AirAsia honored mothers on maiden Manila-Hong Kong flight with special treats

Low, low fares starting from P99 are now available at

May 8 marked the first Manila-Hong Kong flight of the world’s leading low-cost carrier with a salute to mothers.

AirAsia has the honor of being voted six years running as the World’s Best Low Cost Carrier. The expansion of their repertoire to include Hong Kong in its list of international destinations is part of their continuing efforts to provide the best service they can give. The Manila flights to and from Hong Kong are scheduled on Mondays, Tuesdays, Fridays, and Saturdays.

AirAsia surprised all moms onboard with RED roses
AirAsia surprised all moms onboard with RED roses

The new offering began on May 8, just shy of Mother’s Day. In commemoration, all the mothers on the maiden flight were presented with gifts,: long-stemmed roses and Smart Traveler Hong Kong Tourist SIM Cards. Some luckier matriarchs such as Monica Eleazar, who was travelling with her kids Santi and Maya, also received free tickets, an Ocean Park Tour and a 3D/2N stay at L’Hotel Island South in Hong Kong.

AirAsia Philippines CEO, Atty. Joy Caneba, together with AirAsia cabin crews, welcomes guests to their inaugural flight to Hong Kong
AirAsia Philippines CEO, Atty. Joy Caneba, together with AirAsia cabin crews, welcomes guests to their inaugural flight to Hong Kong

AirAsia is currently offering promo fares starting from P99 (base fare) for travel dates between June 15 and September 30, 2015. Unlike most other carriers, AirAsia does not impose a fuel surcharge on their guests. The final fare will be the base fare plus airport tax, VAT, and applicable fees such as baggage fees and passenger service charges.

AirAsia operates flights between Manila and Hong Kong every Monday, Tuesday, Friday and Sunday.

Flight Number From To Departure Arrival Frequency
Z2 1201 MANILA HONG KONG 15:45 17:55 Monday
MANILA HONG KONG 15:05 17:15 Tuesday & Friday
MANILA HONG KONG 14:40 16:50 Sunday
Z2 1202 HONG KONG MANILA 18:55 20:55 Monday
HONG KONG MANILA 18:15 20:15 Tuesday, Friday& Sunday

International destinations include Hong Kong as well as Malaysia, Macau, and South Korea. Low fares are also on offer for domestic flights to Cebu, Davao, Puerto Princesa (Palawan), Kalibo (Boracay), Tacloban, Tagbilaran (Bohol), and Cagayan de Oro. Interested parties can book their flights online at or through AirAsia’s mobile app, available for mobile devices running on Android and iOS. Those without the mobile app may still make their bookings on

Passengers receiving their FREE PLDT sim cards before boarding
Passengers receiving their FREE PLDT sim cards before boarding

AirAsia has also made it easier for mothers and anyone else who travels without check-in baggage to board their flight. The newly launched AirAsia Mobile App allows booked passengers to check-in and get their E-Boarding pass from their app-enabled mobile gadget without having to queue for it. This is just one of the latest innovations by the AirAsia Group in its continuing quest for more convenience. In 2009, it allowed passengers to check-in online with its Self-Check In (SCI) system, and followed it up by installing SCI kiosks in many airports in the Philippines for passengers on their way to Hong Kong and other AirAsia destinations.

Speaking of which, your Hong Kong visit would be much more enjoyable if you travel with the Smart Traveler Hong Kong Tourist SIM Card currently offered at 46% off when you buy it at the Smart Pinoy Store in the Philippines. You only pay PhP299 (US$7) if you buy now, and they will even deliver it to you free of charge. You can also get your Smart Traveller SIM card at any participating Travel Pros branch.

Find out more about Hong Kong and your other Philippine destinations by going to and downloading the travel guides. They are free of charge and contains all the information you need to know for an enjoyable and safe trip. The guides will provide you with tips on the best accommodations for your budgets as well as valuable advice on what to see and do.

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