Emirates, the world’s largest international airline, said Friday it is optimistic about the Philippine air travel market as the economy slowly recovers.
“We are very optimistic given our great performance in recent months. From June 1 to Sept. 12 alone, passenger traffic in and out of the Philippines has recovered to about 93 percent of pre-pandemic figures, with seat factor at about 90 percent,” newly appointed Emirates Philippines country manager Saeed Abdulla Miran said.
“With the economy’s steady recovery, we are confident that we will be able to sustain this momentum throughout the rest of the year and even 2023,” he said.
Miran said the aviation industry in the Philippines was slowly recovering from the pandemic, which encouraged the company to launch its First Class service in the country.
“Actually, we’re seeing healthy travel out of the Philippines. We recently introduced First Class travel here to cater to a segment that has not been tapped before,” Miran said. Darwin G. Amojelar