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  • AirAsia Celebrates Inaugural Flight from Manila to Iloilo City
    Posted in: Press Release

    More air connectivity, world-class service, and low fares now available

    in Western Visayas!

    MANILA, 2 October 2017 — AirAsia is now flying to Iloilo International Airport, the primary gateway to Western Visayas and Panay region. The airline voted the World’s Best Low Cost Carrier for nine years running flew its maiden flight from Manila to Iloilo yesterday with Dinagyang-themed festivities held at both Manila and Iloilo airports to welcome guests and passengers. Dinagyang festival is Iloilo’s most celebrated religious and cultural festival held every January.

    AirAsia flight Z2 309, with pilot in command AirAsia Philippines CEO Captain Dexter Comendador left Manila on time at 2:15PM with 98% load. AirAsia’s iconic red plane was greeted with a traditional water cannon salute upon landing at Iloilo airport.

    AirAsia Philippines CEO Dexter Comendador said, “AirAsia is now painting Iloilo skies red and we are here to provide only the best and world-class service that every traveller from Iloilo and the whole of Western Visayas and beyond truly deserves. Our brand of air travel is characterized by efficiency, innovative service culture, and unparalleled low fares.”

    AirAsia Philippines Chairperson Maan Hontiveros, Honorable Senator Franklin Drilon, AirAsia Philippines CEO Capt. Dexter Comendador, Honorable Governor Arthur Defensor, Iloilo Airport Terminal Manager Mercine Reyes, Jeffrey Yao Vice Chair of Philippine Business Bank representing his father Ambassador Alfred Yao member of our board and cabin crew.

    “Our commitment is to better connect secondary cities in the Philippines to ASEAN where the AirAsia Group has extensive network across all ten countries and even beyond including Asia, Australia, India, and many more.”

    Government officials led by Senator Franklin Drilon who hails from Iloilo City, Provincial Governor Arthur Defensor, Vice Mayor Atty. Jose Espinosa III of Iloilo City, Mayor Ronilo Caspe of Cabatuan, Mayor Dennis Superficial of Sta. Barbara, Mayor Michael Gorriceta of Pavia, Regional Director of DOT VI Atty. Helen Catalbas, and Iloilo Airport Terminal Manager Mercine Reyes graced the welcome ceremonies at the Iloilo airport with AirAsia Philippines Chairperson Maan Hontiveros, AirAsia Philippines CEO Captain Dexter Comendador and Jeffrey Yao, Vice Chair of Philippine Business Bank, and representative of his father, Alfred Yao, one of the airline’s Filipino investors.

    “We are grateful for the support from the government and local chief executives including those in the hospitality business, our hotel and travel agency partners, in crafting policies that truly support and promote tourism. Let us continue to work together to provide level-playing field, encourage fair competition that affords every traveller more and better choices, and enable the expansion of airline services to more communities,” Comendador added.

    All AirAsia passengers flying to and from Iloilo also joined the celebration and received special souvenir items before boarding their flights.

    To celebrate AirAsia’s newest flight, promo fares for Manila – Iloilo from as low as P990, all-in are now available for booking at airasia.com from 2 October until 15 October 2017 and valid for travel starting 9 October 2017 to 31 March 2018.

    AirAsia services Manila – Iloilo with three flights daily using the airline’s fleet of Airbus A320s that can accommodate up to 180 passengers.

    About AirAsia Philippines:

    AirAsia Philippines is a wholly owned subsidiary of AirAsia Inc. which is a joint venture company among Filipino investors Antonio O. Cojuangco, former Ambassador Alfredo M. Yao, Michael L. Romero, Marianne B. Hontiveros, and Malaysia’s AirAsia Berhad.


    AAP operates a fleet of 17 aircraft with domestic and international flights out of hubs in Manila, Cebu, and Kalibo.  The airline operates several flights to/from Manila, Davao, Cebu, Kalibo, Caticlan (Boracay), Tacloban, Tagbilaran (Bohol), Puerto Princesa (Palawan), Clark, and Iloilo in the Philippines with international flights to/from Shanghai, Taipei, Incheon (Seoul), Hong Kong, Macau, Kuala Lumpur, Kota Kinabalu, Guangzhou, Vietnam and Singapore.


    AAP is part of the AirAsia Group that has been awarded the World’s Best Low Cost Carrier for nine consecutive years running by Skytrax since 2009 to 2017.

  • Cheap Flights to Manila? No, FLY TO MANILA For FREE | Mea in Bacolod
    Cheap Flights to Manila? No, Fly to Manila for FREE
    Posted in: Services, Uncategorized

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    I invested my own money, put in numerous hours, and poured in a dam-full of my creative juices into my blog site. Fast forward to today, the bleep my blog makes on the radar of the interweb is but a small one. However, a bleep is still a bleep, and I am truly thankful.

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    2. Like and share the post below on your Facebook using the hashtags #AirAsiainIloilo & #AirAsiaXMeainBacolod. Make sure your account is public.

    3. Comment on the Facebook post above once you have done #2 and tag 2 friends.
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    One (1) winner of Iloilo-Manila roundtrip ticket will be chosen randomly and will be announced on October 1. Join now!

  • Air Asia Celebrates ASEAN's Golden Jubilee | Mea in Bacolod
    AIRASIA Celebrates ASEAN’S Golden Jubilee with LOW FARES
    Posted in: Services

    MANILA, 8 AUGUST 2017 – AirAsia is celebrating Asean’s 50th anniversary with low fares to all destinations across its regional network. Get to know the rest of Asean or something a little closer to home by exploring destinations such as:

    • Iloilo
    • Cebu
    • Davao
    • and Clark

    Or, discover amazing attractions in Singapore via Cebu or fly-thru Cebu – Kuala Lumpur and connect to Langkawi, Johor Bahru, Penang, Medan, Sihanoukville, Phnom Penh and many more from as low as Php950*.

    The promotion is in conjunction with Asean Day today, which commemorates the founding of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (Asean) on 8 August 1967. To seize this great offer, simply book on airasia.com or the AirAsia mobile app from today to 13 August 2017 for travel between 7 August 2017 and 8 February 2018 to any destination in Malaysia, Thailand, Indonesia, the Philippines, Singapore, Brunei, Cambodia, Myanmar, Laos or Vietnam.

    AirAsia Group CEO Tan Sri Tony Fernandes said, “For 50 years, Asean has inspired us with its message of unity. As Aseanists, we want to return the favour and we hope these low fares will inspire the people of Asean to discover more about the region we call home.”

    AirAsia is proud to be an Asean airline. With operations in Malaysia, Thailand, Indonesia and the Philippines, AirAsia is the only airline that flies direct to all 10 Asean countries.

    AirAsia also offers AirAsia Asean Pass which allows guests to enjoy flights within the region at fixed rates with travel validity up to 60 days.

    Keep updated with AirAsia’s latest promotion and activities via twitter (@AirAsiaFilipino), Facebook (facebook.com/AirAsiaPH) and on Instagram (@AirAsiaFilipino).

    * All-in one-way fare inclusive of taxes and fees. Terms and conditions apply.