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AirAsia logs 92% load factor for Q1 2023

May 6, 2023 Jun I. Legaspi 223 views

AIRASIA Philippines is on a clear and strong path to recovery after posting a 92% load factor in Q1 2023, among the “highest” in all AirAsia airline operations centers.

Overall, AirAsia Philippines’ flight frequency, seat capacity, and the number of passengers carried from January to March 2023 increased to almost 84% compared to pre-pandemic levels.

The “World’s Best Low-Cost Airline” also sold 1.4 million seats in Q1 2023, 8% higher than the previous, while sales on international seats increased by 70%.

The full recovery of the Philippine domestic market and stronger demand for international destinations were the most significant contributing factor to this milestone.

AirAsia Philippines Communications and Public Affairs Country Head Steve Dailisan said, “AirAsia Philippines intends to sustain the momentum by opening more international destinations this Q2 and Q3. We expect these developments to encourage more guests to fulfill their travel plans as we impact the speedy recovery of the travel and tourism industry. To sustain our momentum, the airline continues with the push to return to service more aircraft which will be assigned to our Cebu, Clark, and Kalibo hubs.”

With the full restoration of AirAsia’s domestic and international routes, destinations such as Puerto Princesa, Tagbilaran, Boracay, Narita, Osaka, and Macao have become the top-performing routes coming from the Manila Hub. AirAsia’s Cebu Hub also performed well in Puerto Princesa and Boracay routes.

To entice more guests to fulfill their travel plans, the “World’s Best Low-Cost Airline” is offering a P55 one-way base fare from its Manila, Cebu, and Clark hubs to domestic and international destinations such as Davao, Cagayan De Oro, Seoul, Kaohsiung, Guangzhou, and Tokyo for flights booked until May 7 and utilized until November 30, 2023.