AirAsia Zest the Filipino Low Cost Carrier that flies hand in hand with AirAsia today started offering promotional fares to domestic and international destinations from as low as P299 base fare for one way only to celebrate AirAsia’s Best Low-Cost Airline award from Business Traveller Asia-Pacific for the third consecutive year.
The ‘Best Low-Cost Airline’ category was created in 2012 and AirAsia was the first low-cost airline to be awarded this title. The airline has continued to dominate by being awarded in the same category in 2013 as well as this year; reinforcing AirAsia’s growing force as the region’s best low-cost airline.
AirAsia Group CEO, Tony Fernandes said, “We are honoured to receive this award for the third year running. We would like to thank all our guests and Business Traveller readers for the support and belief in AirAsia. We will continue to do our best to provide the best possible service & value for our guests, as well as enhance our connectivity & network.”
“This year we introduced a brand new product; Premium Flex, which is designed to cater to the needs of discerning business travellers, turning arduous business travels into a pleasant experience by providing further convenience and comfort options. We are highly motivated to maintain our leadership position as the world’s best low cost airline and will continue to work hard, and continuously innovate to provide affordable and seamless travel experience for all types of travellers.”
AirAsia Zest serves twice daily flights from Manila to business destinations of Kuala Lumpur, daily flights to Shanghai, thrice weekly to Macau and Cebu with promo fares from as low as P799.00, one way.
AirAsia Zest CEO, Joy Cañeba for her part said, “We at Airasia Zest is truly proud of the accomplishments and accolades of the AirAsia Group and we are striving hard to reach the same level of success by keeping with AirAsia’s safety, on time performance and excellent passenger service standards. In fact, we have made so much progress in our Philippine operations through focused team work and believing in our capacity to deliver world class service that just last week, we set a new record in our OTP or on time performance by posting a 100% OTP, meaning all our passengers departed and arrived at their destinations on time!”
AirAsia Zest’s was able to record 100% OTP in Sept. 15, 24 and 27 and posted an average of 89.9% OTP for September alone.
In a move to further strengthen its network and provide wider connectivity for Filipino tourists and workers, AirAsia Zest has also started offering ‘Fly Thru’ service from Manila to 22 new destinations in India, Brunei, Jeddah and to popular tourist spots such as Krabi, Phuket, Chiang Mai, Penang, Siem Reap, Bali, Yangon and many more. Fly thru service from Manila and Clark to Sydney, Melbourne and Adelaide in Australia started in July.
The all-in promo fares with travel period from 10th October until 14th November 2014 are inclusive of taxes and fees for one way only are available online at www.airasia.com. Guests are also able to book seats for these routes via AirAsia’s mobile apps on iPhone, Android devices and the Blackberry 10, and also AirAsia’s mobile site at mobile.airasia.com.
AirAsia’s Fly-Thru service offers guests seamless transit, hassle free luggage check-in and other connecting convenience when traveling. Fly-Thru allows guests to seamlessly connect on multiple flight leg (on certain flights) without needing to pass through immigration, collect bags, check-in between flights or have a transit visa. Bags will automatically be checked through to the final destination.
Upon arrival at AirAsia transit point in Kuala Lumpur International Airport 2 (klia2), passengers with onward boarding pass will be asked to proceed to International Transfer and go through security check.
The new KLIA2 terminal has been dubbed as Malaysia’s Next Generation Hub with modern facilities, entertainment lounge, and retail spaces that could accommodate up to 225 outlets.