air Asia. Show all posts

Friday 6 October 2023

AirAsia Cambodia and Oriental Bank partner to offer innovative payment solutions for flight bookings

As AirAsia Cambodia prepares for take-off, the airline today announced a strategic partnership with Oriental Bank Plc, a leading digital banking institution in the country, to offer innovative payment solutions for flight bookings tailored to the needs of Cambodian guests.

Soon, AirAsia’s guests in Cambodia can book a flight and add-ons through the airasia Superapp - soon to be rebranded airasia MOVE, and pay through Oriental Bank’s payment gateway service which covers a wide range of payment options, from all card schemes to the KHQR, and make in-flight transactions seamlessly.

By expanding the payment options available to local guests, AirAsia Cambodia and Oriental Bank aim to streamline and enhance the payment experience making it easier, faster, and more secure for AirAsia’s guests to transact throughout their journey. This partnership will not only benefit millions of Cambodians with greater value payment choices but also offer Oriental Bank’s users added convenience to book their flights easily.

AirAsia Cambodia CEO, Vissoth Nam said: “As we are set to paint Cambodia’s sky red in the next few months, we are pleased to join forces with Oriental Bank, a pioneer in providing innovative digital banking solutions as one of our first financial service partners.

Monday 4 September 2023

AirAsia welcomes first direct flight to Kota Kinabalu from Hangzhou

AirAsia celebrated yet another direct international flight into Kota Kinabalu this weekend, from Hangzhou, China, marking the first flight for this route by the airline after a 3 year-long hiatus.

The renewed service will operate with a thrice weekly frequency throughout September 2023, offering AirAsia guests increased options to explore the rich cultural heritage and natural beauty of both destinations. Recognising the growing demand of this connectivity, AirAsia will increase the frequency to four times weekly from October 2023 to March 2024, ensuring more convenience and ease for guests travelling between the two cities during this peak travel period. 

To celebrate this milestone, guests onboard flight AK1575 from Hangzhou to Kota Kinabalu were given a hearty welcome by AirAsia and Pn Noredah Othman, CEO of Sabah Tourism Board, much to their surprise and delight.  

AirAsia Malaysia CEO, Riad Asmat said: "We are delighted to resume the Kota Kinabalu to Hangzhou route, connecting these two remarkable cities once again. We’ve always strived to uphold our commitment to contribute to Sabah’s booming tourism industry through our expanding network of flights in Asia and beyond, and this new route is a clear testament to that. Both Sabah and China are two of our key markets and we’re confident that our vast connectivity will allow us to enable affordable travel for our trusted guests as we continue to grow our fleet and network to cater to growing demand.”

Tuesday 8 August 2023

AirAsia Philippines to strengthen connectivity within the country and other ASEAN destinations via Cebu hub

AirAsia Philippines is poised at strengthening its connectivity to other destinations in the country and in ASEAN via the Cebu hub.

Currently, AirAsia Philippines flies 7x daily from Manila to Cebu.  Flights to Caticlan and Davao via Cebu meanwhile remain at three times weekly.  In the same manner, flights to international destinations such as Narita (Tokyo), and Seoul (Incheon) remain daily, while flights to Taipei continue to commence four times weekly.

During his recent visit to the Queen City of the South, Capital A President and CEO Tony Fernandes expressed excitement about expanding the airline business in Cebu through AirAsia Philippines.  “Our main growth will be in Cebu.  Our team is now working out on putting plans together to grow flights to and from Cebu.  As we speak, we now have Japan, South Korea, and China.  We will do more flights to Bangkok and Bali connecting to Cebu,” he stressed.

Recently nominated in the World Travel Awards 2023, Cebu’s beautiful white sand beaches, spectacular diving spots, and cultural heritage sites have placed the province on top of the must-visit destinations in the country.  Its bustling business districts on the other hand have continued to attract business travelers.  Combining leisure and business makes Cebu a major hub for local and foreign travellers.  Its proximity to the provinces of Negros, Bohol, and Leyte among other destinations in Central Visayas also makes it a convenient convergence point for travellers.  

