AirAsia Philippines recorded a whopping 33,917 guests flown for the Holy Week period from 11 – 17 April, 2022, a 93% (2,366) increase from the same period in 2021. The recent increase in volume of passengers, however, is still 35% below the average pre-Covid passenger traffic observed during the 2019 holy week exodus.
AirAsia recorded an average load factor of 88% for all destinations. Top summer destinations which contributed to the increase in load factor include Cebu with 92%, Caticlan-Boracay with 84%, Panglao with 92%, and Puerto Princesa with 91%.
AirAsia Philippines Spokesperson and Head of Communications and Public Affairs Steve Dailisan said, “The numbers are very encouraging and a great indicator that indeed, we are now right on the path to recovery. Our guests’ hunger for travel really dictated the pace, especially this past Holy Week. We hope to sustain the growth leading to next month where more are expected to return to the provinces to exercise their right to suffrage.”
The world’s Best Low-Cost Airline is expecting to fly 103,986 guests in and out of Metro Manila via NAIA Terminal 4 next month with Caticlan, Tacloban, Tagbilaran, Cebu and Kalibo as the top five preferred destinations.
To sustain summer momentum and in anticipation of the National Elections happening in just three weeks, AirAsia Philippines also increased its flight frequencies by 28%.
AirAsia guests can now choose more flexible flight schedules outbound Manila to Caticlan from 41 to 46x weekly; Kalibo from 18 to 24x weekly; Tagbilaran from 18 to 20x weekly; Puerto Princesa from 10 to 11x weekly and Bacolod from 18 to 20x weekly. Existing flight frequencies to other destinations which include Cagayan De Oro, Davao, Iloilo, Tacloban, Zamboanga and Dumaguete meanwhile were maintained.
AirAsia Philippines recorded a total 738 flights flown for the month of March. Meanwhile, 503 flights were already flown for the period 1-17 April alone, and is expected to reach by a thousand towards month end.
“While we are all looking forward to enjoying the various destinations in the country with affordable flights, AirAsia will never stop reminding our guests to observe established health and safety protocols as prescribed by the IATF. We join the government in its call for every Filipino to take booster shots against COVID-19 whenever possible so that we all get to travel safely and hassle-free,” added Dailisan.
AirAsia Philippines is reminding its guests that all of its domestic flights are now flying in and out of the NAIA Terminal 4. With the increasing passenger traffic within the airport vicinity, guests are encouraged to be at the airport at least 3 hours prior to their departure and are likewise advised to check-in via airasia Super App or through the self check-in kiosks at the airport to facilitate hassle free travels.
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