AirAsia PH targets to regain pre-covid capacity

Published June 29, 2022, 3:22 PM

by Emmie V. Abadilla

AirAsia Philippines aims to attain as high as 70 percent of its pre-COVID capacity for international routes fort the last quarter of this year, the budget carrier announced Wedneday, June 29.

AirAsia is doubling its international capacities, boosting its frequency to Asean countries where it recently restarted operations, such as Hong Kong, Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia and Seoul, South Korea.

Joining AirAsia Philippines’ roster of operating international routes starting July 1 is Manila-Singapore.

The low-cost airline is set to fly to the Lion City four times weekly, every Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday.

Based on forward bookings made as of June 27, the airline is expecting to fly almost 10,000 guests to Singapore in Q3 of this year.

“Our aggressiveness in expanding our domestic route network also manifests in our resumption strategy for international routes,” says AirAsia Philippines Spokesperson and Head of Communications and Public Affairs Steve Dailisan.

“This is in service of Filipino globetrotters and Overseas Filipino Workers who wish to explore the tourism and economic opportunities present abroad.”

The international guest count of AirAsia Philippines continues to rise gradually month on month, growing total guests flown abroad in June 2022 by 354 percent versus May 2022.

AirAsia further supports the increase in its international customers with a 10 percent discount for its Manila-Singapore flights for travels happening from July 01, 2022 to March 25, 2023.

AirAsia believes that the demand for travel will remain undampened in spite of the rise in fuel surcharge cost amid volatile fuel pricing globally.

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“We at AirAsia Philippines work with the Civil Aeronautics Board in the strategic application of fuel surcharge cost. We assure our guests that despite the surcharge, our base fares will remain to be the most competitive in the market, complemented by additional discount promos monthly,” Dailisan stressed.

 
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