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PHAR pioneers first ever commercially branded airline in the Philippines

PHAR pioneers first ever commercially branded airline in the Philippines

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PHAR is delighted to announce the unveiling of the first branded aircraft livery by an advertiser in the Philippines, brokering a partnership between AirAsia Philippines and Solaire Resort & Casino, a premier integrated destination casino resort in the Philippines. The first ever cobranded commercial plane in the Philippines was unveiled on June 25 to promote Solaire brand AirAsia Philippines domestic and international flights. The partnership will aim to bring more tourists to the Philippines to experience Filipino hospitality, a key goal shared by both brands. AirAsia, the leading and largest low-cost carrier in Asia, services the most extensive network with 88 destinations. Within 12 years of operations, AirAsia has carried over 220 million guests and grown its fleet from just two aircraft to over 150.  Seeing an enormous growth potential in the Philippines, AirAsia signed a strategic alliance with local airline Zest Air in 2013 and the company rebranded at AirAsia Zest and now, AirAsia Philippines.

AirAsia Zest Chair and Philippines AirAsia CEO Maan Hontiveros said: “AirAsia Zest is a sociable and innovative brand. We also take pride in our collaborative nature. This new livery demonstrates our creative approach to partnerships and marketing opportunities especially with companies that support our vision to grow tourism. We are thrilled to carry Solaire’s brand in the sky and on the grounds at the airports here and abroad extending as far as our destinations in Malaysia, China and Korea.”

Solaire is the first resort to open in the highly anticipated Entertainment City project along the Philippine’s famed Manila Bay. The first phase includes approximately 500 luxury rooms, suites and bayside villas as well as resort-style pool facilities, bars and entertainment lounges. In addition, there is a state-of-the-art ballroom and meeting space, and a fully equipped spa and fitness center. Solaire will also feature a 18,500 sq.-m of casino area and the finest amenities that will provide a true Las Vegas gaming experience.

Jasper Evangelista, Vice President, Brand & Marketing, Solaire Resort and Casino said, “This aircraft branding project is an innovative marketing tool that literally allows us to take our brand to greater heights.  We have created amazing moments for our customers since the launch of Solaire last year, and now we’re aiming to further connect with our local and foreign guests and travellers by strengthening our presence in the country’s international and domestic airports.  Sky Solaire will enable us to get immediate traction on this campaign and take it to a higher level.”

Having spearheaded a number of innovative marketing campaigns including partnerships with AirAsia and leading automotive brand Chevrolet and, more recently with Malaysian phone manufacturer Ninetology, PHAR utilised its expertise in the transport consumer market to create this partnership.

“We are pleased to unveil this campaign, a first in the Filipino market,” commented PHAR Managing Director Nick Lockwood. “In our experience of this highly mobile market, we have seen that customers greatly respond to brands they experience while they are on the move. With our expertise we help match brands that have aligned business goals to deliver innovative and mutually beneficial partnerships. We look forward to supporting AirAsia Philippines and Solaire Resort & Casino in this exciting long term initiative which will see exciting thrills offered by both AirAsia and Solaire,” concluded Lockwood.

#SkySolaire: The Making

#SkySolaire: Unveiling



AirAsia unveiled as the official airline of Taylor Swift’s RED Tour throughout South East Asia

AirAsia unveiled as the official airline of Taylor Swift’s RED Tour throughout South East Asia

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AirAsia has been unveiled as the official airline of Taylor Swift’s RED Tour throughout South East Asia. The seven-time Grammy award winner will travel with her 80 member entourage on board AirAsia, to the show venues including Jakarta, Manila, Bangkok, Kuala Lumpur and Singapore. To celebrate, AirAsia has painted one of its 180-seat Airbus A320 aircraft in a special Taylor Swift livery, unveiled at the beginning of June at the RED Hot Party held at the Mandarin Oriental Hotel in Kuala Lumpur.

According to Aireen Omar, CEO of AirAsia Malaysia, the airline is excited to have the opportunity to work with one of the most popular international singers. "We are very excited because she's a very popular international star and for her to be associated with AirAsia is an extremely fortunate event for us," said Omar. "It is truly an honour for us to have her and to be able to fly her and her group in her tour around Southeast Asia. She represents the youth and like the brand, she reaches out to the masses as well. It's something that we feel is similar to who we are."

AirAsia says that it intends to keep the exclusive Taylor Swift aircraft livery for at least the next year. "She's very relevant to the world right now and I think a lot of people reach out and can relate to her," said Omar. "We will have it for a long time." Upon completion of the RED Tour, the aircraft will continue to service AirAsia routes covering 88 destinations in 22 countries.

PHAR has been working with AirAsia since our launch, spearheading a number of innovating marketing campaigns including the partnership with Malaysian phone manufacturer Ninetology and the partnership with leading automotive brand Chevrolet, both of which involved the design of exclusive aircraft liveries.

Watch the video of Taylor Swift's RED Hot Tour Bus



PHAR secures innovative brand partnerships through AirAsia

PHAR secures innovative brand partnerships through AirAsia

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A bespoke plane livery has been unveiled promoting Ninetology Malaysia’s ASEAN wide expansion.  The phone manufacturer and retailer based in Malaysia & Indonesia provide cost effective and highly reliable smartphones, which have captured the Malaysian market by storm, especially amongst the 16 to 25 age groups. This innovative marketing partnership, which also included advertising for Ninetology through AirAsia’s other media channels, was coordinated and by PHAR.  Since the branding and advertising went live,  Ninetology’s business has soared by 40%, with CEO Sean Ng highly recommending the AirAsia media channels for other brands in the market wanting creative advertising platforms with the ability to reach millions of eyeballs.

Earlier this year PHAR launched AirAsia’s new regional Travel 3Sixty magazine, specially designed for the Indonesian market. Click here to read more.



PHAR appoints VGI Global Media to Boost Outdoor Advertising Revenues for Thai AirAsia

PHAR appoints VGI Global Media to Boost Outdoor Advertising Revenues for Thai AirAsia

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PHAR has appointed VGI Global Media, Thailand’s leading provider of out-of-home media solutions, as the exclusive ambient advertising agency for Thai AirAsia. VGI will sell advertising space in both the exterior and interior of all Thai AirAsia carriers including overhead lockers, meal-tray backs and plane wraps. Thai AirAsia, Thailand's largest low-cost airline, flies to over 35 domestic and international destinations within the region. The airline operates with a fleet of 37 brand new Airbus A320 aircraft and has plans to receive an additional 6 more during the year. In 2013, Thai AirAsia carried over 10.5 million passengers and is expecting to exceed that number in 2014.

Marcus Wight CEO of PHAR Partnerships commented: "It is a very exciting opportunity for PHAR and VGI to create successful partnerships for Thai brands with AirAsia. VGI's expertise and size in the Thai market makes them the outstanding partner for us to work with in maximizing ancillary revenue for AirAsia and delivering a package of rights that companies want."