By Emmie V. Abadilla
AirAsia, which calls itself “the world’s best low-cost airline for 11 years running,” has flown 600 million passengers todate and is celebrating the milestone via a sale of 6 million promotional seats across its network.
The promotional all-in AirAsia BIG Member fares go for P60 for flights from Manila, Clark, and Cebu to Iloilo, Caticlan, Puerto Princesa, among other destinations.
“As a show of appreciation, we are pleased to announce a BIG Sale across our network,” according to AirAsia Group Chief Commercial Officer Karen Chan.
“As we transform into a travel tech platform company, the AirAsia BIG Sale will become more than just flight promotions. Be sure to look out for exclusive discounts on selected hotels, activities and flight-plus-hotel packages when you book your next journey on airasia.com.”
AirAsia BIG Members, BigPay users and AirAsia Credit Card holders can take advantage of a 24-hour priority access period starting this Sunday, September 22, 2019.
They can just log in as a BIG Member on airasia.com to access seats at the lowest fares. (0001h GMT +8). BIG Members will also be able to redeem promotional seats for a minimum 500 BIG Points one way on airasiabig.com and the AirAsia BIG mobile app.
The rest can Book at airasia.com or the AirAsia mobile app from September 23, 2019 (0001h GMT +8) to September 26, 2019 (2400 GMT +8) for travel between February 10 to December 15, 2020.
“AirAsia continued to expand its influence across the region in the second half of this year, drawing market share from our competitors in most of the markets we are in, for both the domestic and international sectors,” AirAsia Group Berhad President (Airlines) Bo Lingam recently announced.
“Despite expanding capacity by 19% YoY, load factor remained strong at 85%, demonstrating the growing appetite for air travel across the markets in which we operate,” he noted.
“In terms of profitability, we are excited to see the improved performance of AirAsia Philippines. In the second quarter, AirAsia Philippines’ profit after taxation increased more than eightfold following a 4ppts increase in load factor to 91%, a 22% increase in passengers carried and a 5% increase in Revenue per Available Seat Kilometre (RASK).”
“With our performance so far this year, we are positive on our target for all our Asean Air Operators’ Certificate (AOCs) to be profitable this year,” he concluded.