Mr Fernandes who also expressed the intention of bringing the ride-hailing app airasia Ride to Cebu also highlighted the importance of improving major hubs such as Mactan-Cebu International Airport and Manila International Airport to attract more tourists and help rebuild the tourism industry.

“I encourage the private enterprise to not just look at full-service but also at low-cost airports which are cheaper to build and affordable for the public.  It’s about building facilities that fit the public.  People think about Bali and Phuket, but in reality, there are equally beautiful places here and the service quality is great,” he added.

To entice more guests to fly to and from Cebu to other exciting destinations, the World’s Best Low-Cost Airline is mounting 8’S A SALE! FLY FOR THE VIBE from 7 to 13 August 2023.  For as low as PHP88 for domestic and PHP488 to PHP4,688 for international flights, guests can visit their favourite destinations from 7 August to 30 September 2023.  

Saturday 15 April 2023

China opens up..... Kuala Lumpur to Shantou starting on 16th June and Kota Kinabalu to Beijing starting on 1st July.

AirAsia Malaysia’s (AK) China expansion continues, with the resumption of direct flights from Kuala Lumpur to Shantou starting on 16th June and a new direct flight from Kota Kinabalu to Beijing (Daxing) on 1st July this year.

AirAsia will reconnect Kuala Lumpur to Shantou starting with two weekly flights in June and will increase to four weekly flights in July. The airline will fly from Kota Kinabalu to Beijing (Daxing) for the first time with seven weekly flights. 

The new connections allow AirAsia to strengthen its position as the largest foreign low-cost carrier in China with a 45% market share, following the recent resumption of flights to/from Shenzhen, Guangzhou, Nanning, Wuhan, Kunming, Macao and Hong Kong served by AirAsia Malaysia (AK).

The rapid short-haul expansion is part of the airline’s strategy to align its international network, complementing the medium-haul connectivity to Shanghai, Hangzhou, and Beijing (Daxing) served by AirAsia X Malaysia (D7).

AirAsia Malaysia CEO Riad Asmat said: “We are pleased to restart our service to Shantou, which was first introduced in 2016. Shantou is one of our most popular destinations, where we flew about 340,000 guests to/from the coastal city until the end of 2019. In addition, we are also thrilled to announce the commencement of the new route from Kota Kinabalu to Beijing (Daxing), of which we will be the only airline connecting Sabah state capital directly to the capital of China.

“China has always been one of our most important key markets. The two routes will contribute about 10% additional capacity to our China network, and we remain committed to expanding the connectivity to Malaysia further, which is a popular destination for Chinese tourists.

Wednesday 12 April 2023

AirAsia expands China network with direct flights from Kuala Lumpur to Shantou and Kota Kinabalu to Beijing

AirAsia Malaysia’s (AK) China expansion continues, with the resumption of direct flights from Kuala Lumpur to Shantou starting on 16th June and a new direct flight from Kota Kinabalu to Beijing (Daxing) on 1 July this year.

AirAsia will reconnect Kuala Lumpur to Shantou starting with two weekly flights in June and will increase to four weekly flights in July. The airline will fly from Kota Kinabalu to Beijing (Daxing) for the first time with seven weekly flights. 

The new connections allow AirAsia to strengthen its position as the largest foreign low-cost carrier in China with a 45% market share, following the recent resumption of flights to/from Shenzhen, Guangzhou, Nanning, Wuhan, Kunming, Macao and Hong Kong served by AirAsia Malaysia (AK).

The rapid short-haul expansion is part of the airline’s strategy to align its international network, complementing the medium-haul connectivity to Shanghai, Hangzhou, and Beijing (Daxing) served by AirAsia X Malaysia (D7).

AirAsia Malaysia CEO Riad Asmat said: “We are pleased to restart our service to Shantou, which was first introduced in 2016. Shantou is one of our most popular destinations, where we flew about 340,000 guests to/from the coastal city until the end of 2019. In addition, we are also thrilled to announce the commencement of the new route from Kota Kinabalu to Beijing (Daxing), of which we will be the only airline connecting Sabah state capital directly to the capital of China.

“China has always been one of our most important key markets. The two routes will contribute about 10% additional capacity to our China network, and we remain committed to expanding the connectivity to Malaysia further, which is a popular destination for Chinese tourists.

