AirAsia Philippines said Tuesday it expects to fly some 450,000 domestic and international passengers for the Christmas and New Year holidays.
The budget airline said it would keep ticket prices affordable, especially with more travelers planning their flights for the first quarter of 2024.
“It is our commitment to provide our guests with the lowest ticket price in the market whilst maintaining our positive on-time performance and the utmost consideration for safety. We know that a lot of Filipinos save money and allot their time for quick get-aways either in the provinces or their bucket list abroad,” AirAsia country head for communications and public affairs Steve Dailisan said.
“For this reason, AirAsia Philippines is offering various promos which will delight our guests and help them fulfill their travel plans,”’ he said.
AirAsia Philippines advised its guests to book their flights and schedule travel time ahead of the holiday rush, avoiding travel on high traffic dates such as Christmas and New Year’s Eve to avoid the added congestion.
The Manila International Airport Authority (MIAA) recorded a high of 125,000 daily passenger arrivals and departures during the Christmas holiday peak last year.
The Bureau of Immigration (BI) logged 32,000 arrivals on Christmas Eve.
“While we cannot avoid last-minute changes in travel arrangements, it really pays off to plan ahead. This way you can still get the best value for your money and foresee days which are more less-hassle for travel,” Dailisan said.
For those extending their vacation after the holidays, AirAsia is offering 22 percent off on flights–from P79 to P449 one-way base fare domestic and from P479 to P2,838 for international flights–with the AirAsia 22nd birthday sale.
AirAsia said passengers should simply book their flights from Nov. 7, to Dec. 3 with a travel period between Jan. 8 to Sept. 30, 2024.