Low-cost carrier AirAsia Philippines started the the second quarter on a high note as it recorded a 553 percent growth in the number of passengers flown in April versus the same month last year.
Forward booking rate in April alone was also positive, with the airline achieving 63 percent of its pre-pandemic figures for travel happening in two to three months, and 39 percent for bookings 90 days ahead of travel date and beyond.
Top destinations of choice among AirAsia guests are Caticlan (Boracay), Kalibo, Cebu, Tagbilaran (Panglao) and Tacloban.
Forward bookings this month have also started to pick up with close to 130,000 seats already sold by the airline.
“Apart from the interzonal travel vis-a-vis the elections, the number of guests we have flown and the rise in advance bookings by at least two months in the past quarter are representative of the strong momentum toward recovery, which is sure to reinforce our country’s economic standing as we ready to exit the pandemic,” AirAsia Philippines CEO Ricky Isla said.
Isla said the company expects demand to increase towards the end of the second quarter for travels which will be made for the third and fourth quarters.
“AirAsia Philippines is committed to providing our guests with flexible schedules, affordable fares and the safest means of transportation to their destinations. We will also continue to provide our guests with exciting promos to match their travel needs,” he said.