Friday 31 March 2023

AirAsia to start direct route between Jakarta and Perth

AirAsia announces it is flying from Jakarta to Perth for the first time, commencing 2 June 2023. 

Supported by the Western Australian Government through Tourism Western Australia (TWA) and the Perth Airport, the direct service will run four  times a week initially, delivering over 1,400 visitor seats weekly through Perth and Jakarta Airports, with plans to grow in line with demand. The new route was announced today in a ceremonial event in Perth, Australia, attended by representatives from the TWA, Perth Airport, Indonesia AirAsia and the Embassy of the Republic of Indonesia. 

Indonesia Airasia is now the only airline flying this popular route between Jakarta and Perth post pandemic. The two-way travel between Indonesia and Australia has always been incredibly popular for a number of reasons including the convenient flight time and appeal of both destinations for shopping, dining, adventure, beaches, as well as education. According to the Embassy of the Republic Indonesia, the number of Indonesian students in Australia this year alone have already reached more than 20,000, an increase from 15,000 in 2022.

CEO of Indonesia AirAsia, Veranita Yosephine, expressed her excitement and optimism of the new route, “This is the first time Indonesia AirAsia has ever flown on this route - thanks to our tourism and airport partners for helping to make these new services a reality. We foresee this new Jakarta - Perth route will  be very popular for leisure travelers wanting to see more of Indonesia and for the more than 270 million Indonesians (more than ten million residents in Jakarta alone) wanting to visit Perth and West Australia  for business, leisure, studying and visiting friends and family.

“With the great support of Tourism West Australia and Perth Airport we are confident these new services connecting the Indonesian capital with West Australia’s, will be in strong demand, especially because from Jakarta Australians can also fly on to many incredibly popular and other relatively unknown gems throughout Indonesia like Lake Toba, Labuan Bajo, and the newest destination Lampung province in Sumatera.” 

The Western Australian Minister of Tourism, Hon. Roger Cook MLA, said, “The launch of this important Air Asia flight affirms Perth’s reputation as the Western Gateway to Australia. Having a direct connection with Jakarta will drive visitors from the priority inbound market of Indonesia to Western Australia, to experience our beautiful state and engage with our incredible tourism industry, injecting millions into our economy and creating jobs for West Australians. We strongly encourage Indonesians – particularly those with friends and family in our state – to take advantage of these fantastic new flights and visit your loved ones here in Western Australia.”

Monday 20 February 2023

AirAsia Philippines nears full restoration of international routes.... discount fares on offer

The budget carrier, AirAsia Philippines is expecting to close the first quarter of 2023 with most of its international destinations reinstated with the reopening of flights to Macau, Shenzhen, and Guangzhou. In addition to the now active Hong Kong, Osaka, Tokyo, Taipei, Bangkok, Kuala Lumpur and Seoul routes.

To make international travel more attainable, AirAsia is offering promotional one-way base fares from as low as  PHP 922 only from Manila to Tokyo, Osaka, Taipei, Kaohsiung, Seoul, Shenzhen, Guangzhou, Hong Kong, and Macao, for bookings beginning today until 26 February, for travels until 31 August 2023.

AirAsia Philippines Head of Communications and Public Affairs Steve Dailisan said, “Our international recovery is almost complete with the relaunching of the remaining China routes next month. It is also the perfect time to welcome spring in the most preferred tourist destinations among Filipinos such as Japan, South Korea, and Taiwan. We can’t wait to safely fly our guests from all over East Asia, and couple their trips with best-value deals.”     

AirAsia Philippines is also piggybacking on the high inbound and outbound traffic at the Cebu-Mactan International Airport (MCIA) which registered more than 500,000 international passenger traffic in 2022. 

Now servicing flights to Seoul, leisure travellers can also fly 4x a week from MCIA to the city of Taipei, Taiwan beginning 2 March 2023.  

Wednesday 23 November 2022

AirAsia unveils latest brand new route connecting Singapore and Sarawak

The inaugural Sarawak Fair, organised by the Sarawak Trade and Tourism Office Singapore (STATOS) at Suntec City here, opened to much fanfare and excitement today as the world’s best low-cost airline, AirAsia unveils its latest route from the Lion City direct to Sibu in Sarawak, Malaysia.

