AirAsia Named Official Airline Partner of Filipino Boxing Champ and Congressman Manny Pacquiao

GENERAL SANTOS CITY  (Nov. 13, .2014) – AirAsia, voted the World’s Best Low Cost Carrier for six straight years by Skytrax World Airline Awards from 2009 to 2014, announced that it will be the official airline for People’s Champ and Sarangani Representative Manny Pacquiao.


Representative Pacquiao, boxing’s biggest attraction, is set to take his act on the road again on November 22, when he defends his WBO welterweight title against Chris Algieri at the Cotai Arena inThe Venetian Macao (live on pay-per-view in the U.S.)


As the official airline of Team Pacquiao, AirAsia has unveiled an exclusive aircraft livery featuring the boxing sensation. The livery design was unveiled today in a press launch in General Santos City, Philippines attended by AirAsia Group CEO Tony Fernandes and AirAsia Philippines CEO Joy Cañeba.


Tony Fernandes, AirAsia Group CEO said, “It’s a great honor for AirAsia to be chosen as the official airline of team Pacman. Congressman Manny’s story is an inspiration not only for Filipinos but to all of us who dared to dream the seemingly impossible. AirAsia’s commitment in the Philippines is anchored on the same dream, to make flying more affordable, more accessible and to provide the best quality service that every Filipino deserves.


For his part, Representative Pacquiao said, “I am delighted to be part of AirAsia’s mission in promoting the Philippines, our Filipino talents, sports and tourism wonders to the global stage. Let’s celebrate the Filipino spirit and my team is looking forward to your support in my upcoming match in Macau in November.”


To celebrate the partnership, AirAsia is offering promo seats for as low as P199 base fare only for direct flightsto/from Manila-Macau via AirAsia Philippines including promo seats for flights from Malaysia, Thailand and other destinations in the AirAsia group. Promo seats are available for booking today for immediate travel inNovember until 9th June 2015.


Pacman’s fans can look forward to spotting the special Manny Pacquiao branded Airbus A320 which carries the colors of the Philippine flag and Pacquiao’s logo painting the skies red soon from AirAsia hubs not only in Manila, Cebu, Kalibo to domestic destinations of Puerto Princesa (Palawan), Tagbilaran (Bohol), Tacloban and to international points in Malaysia, China and South Korea but all over AirAsia’s 88 destinations across Asean countries and extending as far as China, India, Australia and more!


Joy Cañeba, AirAsia Philippines CEO said, “We are honored and humbled that the People’s Champ, the Filipino pride, Sarangani Congressman Manny Pacquiao has chosen AirAsia as his official airline partner. AirAsia Philippines will shake up the aviation industry and this partnership is just one of the examples on how we will take this game to a higher level. AirAsia will promote the Philippines to the world and bring the world closer to every Filipino via our massive network.”


In honor of Manny Pacquiao, AirAsia is opening Manila – GenSan route with attractive introductory fares to be announced very soon.


AirAsia Philippines is also offering a P0.01 seat sale for all domestic and international destinations. Promo seats are available for booking today until 16th November 2014, for the travel period from 10th June 2015 – 17th Jan 2016.


All-in promo seats (with airport tax, fuel surcharge and other applicable fees) from Manila to Kalibo (Boracay), Tagbilaran (Bohol), Puerto Princesa (Palawan), Cebu, Tacloban* and Cebu to Davao**, Cagayan de Oro** are available from as low as P353.81, one way while international flights from Manila, Cebu, Clark, Kalibo to South Korea (Incheon/Seoul and Busan), Malaysia (Kuala Lumpur and Kota Kinabalu), China (Macau and Shanghai) and many more start from as low as P750.00, all-in, one way only.


AirAsia Group is also offering 3 Million promo seats to various domestic & international destinations such asLangkawi, Yogyakarta, Krabi, Siem Reap, Kalibo (gateway to Boracay), Da Nang, Surat Thani (gateway to Koh Samui), Chengdu, Perth and many more destinations from Kuala Lumpur; along with other exciting destinations fromAirAsia’s other hubs in Penang, Johor Bahru, Kota Kinabalu and Kuching.


With AirAsia’s enhanced list of ‘Fly-Thru’ city pairs, guests are able to enjoy seamless connectivity from Manila, Clark and Cebu to Australia, Jeddah, India, Brunei, China and to top tourist destinations in ASEAN region. There are currently 858 Fly-Thru city pairs which AirAsia & AirAsia X guests can choose from.


The P0.01 promotion is available online at and also via AirAsia’s mobile apps on iPhone and Android devices, and also AirAsia’s mobile site at Just search AirAsia on the respective app stores to download and start booking!


AirAsiaGo, the holiday division of the world’s best low cost airline, will also be offering special deals for travellers during this promo. AirAsiaGo is presenting great savings up to 60% when promo seats are booked together with hotel accommodation. Prices are from as low as RM149 (P1,939) for both flight and accommodation (per person). For those looking for accommodation only, grab it from as low as RM59 (P767) per night. For more information and to book, visit its website at The same promo booking period and travel period applies.


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