Air Asia Philippines on Wednesday announced it has started operating its commercial service flights to and from Narita in time for the various festivities in Japan this month.
Airline chief information officer Steve Dailisan said the maiden flight took off at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport—Terminal 3 at 4:15 am and arrived at Narita International Airport at 9:45 am (Japan Standard Time).
Its return flight departed Narita at 11:25 am and landed at NAIA T3 at 2:55 pm (local time). Dailisan said the daily Tokyo via Narita flight, which was recently tagged as the second top-selling international destination, is expected to revitalize Japan as among Air Asia’s top destinations in East Asia.
With this, the Air Asia is offering air travelers a P22 one-way base fare to Tokyo as part of the airline’s 2.2 Red Hot Sale promo.
Other international destinations on sale include Osaka, Taipei, Hong Kong, Bali, Kaohsiung, and Caticlan, Tagbilaran, Bacolod, Cagayan, and Iloilo for domestic routes.
The 2.2 Red Hot Sale is available for booking until Feb. 5 for a travel period beginning Feb. 1 up until Oct. 11, 2023.
“Our maiden flight to Tokyo is just one of the many regional destinations we plan to open this first quarter of the year as we aim to fully restore our international capacity in coming months. Our commitment has always been about empowering Filipinos by providing them with best value deals to fulfill their travel goals,” said Air Asia Philippines Chief Executive Officer Ricky Isla.
Apart from the warm Asean hospitality, guests onboard the inaugural flights received bags of goodies from AirAsia’s partner merchants Yobick, HAN Skincare Cosmetics, Dewytree, Hakubaku, Passage Foods, Trizie, The Adventure, Biore, Jergens, Caronia, and Esme Organics.
Air Asia is also introducing its biggest baggage offering at 60 kilograms. From as low as P1,280 for domestic and P2,760 for international, travelers may now check-in as much baggage as they want, as long as it is within the weight limit.
Dailisan said the baggage option can be purchased on all AirAsia channels—website, Super App, and via accredited travel agents.
For passengers with existing flights, the 60KG baggage can still be purchased via Manage My Booking up to four hours before the flight. Meanwhile, guests can still avail of the usual other weight options—20KG, 25KG, 30KG, and 40KG.