AirAsia Philippines saw Holy Week passenger traffic nearly double from last year but still remained below pre-COVID levels.
The low-cost carrier, led by business magnate and lawmaker Mikee Romero said it flew 33,917 people last April 11 to 17, representing a 93 percent increase from the same period a year ago.
AirAsia said the volume of passengers during the period was still 35 percent below 2019’s passenger traffic.
The airline recorded an average load factor of 88 percent for all destinations.
From a total of 738 flights for the month of March, AirAsia Philippines mounted 503 flights from April 1 to 17. This is expected to reach a thousand towards the end of the month.
To sustain the momentum and in anticipation of the national elections in May, the carrier has increased its flight frequencies by 28 percent to key domestic destinations.