AirAsia Philippines said Wednesday it is on a path to strong recovery this year as it recorded an overall load factor of 75 percent in the first 10 days of January.
The Philippine unit of Malaysia’s AirAsia said Caticlan (Boracay) topped the list of most booked domestic destinations, with an 85-percent load factor, followed by Tacloban (75 percent) and Cebu (70 percent).
Incheon, South Korea was the most preferred international destination among Filipino travelers, with its flight originating from Cebu and Manila achieving a 97-percent and 95-percnt load factor respectively.
Osaka, Japan, another preferred travel destination, is now at 75-percent load factor.
AirAsia said it is also set to open its Tokyo (via Narita International Airport) route next month.
AirAsia is offering P71 one-way base fare to domestic and international destinations such as Osaka, Tokyo, Taipei, Kaohsiung, Hong Kong, Bangkok and Incheon. The seat sale is available for booking until Jan. 15 for travels from Jan. 9 to July 31, 2023.
AirAsia Philippines said it received a perfect seven out of seven rating for both safety and COVID-19 compliance.
Airlineratings.com, an international aviation rating organization, named AirAsia Philippines as among the 20 safest low-cost airlines in the world in 2023.
AirAsia also bested other local and international low-cost airlines in terms of incident records over the past two years, positive results of audits conducted by the governing body of aviation and fleet age.
“In AirAsia, we live and breathe safety. From the challenges brought by the pandemic to the most recent incident impairing the country’s communications and navigation facilities, our Allstar employees have demonstrated professionalism, tenacity, and resilience,” AirAsia Philippines chief executive Ricky Isla said.
“This recognition from Airlineratings.com is both a reminder and a motivation for all of us to raise the bar even more in the service of all our dear guests,” he said.