Starting initially with 4x weekly flights, this is the third route by AirAsia connecting Singapore and Sarawak, after successfully launching Singapore-Kuching and Singapore-Miri earlier in April.

The Singapore to Sibu direct flight will commence on 16 December 2022, just in time for the year-end holiday and the upcoming Chinese New Year celebrations. Promotional fares from as low as S$74 all-in for a one-way Singapore-Sibu trip are available for booking on the AirAsia Super App and website from now until 27 November 2022. Meanwhile, the return Sibu to Singapore promo fares start from only RM99 all-in. The travel period for the promo is from 16 December 2022 up until 28 March 2023.  

AirAsia Malaysia CEO Riad Asmat said: ”Since we announced the Singapore-Sibu last week, we’ve received an overwhelming response from both sides, especially from the business community, residents with families living on the other side as well as tourists and travellers. This is a much-awaited route for the business people and we are very glad to be working closely with STATOS as well as the Ministry of Transport Sarawak, Ministry of Tourism, Creative Industry & Performing Arts Sarawak, Sarawak Tourism Board and all other stakeholders and tourism partners in Sarawak and Singapore to make this route a success.

Tuesday 15 November 2022

AirAsia adds flights to and from Hong Kong starting this December

Low-fare carrier AirAsia has confirmed it will increase flights to and from Hong Kong starting this December, with a special promotion to support the surge in travel demand ahead of the upcoming festive seasons. 

Flights between Hong Kong and Bangkok (Don Mueang) will be increased to four times weekly starting from 15 December, while Hong Kong - Kuala Lumpur and Hong Kong - Manila will be flying three-times weekly. 

All additional seats are now available for booking on airasia Super App with a special promo fare exclusively for travellers to and from Hong Kong to enjoy a long-awaited getaway or reunion with loved ones for the upcoming holiday season.

Guests can now fly to popular destinations in Southeast Asia with all-in one-way fare from as low as HKD672, or connect via AirAsia’s vast network throughout Asia to their favourite holiday destinations such as Penang, Kota Kinabalu, Chiang Mai, Phuket, Singapore, Bali and many more. The special promotion starts from today until 27 November 2022, with a travel period from 1 January until 30 April 2023. 

Monday 3 October 2022

New Japan-inspired delights added to Santan’s inflight menu

Photo Air Asia
Photo Air Asia
AirAsia is welcoming guests travelling for the year-end holiday season with new in-flight menu additions especially for fans of Japanese cuisine - “Chicken Tsukune with Japanese Rice” and “Chamen (Milk Tea Ramen)”, as well as the return of the all-time favorite “Gyoza Osaka Ohsho”. 

As a special promo, all the three items are available in a combo set for only 290 THB. They are also available for purchase individually and guests who purchase the combo set or an individual Chamen will receive an AirAsia Milk Tea Sticker (Limited Edition)* as a special gift. 

Order these tastes of Japan on Thai AirAsia flights from this 1 October 2022 or book any other meal in advance during booking or by using the “Manage My Booking” feature on the airasia Super App.  

Ms Ornanong Methapipattanakul, director of in-flight products and services for AirAsia Thailand, said: “Since the resumption of inflight meal services onboard AirAsia flights, we have been creating new savory and sweet menu items to add to the experience of passengers. With Japan announcing a relaxation of COVID-19 measures and allowing tourists to once again enter the nation, Thai AirAsia has seen a surge in Japanese sentiment for air travel. With our new route from Bangkok-Don Mueang to Fukuoka this 12 October 2022, the new menu additions will surely bring much delight to our guests.

“Our focus for the end-of-year menu was to make travel even more colorful. Guests must try out our Chicken Tsukune with Japanese Rice dish, that  is minced chicken seasoned with authentic Japanese flavors served with a special sauce alongside rice mixed with fragrant bonito fish. Meanwhile, the Chamen drink is an adaptation of our all-time popular Taiwanese milk tea by giving it a Japanese twist using konjac noodles and an egg-shaped jelly to create a truly unique and photogenic drink. A flavorful journey indeed it will be,” Ms Ornanong said.

