AirAsia’s E-Boarding Pass allows guests without check-in-baggage to proceed straight to the boarding gate without having to queue at the check-in counter or desk at the airport. Guests with check-in-baggage, however, are required to proceed to bag drop counter first before going to the boarding gate. The facility is now available for AirAsia Filipino subsidiary.
Philippines AirAsia chief executive officer Captain Dexter Comendador said: “We are constantly investing in technology to make flying easier, more enjoyable, and comfortable for our guests. With the expected surge of travelers this summer, the e-boarding pass will significantly reduce time spent at airport counters.” To enjoy this convenience, guests have to download the AirAsia Mobile App in their smartphones and use this application to check-in and receive their e-boarding pass in their mobile phones.
Upon boarding, guests will use their mobile phones to show their e-boarding pass instead of the traditional paper tickets. At the boarding gate, AirAsia’s guest service personnel will verify guests’ identity and scan their e-boarding pass. Guests may then proceed to the aircraft. Guests are required to present their e-boarding pass to the cabin crew before boarding the aircraft.
E-Boarding pass is available on all AirAsia domestic flights departing from airports in Manila’s NAIA Terminal 4, Cebu, Kalibo, Davao, Tacloban, Puerto Princesa and Tagbilaran in the Philippines. It is limited to one guest in one booking only and is currently unavailable for international flights and Fly-Thru bookings or those with multiple flights. AirAsia offers several flights to and from Manila, Cebu, Davao, Tagbilaran/Bohol, Boracay (via Caticlan and Kalibo) and Tacloban.
The airline just announced the launching of a range of new domestic flights. From Cebu, the carrier will start serving Palawan as well as Boracay/Caticlan with a daily flight while Davao will be linked twice a day from Cebu. Flights to Kuala Lumpur will also be increased from three to four weekly frequencies. From Davao, AirAsia will also fly to Boracay and Palawan three times weekly as well as to Clark four times weekly.
Cebu is Philippines AirAsia second largest operational base after Manila. The carrier and AirAsia bhd link also the Visayas metropolis to Kuala Lumpur, Seoul, Singapore and Taipei.