World’s leading Travel Media company, Ink appoints new editor for Cebu Pacific inflight magazine

Ink appoints Kristine Fonacier as Editor-in-Chief of Smile

Ink announces today the appointment of Kristine Fonacier as editor- in-chief of Smile magazine for Cebu Pacific Air.

Fonacier joins Smile magazine from Esquire Philippines where she was editor-in-chief. She is also one of the founding editors of the travel magazine GRID. Prior to that, she has led teams in a wide range of magazines, including Entrepreneur Philippines, Pulp, MTV Ink, and Pen & Ink.

“Cebu Pacific has been part of my traveling life from the very beginning. As an eager young traveller on a budget, their promise to be the airline where ‘Every Juan Flies’ broke open new horizons for me. Over the years, I’ve known Cebu Pacific as a passenger, and then as a reader and contributor to Smile magazine, so it’s an honor for me to join the talented team now as editor.”

Kristine Fonacier

Fonacier replaces Tara FT Sering, who is departing after seven years in the role and 17 years in the publishing industry. “It’s been a wonderful journey with Smile through the years. We’ve grown as a brand, ventured out into digital, and have picked up some awards along the way,” says Sering.

Ric Stockfis, Managing Director of Ink in Asia Pacific, said: “I am delighted that Kristine has joined Smile magazine as she brings with her a wealth of experience in the media world and a passion for travel. Kristine is perfectly placed to lead our award-winning team as we continue to take the magazine to new heights as more and more people fly with Cebu Pacific each year.”
Cebu Pacific Air Vice President for Marketing and Distribution, Candice Iyog said: “We are grateful to Tara for the great collaboration and wish her well on her new journey. We look forward to continuing the fruitful relationship with Ink and Smile magazine now with Kristine at the helm.”

Launched by Ink in 2006, Smile magazine is the dynamic travel and lifestyle inflight magazine of Cebu Pacific Air, covering destinations in the Philippines and Asia-Pacific, including Melbourne and Sydney. It has been recognized by CNN as one of the Best Airline Magazines in the World, won Inflight Media of the Year at the Asia Pacific Publishing Awards, and bagged bronze for Overall Magazine Design at the Asian Media Awards. Its travel inspiration website is

Founded in 1994 in London, Ink is the world leader in travel media, connecting more than 10,000 advertisers and brands to a highly receptive, and growing global audience of 822 million passengers. Ink creates and delivers inspiring, award-winning content for the world’s biggest and greatest airlines, railways, travel companies and their passengers, by producing 28 magazines in 10 languages and video content for all digital platforms. Partners include American Airlines, Amtrak, easyJet, Etihad Airways, Norwegian, Singapore Airlines, United Airlines and Virgin Atlantic.

From 6 offices around the world, Ink’s media connects brands, advertisers and marketers to a highly receptive, and real, global audience through inflight publications, video and online content and ambient and experiential advertising opportunities. It is accepted that airline passenger numbers will double in size by 2035.

Ink’s work has been recognised with numerous awards including: Best Overall Editorial, Travel Magazine of the Year, Best Cover, Best Art Director and Best Photography, across events in the Americas, Europe and Asia. In 2017, Ink won 17 prestigious design and editorial awards.

In addition to its headquarters in London, Ink has offices in Singapore, Miami, New York, Abu Dhabi and São Paulo.

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