Photo Air Asia
Photo Air Asia
Other delicious choices available on AirAsia’s Santan inflight menu include “Gyoza Osaka Ohsho” that is selling for 100 THB, “After You Baby Nutella Bun” for 90 THB and many more, Guests can enjoy greater savings when purchasing these inflight meals in advance during booking or by using the Manage My Booking feature on the airasia Super App. Also available onboard and via pre-book purchases are AirAsia merchandise items like the  Christmas Cake Blanket, Sushi Box Diary, Choco Pouch and many more.

*Only 500 AirAsia Milk Tea Stickers (Limited Edition) available. Exclusive to flights departing Don Mueang Airport on 1 October, 2022

Friday 30 September 2022

Air Asia drops mask requirement following Malaysian government announcement

Photo Air Asia
Following the announcement by the Malaysian government that face masks are no longer mandatory on flights, AirAsia Malaysia (AK) has exempted the use of face masks on its flights effective immediately.

The use of face masks on board flights is optional for AirAsia Malaysia (AK) guests unless they are travelling to or from destinations that require a face mask. Guests who wish to wear a face mask on board may continue to do so.

As safety is our highest priority, AirAsia will continue to operate with the strictest safety standards. All our aircraft are equipped with powerful HEPA filters that remove 99.99% of dust particles and airborne contaminants including viruses and bacteria. The cabin air is completely refreshed every three minutes to ensure the highest possible quality of air throughout your flight.

We will continue to update the guidelines on the use of face masks on board for all other markets that we operate in as we return to the skies.

Tuesday 27 September 2022

AirAsia Voted World’s Best Low-Cost Airline for 13th straight year

AirAsia has been crowned the World’s Best Low-Cost Airline at the Skytrax World Airline Awards 2022 for the 13th consecutive year. 
CEO of Capital A, Tony Fernandes who received the award at the Langham Hotel in London
Photo Air Asia / Skytrax

Considered the global benchmark of airline excellence, the Skytrax World Airline Awards 2022 were decided by a survey of 14.3  million customers of over 100 nationalities who have reviewed over 300 airlines from September 2021 to August 2022. 

CEO of Capital A, Tony Fernandes who received the award at the Langham Hotel in London on Friday said: “We did it again! This year feels more special than previous years, as voters supported us despite the most difficult past few years triggered by Covid. The fact we are back in the sky is incredible in itself with no government handouts or big business benefactors and virtually no flying for close to two years.  

“My sincere gratitude goes to the Skytrax organisers, to the more than 700 million guests who have flown with us and to those who have chosen to vote for us in these passenger’s choice awards time and time again. Last but not least, I’d like to dedicate this award to my fantastic team of Allstars, whose unwavering can-do spirit and attitude has led us this far.

“If there is one silver lining of the past few years, we have used the downtime in flying so we can return stronger than ever. Just a few days ago, we had record day sales, and using our data and our tremendous brand, we are now able to provide our guests with a complete travel ecosystem where they can enjoy travel, e-commerce, logistics and fintech from our travel and lifestyle platform.

“Finally I see blue skies ahead once again. We have survived, we have rebuilt and we are recovering to deliver greater value and choice than ever before.”

AirAsia Philippines CEO Ricky Isla said, “This recognition is both an honour and a reminder to us all in AirAsia to never rest on our laurels. Our guests can be assured of our commitment  to do better each day in all of our areas of operations. We look forward to expanding our market in the Philippines in the years to come so that Filipinos will have the best flight options, best value deals, and ultimately world’s best service as evidenced by our stellar track record of 13 years with Skytrax.” 

Wednesday 14 September 2022

TAT joins AirAsia to Unveil “Amazing New Chapters” aircraft livery New campaign to further promote new side of Thai travel

Photo Air Asia

As a show of its strong commitment towards the full recovery of the country’s tourism industry, Thai AirAsia will be unveiling a new aircraft livery themed after the Tourism Authority of Thailand’s (TAT) latest campaign, “Amazing Thailand, Amazing New Chapters”. The aircraft livery, bearing a design that  highlights Thailand’s new travel dimensions and the unique, worthwhile and impressive experiences awaiting visitors, will be paraded across Thai AirAsia’s domestic and international route network, especially in the India and ASEAN markets, which offer key opportunities for the tourism sector. TAT and AirAsia also affirm they will work together to drive tourism during this year’s high season through a variety of other campaigns.

