AirAsia Philippines has ramped up its domestic flight services as more local tourist destinations have opened and eased travel requirements.
The low-cost airline came up with more commercial flights to Caticlan (35 flights a week), Tagbilaran (21), Puerto Princesa (28), Cebu (42), Bacolod (21), Cagayan (22), Davao (24), Iloilo (28), Kalibo (21), Tacloban (35), Zamboanga (7), and Roxas (3).
Weekly flights from its Cebu hub will also be increased with Cagayan (four flights a week), Davao (4), and Caticlan (7).
AirAsia officials said travelers can continue to visit international destinations such as Seoul with seven commercial flights weekly from Manila and three from Cebu; Kota Kinabalu (7); Bangkok – via Don Mueang International Airport (7); Denpasar (7); Kuala Lumpur (7); Singapore (4); and Hong Kong (one) via Ninoy Aquino International Airport – Terminal 3.
AirAsia is also set to reopen its flight services in Taipei, Taiwan and Osaka, Japan next month.
Last month, the airline made an average of 85 percent passenger load for both domestic and international trips, and increased prospective bookings for the so-called “Ber” months.
Top domestic destinations booked by Filipino travelers for the last quarter of this year include Caticlan, Tagbilaran, Tacloban, Puerto Princesa and Cebu.
Seoul, Osaka, Bangkok, Taipei and Kuala Lumpur are the most booked international destinations.
“The increased bookings for travels this Q4 2022 to Q2 2023 is a strong indication that the demand for travel has returned. AirAsia is more than ready to sustain the appetite of Filipino travelers by increasing its flight frequency and opening more international destinations,” said AirAsia spokesman Steve Dailisan.
“The relaxed travel protocols in various countries has also contributed to more overseas workers taking the opportunity to fly home to the Philippines to spend the holidays with their loved ones in the provinces,” he added.