AirAsia Philippines is headed for clearer skies this H2 with an increased load factor from H1 this year, despite surpassing pre-pandemic 2019 numbers.
The World’s Best Low-Cost Airline registered a 92% load factor from January to June 2023, registering a higher number of passengers flying with the airline this year compared to pre-pandemic records of 91% in the same period . AirAsia Philippines also recorded a load factor of 94% in the first 15 days of July which is higher compared to the same pre-pandemic period figure of 88%.
AirAsia Philippines Head for Communications and Public Affairs and Spokesperson Steve Dailisan said, “We attribute the increase in load factor to the trust our guests have placed in AirAsia. Our improved on-time performance, best value-for-money deals, and safety protocols attract our customers to fly with the World’s Best Low-Cost Carrier. Our guests can also expect timely updates on flight schedules whenever there are disruptions due to weather or unscheduled aircraft maintenance to enhance transparency in our daily operations. .
The positive attitude of travelers towards flying has also resulted in improved traffic at the country’s main airport hubs. Manila International Airport reported that the number of passengers from January to June 2023 increased by 78% or 22.22 million passengers which is 8% higher than the pre-pandemic figure.
Worldwide, the International Air Transport Association (IATA) reported air traffic hitting 96.7% of pre-pandemic levels in May.
“AirAsia Philippines is working closely with industry and government partners to provide efficient, affordable, and smooth travel among visitors with passenger traffic expected to increase again in the coming months,” added Oil it.
The recent victory of the AirAsia airline group, which remains the World’s Best Low-Cost Airline by SKYTRAX for the 14th consecutive year, makes AirAsia Philippines the only airline from the country to be part of the best ranking in the world. Factors included in choosing the best airline include safety records, on-time performance, comfort and amenities, network and route offerings, price competitiveness, environmental and sustainability practices, rewards , and industry recognition.
Meanwhile, the Civil Aeronautics Board (CAB) kept the fuel surcharge for the month of August at level 4. The fuel surcharge is from PHP117 to PHP342 per one-way domestic and PHP385.70 to PHP2,867.82 for international flights.
“We will continue to mitigate the effects of the fuel surcharge cost through our double-digit sale and other promos to ensure affordable ticket prices for our guests. We also encourage our visitors to plan their trips in advance to prepare for what is expected especially during the “Ber” months,” explained Dailisan.
AirAsia Philippines reminds its guests to be at the airport at least 3-4 hours before their scheduled domestic and international departure. The World’s Best Low-Cost airline would also like to inform its guests that all domestic flights depart and arrive at NAIA T2, while international flights continue to operate at NAIA Terminal 3. All travel advisories and other information about of flight schedules are regularly updated and posted through AirAsia travel safe.