Travel Deal: Fly to Davao or Kalibo for Php275 with AirAsia’s zero fare promo

Air Asia Philippines CEO Maan Hontiveros during the airline's announcement of Php1 fares in July 2012. Photo by Joseph Agcaoili, Lifestyle Section file photo.

MANILA, 17 September 2012—Fresh from its successful Php1-fare campaign in July,  Philippines’ AirAsia this morning announced another promotion that will further encourage passengers to enjoy traveling in the Philippines.

Speaking in a media conference, AirAsia Inc. CEO Maan Hontiveros announced its Free Seats promo where guest can travel from Clark International Airport in Pampanga to Davao and Kalibo with an all-in fare of P275 pesos one way.

“The P275 seat sale is actually a zero-fare promo where the seat is totally free and the guest is actually paying only P275 to cover the fuel surcharge, processing fee and government mandated fees such as aviation security fee and VAT,” said Hontiveros.

The Free Seats promo will be available online at beginning tomorrow, September 18 through September 23, for travel from April 1 to September 2013.

“AirAsia continues to change the landscape of low-cost travel. With our promos, planning a trip is easiest with our fares and rates all clearly laid out to our guests,” Hontiveros added.

AirAsia flies daily to Davao and Kalibo (twice daily) and Puerto Princesa City (four times/week). These services provide accessibility for local and international tourists to visit the world famous Boracay beach, Puerto Princesa Underground River and Davao’s Philippine Eagle Sanctuary and other exciting tourist attractions.

Hontiveros also hinted that the zero base fare promo will also be offered on the Filipino carrier’s international destinations such as Hong Kong, Macau and Kuala Lumpur where the airline flies daily.

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Philippines’ AirAsia call center also accepts booking of regular fares via +632 588 9999 from Monday to Sunday from 0800hrs to 2100hrs (GMT +8). Guests from Metro Manila may also purchase seats through AirAsia Travel and Service Centers (ATSC) located in SM North EDSA in Quezon City, in Mall of Asia in Pasay City and in Gaisano Mall in Davao City.

Addressing the congested Manila airport, AirAsia Inc. set up its hub in Clark, Pampanga in 2011 and introduced its brand new Airbus A320s operated by an all-Filipino crew, which signified more options for Filipinos to travel around the region.

AirAsia Inc. is registered with the Securities and Exchange Commission in March last year to engage primarily in the business of air transportation in the Philippines and abroad for passenger and cargo.

AirAsia Inc. is a 60-40 joint venture between Filipino investors Antonio O. Cojuangco, Michael L. Romero and Marianne “Maan” B. Hontiveros, and Malaysia’s AirAsia International Ltd., a wholly-owned subsidiary of AirAsiaBerhad, which has won SkyTrax’s best low cost airline for four consecutive years. (Skytrax is the world’s largest airline and airport review site.)

Domestic operations via Clark International Airport began on March 28 this year with daily flights to Francisco Bangoy International Airport in Davao, Puerto Princesa International Airport in Palawan and four times a week flights to Kalibo International Airport.

In June 9, the airline company launched afternoon flights to Kuala Lumpur that complements Malaysia’s AirAsia, which has been servicing the same route since 2005 while Hong Kong and Macau flights began in July 19.