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AirAsia inks gov’t fares agreement with DBM

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By Emmie V. Abadilla

DBM PARTNERS WITH AIR ASIA FOR GOVERNMENT FARES AGREEMENT – DBM-Procurement Service inks MOA on Government Fares with Philippines Air Asia. Seated (from left): PH Air Asia President & CEO Captain Dexter Comendador, DBM Secretary Benjamin Diokno, and DBM-PS ED Bingle Gutierrez.

DBM PARTNERS WITH AIR ASIA FOR GOVERNMENT FARES AGREEMENT – DBM-Procurement Service inks MOA on Government Fares with Philippines Air Asia. Seated (from left): PH Air Asia President & CEO Captain Dexter Comendador, DBM Secretary Benjamin Diokno, and DBM-PS ED Bingle Gutierrez.

AirAsia yesterday signed a Government Fares Agreement (GFA) with the Procurement Service -Department of Budget and Management (PS-DBM), giving state workers discounted rates and exclusive privileges on official trips.

“We are your partners in nation building and we will go the extra mile to give every Filipino traveler seamless connectivity, world-class service, and affordable fares,” announced AirAsia Philippines CEO Captain Dexter Comendador.

Under the GFA, AirAsia will provide discounted airfares to all official government domestic flights and other exclusive privileges such as free web admin fee, complimentary 20-kilogram baggage for Corporate Full fares, rebooking fees at no cost on selected packages and bundled services.

“As government officials, it is our duty to get the most out of the limited public resources entrusted to us,” explained Department of Budget and Management (DBM) Secretary Benjamin E. Diokno.

“The GFA is a step towards getting the highest value for the hard-earned money of our Filipino taxpayers. It seeks to limit costs and secure savings in the procurement of air transport needs of all government employees for their official trips.”

All airline transactions will be made online via Procurement Service website giving government offices instant access and the privilege to book with ease through Online Travel Reservation Portal connected to airasia.com now available for booking effective May 2, 2018.

PS-PhilGEPS is an attached agency of the DBM.

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