Mr. Yuthasak Supasorn, Governor of the Tourism Authority of Thailand said: “TAT has been promoting and communicating its “Amazing Thailand, Amazing New Chapters” concept to stimulate recovery in the tourism industry and will be expanding its efforts into 2023 with its “Visit Thailand Year 2022-2023: Amazing New Chapters” campaign. Through the new aircraft livery, the TAT is seeking to elevate the value and identity of Thailand’s cultural art and mark its long-standing, successful partnership with AirAsia. 
Photo Air Asia

“The exterior of the airplane was designed with an emphasis on the new tourism experiences now ready in every region of the nation and boasts the “NFT” or Nature, Food and Thainess concept. Progressing into the cabin, the design bears advertisements for “Amazing Thailand, Amazing New Chapters” that feature a cinematic feel, showcasing tourism products and services from all five regions of Thailand. Another aircraft is to be unveiled at the end of this year decorated using the “5F” concept to promote Thailand’s soft powers of Food, Festivals, Film, Fashion and Fights.

The TAT expects Thai tourism to continually revive in the fourth quarter of this year and to see the tourism industry return to 80 percent of its standing in 2019 by 2023, generating 1.73 trillion THB in revenue, consisting of 970 billion THB from foreign visitors and 760 billion THB from domestic circulation in a base case scenario. In a best-case scenario, revenue is expected to reach 2.38 trillion THB with 1.5 trillion THB from foreign visitors and 880 billion THB from the domestic market.

Mr. Santisuk Klongchaiya, Chief Executive Officer of Thai AirAsia said: ”The “Amazing New Chapters” aircraft livery symbolizes how Thailand’s tourism industry and aviation industry are recovering in earnest. The travel atmosphere has returned to vibrancy after Thailand’s border reopening, and since then both the Thai government and the carrier have been carrying out campaigns to stimulate travel. The decorated aircraft will further promote tourism throughout this year’s high season, presenting the new tourism dimensions available in Thailand to all potential tourists.

Photo Air Asia

“AirAsia has resumed its entire domestic network, including regional connections, and is ready to continually bring back international routes. We have seen an excellent response in the Indian and ASEAN markets and recently launched a direct flight to Fukuoka, Japan. AirAsia thanks the TAT for its support and continued trust, especially during the COVID-19 crisis and now during the recovery, ” Mr Santisuk said.

Marking the unveiling of AirAsia’s “Amazing New Chapters” aircraft livery in partnership with TAT, Thai AirAsia is offering promotional fares across its domestic network, including regional connections, with discounts up to 30 percent. Book this 13-18 September, 2022 for travel from 12 October 2022 – 23 March, 2023 via airasia Super App.
Photo Air Asia

Air Asia academy and Airbus partner to empower more women with #RatuTech

Participants of the airasia academy #RatuTech programmes are trained by certified professional instructors like Software Engineering expert, Naghmeh Mohammadi. Photo AirAsia

AirAsia expands its partnership with Airbus to empower more underrepresented women in the digital sphere and increase their participation in the tech workforce through airasia academy’s #RatuTech campaign.

The #RatuTech programme aims to help females, especially from the B40 group to explore careers in technology by reskilling and developing relevant, marketable and in-demand skills such as Digital Marketing, Software Engineering, Data Analytics, Cybersecurity, Cloud Infrastructure and others.

Aireen Omar, President (Ventures) Capital A & Chief Executive Officer of airasia academy said: “We hope that collaboration with major corporate entities like Airbus will allow more underprivileged women the chance to acquire the right skill sets so they, too can compete and contribute in the digital economy.”

Aireen added: “We aim to continuously transform the future of our tech talent pipeline and #RatuTech is a unique outreach programme which explores untapped talents from within the marginalised communities. This way, we can close the gender gap and revolutionise the region’s tech talent engine for IR 4.0.”

