AirAsia realigns for Puerto Princesa route
Clark — Philippines’ AirAsia will be repositioning its flight frequencies from Clark International Airport to Puerto Princesa from seven times weekly to four times weekly effective Sept. 1, in a business decision due to the current low season as well as part of the airline’s preparations for further growth. The Clark-Puerto Princesa route was introduced in April as the third domestic route for Philippines’ AirAsia, after Davao and Kalibo which were introduced in March. AirAsia will now operate the Clark-Puerto Princesa route on Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday. Flight timings for this route remain unaffected by this reduction of frequency. Guests who are affected by this change will be offered three options: a full refund of their flight bookings OR a credit shell of the value of their flight bookings which is valid for three months OR an option to change their flight date without any costs, subject to availability. An e-mail will be sent to the affected guests’ registered member email account with a link to AirAsia’s Flight Interruption System from 8th August onwards, where they are able to select their preferred service recovery option. Affected guests will also receive an SMS notification of the frequency reduction. Guests who do not receive any notification after three weeks are advised to tweet AirAsia at twitter.com/AskAirAsia, or reach us via Live Chat, submit an Online Feedback Form or walk in to any of our AirAsia Travel and Service Centers located in SM North Edsa in Quezon City, Mall of Asia in Pasay City and in Gaisano Mall in Davao City, or contact our call centers at +632-5889999 with their booking reference numbers and contact details in hand.
Low fares for East Asia routes
The Philippines’ largest national flag carrier, Cebu Pacific, is holding a seat sale to Japan (Osaka), Korea (Incheon and Pusan), and China routes starting at the All-in Lite Fare of P1,288. This seat sale is available from Aug. 6 to 9 or until seats last; and valid for travel from Oct. 1 to Dec. 31. Guests can grab seats from Manila to Hong Kong, Macau or Xiamen for the all-in LiteFare of P1,288. Reduced fares are also available for seats from Manila to Beijing, Shanghai, Guangzhou or Taipei for as low as P1,988. For guests travelling from Manila to Osaka, discounted seats begin at P4,588. The same fare is also available to CEB guests from Manila or Cebu who will fly to Korea via Incheon or Pusan. “Travelling throughout the holiday season need not be stressful or expensive, if you’re able to book flights and arrangements early on. We encourage all our guests to take advantage of this seat sale whether they’d like to spend the holidays in CEB’s popular shopping and leisure destinations in Asia or around the Philippines,” said Candice Iyog, CEB VP for Marketing and Distribution. New domestic inter-island routes are also featured in this seat sale. For the travel period Oct. 4 to Dec. 31, CEB guests may avail of the same all-in LiteFare P488 for seats from Cebu to Busuanga; Iloilo to General Santos, Puerto Princesa or Tacloban; Davao to Butuan or Dipolog; Legazpi to Tacloban; or from Cagayan de Oro to Bacolod or Zamboanga.