Air Asia takes flight in CDO

“Now Everyone Can Fly”

CAGAYAN DE ORO – Air Asia Philippines is set to make an impact in Cagayan de Oro City and Northern Mindanao, December 12, as the airline takes its first flight via Laguindingan Airport en route to Cebu.

Air Asia Philippines President & CEO, Atty. Josephine Joy D. Cañeba was recently in the city for a “meet and greet” event at Seda Centrio, November 27.

Air Asia Philippines President & CEO, Atty. Josephine Joy D. Cañeba, answers queries from the Cagayan de Oro media in a “meet and greet” event at Seda Centrio, November 27. Photo by Shaun Alejandrae Yap Uy

Attorney Josephine Cañeba introduces Air Asia to the local media, “That’s Air Asia, we’re big on efficiency, and we’re big on ensuring that all our people are well trained, capable and can deliver a good flight, our captains are very well trained, even in case of emergency – they know what to do”.

Air Asia is customer focused, it cares and treats everyone in the same manner that they want to be treated when flying.

GERARD ANTHONY F. PEÑAFLOR, Head, Commercial Air Asia Philippines



One of Air Asia’s core values is integrity, practicing the highest standards of ethical behavior and demonstrates honesty in all our lines of work in order to command trust and mutual respect.

Air Asia always has the customer, “we are offering Web Check-in, Mobile Check-in, so that you won’t waste time queuing up, our ground staffs are well trained to assist you, smiling, not shouting” says Cañeba.

Air Asia Philippines Line Captain Giselle Bendong, answers queries from the Cagayan de Oro media in a “meet and greet” event at Seda Centrio, November 27. Photo by Shaun Alejandrae Yap Uy



“We do a quick turnaround, 25 minutes, why?, because we ensure that the next flight will not have delays waiting for the turnaround aircraft, that’s how efficient we are” Cañeba continues.

Among Air Asia’s accolades, the company prides itself of its biggest achievement – winning Skytrax’s ‘World’s Best Low-Cost Airline’ for 6 years running.

Air Asia Philippines Line Captain Giselle Bendong, answers queries from the Cagayan de Oro media in a “meet and greet” event at Seda Centrio, November 27. Photo by Shaun Alejandrae Yap Uy


“I am proud to say that in the last audit of EASA (European Aviation Safety Agency), they have remarked Air Asia Philippines as a remarkable and excellent airline” expressed Cañeba.

Air Asia marks a new beginning in Northern Mindanao, “one good thing is that we are back in Cagayan de Oro; our first flight is on December 12 from Cagayan de Oro to Cebu”, Cañeba continued.

Air Asia’s key to delivering low fares is to consistently keeping cost low, attaining low cost requires high efficiency in every part of the business and maintaining simplicity, every system process must incorporate the best industry practices.

“As the CEO I don’t want to open routes just so fast without proper marketing study and sustainable support from the stakeholders”, Cañeba concludes.

Air Asia Philippines Line Captain Giselle Bendong and this writer



For more information about Air Asia please visit http://www.airasia.com/ or follow them on social media – Facebook: AirAsiaPhilippines and on Twitter: @AirAsiaPH