AirAsia Philippines sees positive growth since resumption

Aviation Updates Philippines – AirAsia Philippines reported an improvement in its commercial operations since the restart of flights in June 2020. The low-cost airline said the seats sold for June increased by 30 percent versus the previous month.

“AirAsia’s road to recovery has started, and this has kept us in good spirits knowing that we are in the midst of the aviation industry’s upturn. We are committed to gradually restoring our network,” AirAsia Philippines Chief Executive Officer Ricky Isla said.

This month (July), we are glad to resume international flights, starting with Kuala Lumpur, where AirAsia’s headquarters is located,” he added. AirAsia will resume flights from Manila to Don Meuang, Taipei, and Kuala Lumpur beginning August.

READ: AirAsia resumes international flights in August

After a two-month hibernation of the airline’s fleet, AirAsia initially relaunched operations from three of its main hubs in Manila, Cebu, and Clark to nine domestic routes. Utilizing seven aircraft, the airline mounted nearly 200 commercial flights and flew 10,000 guests in June.

For July, AirAsia will mount more frequencies to most of its domestic routes. Most notably, it has filed for twice-daily flights from Manila to Cebu and Davao. Flights from Manila to Panglao and Caticlan will also resume on August 1 and August 2, respectively.

Travellers are offered with more flexible booking options to address the fluidity of the situation. For bookings made between June 3 and October 31, 2020, AirAsia allows an unlimited number of flight date changes via the ‘My Bookings’ tab on or the AirAsia mobile app. 

“Flights may be rebooked for travel up to December 31 2020, subject to seat availability and fare difference. Flight changes may be made up to 48 hours before the original departure time. Add-ons such as baggage allowance, meals and seats will be carried to the next flight booking, subject to availability on the new flight.”

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