Philippines' AirAsia yesterday rolled out 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," AirAsia Inc. CEO Maan Hontiveros announced at a press conference in Makati City.
The Free Seats promo will be available online at www.airasia.com from 18 - 23 September 2012, and guests will be able to travel from 1 April 2012 to 30 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," she 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. The zero base fare promo will also be offered on the Filipino carrier's international destinations. Currently, AirAsia flies daily to Hong Kong, Macau and Kuala Lumpur.
As part of its commitment to develop tourism and transportation outside Metro Manila, AirAsia Inc. set up its hub in Clark, Pampanga in 2011.
In the same year, Filipinos welcomed the airline's new Airbus A320s operated by an all-Filipino crew, signifying greater opportunities for travel, leisure and tourism industries in the country.
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. AirAsia Inc. began its domestic operations via Clark International Airport on March 28, 2012 by servicing 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. (EVA)