Raymond Lim, Airbus Chief Representative for Malaysia said: “Our support of the #RatuTech programme underscores our commitment to social diversity, equal opportunities, and the progression of women in societies across the world. We believe that the programme is a move in the right direction towards the empowerment of women in a technology-driven economy and will contribute to their economic and social development in the long term.”

Monday 12 September 2022

Teleport to add three Airbus A321 Freighters to its cargo fleet

Teleport, the logistics venture of Capital A which was previously known as AirAsia Group Berhad, has announced the expansion of its fleet with the addition of three Airbus A321 Freighters. This increases Teleport’s cargo-only fleet to four freighters in total, in addition to over 200 exclusive AirAsia passenger aircraft belly. 

The three A321Fs will be operated by AirAsia and will be delivered in stages starting in Q1 of 2023. The addition of the A321F’s into Teleport’s fleet provides the unique loadability and body composition where it allows for containerised loading in both the main deck and lower deck. 

These narrowbody freighters will greatly strengthen Teleport’s cargo network and address the diversifying market demand within Southeast Asia and the overall Asia-Pacific region.

Pete Chareonwongsak, Chief Executive Officer of Teleport said, “It is a timely and strategic move on our part to complement our exclusive AirAsia passenger belly planes with a freighter network to expand and reinforce our increased capacity for key markets like China and India into Asean. The combined fleet approach with multi-hub freighter and belly operations will give us a unique “many to many” network advantage to serve our customers in this region. E-commerce continues to be the main force propelling air cargo growth around the region and here at Teleport, especially with key growth in segments like international cross border e-commerce and express shipping.”

Saturday 3 September 2022

AirAsia returns to Changi Terminal 4 from 15 September 2022

AirAsia returns to Changi Terminal 4 on 15 September 2022

Photo Terminal 4 | Singapore Changi Airport
AirAsia Aviation Group Limited will return its airline operations from Singapore Changi Airport’s Terminal 1 (T1) to Terminal 4 (T4) starting on 15 September 2022.

All AirAsia flights, operated by AirAsia Malaysia (flight code: AK), AirAsia Thailand (flight code: FD), AirAsia Indonesia (flight code: QZ) and AirAsia Philippines (flight code: Z2) will depart from and arrive at T4. Departing and arriving flight schedules will not be affected by the move.

Affected guests will be notified of this change through email and SMS and receive a new flight itinerary by email. All guests should also update their contact details to ensure they are notified of any updates to their flights.

The move also includes the following adjustments:

Check-in kiosks in Terminal 4, Departure Hall, Row 4

Self-check-in baggage system located at Row 4

Service Counter at Row 4

Group check-in at Row 3

AirAsia strongly encourages all guests to perform self-check-in on the airasia Super App before arriving at the airport and use the e-boarding pass to board the flight. Online check-in is available from 14 days prior and up to 1 hour before the scheduled departure time.

Guests departing from Terminal 4 are advised to arrive early to ensure sufficient time to move through the terminal.

Thursday 1 September 2022

AirAsia Philippines ramps up international destinations

AirAsia Philippines welcomes the ‘Ber’ months with a bang as it ramps up its international destinations with exciting deals and promos to entice balikbayans, Overseas Filipino Workers and leisure travelers to explore Asean destinations.

Kicking off the ‘Ber’ months is the 20% OFF offering for Manila-Singapore flights for bookings from August 29 to September 4, for travels from September 5, 2022, in time for the Mid-Autumn (Mooncake) Festival, to March 25, 2023.

The World’s Best Low-Cost Airline is also offering Php99 one-way base fare to select AirAsia destinations with ‘9.9 Early BER Sale’, available for bookings made from 5 to 11 September for travels beginning 5 September 2022 to 25 March 2023.

Guests who wish to avail the 20% discount for Singapore flights and the 9.9 Early BER Sale may book via the airasia Super App.

AirAsia Spokesperson and Head of Communications and Public Affairs Steve Dailisan said, “AirAsia Philippines is positioning itself to once again dominate the Asian market.  Our additional flight frequencies and promos are strategically put in place to help achieve our pre-pandemic figure of more than 2.6 million international seats sold.  Additional flights and exciting deals are also our way of boosting international tourist arrivals in the Philippines and other Asian countries we fly to, especially now that we have been observing an improved fuel pricing situation.” 

