AIRASIA Philippines is closing 2022 on a high note and is confident to exceed expectations in 2023 with increased load factor and forward bookings.
As of 19 December, the World’s Best Low-Cost Airlines have recorded a load factor of 93%. The top performing destinations preferred by guests for domestic travel include Zamboanga with a 98% load factor, Puerto Princesa, and Roxas with a 95% load factor. Bangkok, on the other hand, topped the list of most booked international destinations with a 92% load factor, while Incheon comes in second with a 90% load factor.
Forward bookings for the month of January 2023 meanwhile have already reached 285,000 which is a 70% increase compared to the seats sold during the same month in 2022.
AirAsia Philippines Chief Executive Officer Ricky Isla shares, “We are seeing a robust travel demand next year, especially as travelers now become more comfortable with locking their trips ahead of time. A more relaxed protocol for international destinations has also set the pace for outbound travel which we expect to pick up next year as we open new exciting destinations.”
To encourage more guests to visit their favorite destinations, AirAsia Philippines is extending its “Low Fare Holideals” promo until 8 January 2023. For as low as Php112 one-way base fare, guests can book a flight to any AirAsia domestic and international destinations for travel until 30 June 2023.
The cost of airfare is also seen to slightly adjust next month as Level 7 fuel surcharge is scheduled to take effect from 15 January 2023. A Level 7 fuel surcharge will mean that passengers traveling in January will only be charged a fuel surcharge between Php219 to Php708 for domestic flights and from Php722.71 to Php1,124.26 for international flights, depending on the distance.
As for all Cebu and Caticlan (Boracay) flights, AirAsia Philippines reminds its guests that they will now depart and arrive at the NAIA Terminal 3 together with international flights. All domestic flights meanwhile will remain at NAIA Terminal 4.