To sustain its momentum towards the ‘Ber’ months, AirAsia Philippines will be increasing its flights to Denpasar, Indonesia; Bangkok, Thailand; and Kota Kinabalu and  Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia from 3x to 7x weekly by 17 September.  

Friday 19 August 2022

AirAsia partners Penang Global Tourism to further elevate Penang as region’s preferred tourism destination

(Middle) Riad Asmat, AirAsia Malaysia CEO; Ooi Chok Yan, Penang Global Tourism CEO; and YB Yeoh Soon Hin, Penang state EXCO for Tourism and Creative Economy (PETACE)
AirAsia and Penang Global Tourism (PGT) signed a memorandum of collaboration (MOC) to elevate Penang as a preferred tourism destination in the region.

The MOC encompasses greater commercial collaboration and partnerships between the airline and the tourism body to create new business opportunities, develop joint sales and marketing campaigns, strengthen flight connectivity, and boost the state’s economy through tourism.

Already dubbed as one of the Best Destinations to Visit in 2022 by a global publication and Top 10 islands in Southeast Asia for 2022, Penang is set to welcome more tourists this year as AirAsia brings the region closer to the state with 184 flights weekly as a group. These include two new domestic routes launched recently from Kota Bharu and Sibu to Penang as well as several routes, which returned to the pre-pandemic frequency.

As a start of the collaboration, AirAsia will be offering great value fares to Penang from RM59 all-in* one way starting 15 August until 21 August 2022 for the travel period between 22 August 2022 and 18 April 2023.

AirAsia will not only drive both domestic and international tourists to Penang with a total of seven domestic and six international routes as a group, but will extend tourism promotion through its airasia Super App with exciting deals across airasia food, airasia ride, hotels, SNAP (hotel + flight combo), and more.

Tuesday 9 August 2022

AirAsia Aviation Group Limited announces two new board members


AirAsia Aviation Group Limited has just announced an expansion of its board of directors with the appointment of Mr. Thandalam Veeravalli Thirumala Chari and Ms. Khoo Gaik Bee as Independent Non-Executive Directors.

The addition of the two new board of directors will bring additional skill sets in line with its plan to strengthen the board. The airline group recently posted significant performance improvements across all key metrics, including a 633% increase in the number of passengers and a notable load factor of 84% in Q222, akin to its pre-pandemic levels. AAAGL is now charting a steady course to return to 100% capacity on the majority of its most popular routes by the first quarter of 2023.

Tan Sri Jamaludin Ibrahim, Chairman of AAAGL said: “We are delighted to announce the appointment of two new board of directors, Mr. Chari and Ms. Khoo, both of whom bring a wealth of expertise in line with our continued focus on governance, human capital and diversity. Both have over 40 years of invaluable experience in the areas of financial, technology and human resources which are critical to support our next phase of progress and development.”

Commenting further, Bo Lingam, Group CEO of AAAGL said: “The combined strength of the newly formed board bodes well for AAAGL to deliver positive returns to our shareholders and most importantly, add greater value to our guests. It is certainly an exciting time as the world is now finally reopening and we have much to contribute to the local and international tourism and economy, everywhere we fly.”

Monday 8 August 2022

One million reasons to travel with AirAsia Philippines

AirAsia Philippines is giving its guests one million reasons to book tickets, purchase add-ons and choose their next travel destination as local festivities return to normal and more international destinations now provide a more relaxed travel protocol for jet setters.

The world’s best low-cost airline is giving away 1 million in airasia points which can be used to book domestic and international flights from 8 August to 8 September 2022.

To qualify for the raffle, guests need to book their flight, purchase add-on essentials such as baggage, Santan inflight meals and AirAsia Travel Protection (insurance) via the airasia Super App, and register through this link.

A total of 36 guests will have a chance to win points ranging from 10,000 to 200,000 which can be used to purchase up to 12 roundtrip international flights during “final call.”

“Final call” is a promo that slashes up to 90% of ticket price for domestic and international travel for bookings made within 2 months of the redemption period.