July 17, 2020
AirAsia Philippines said Friday ticket sales rose by 30 percent as commercial flights gradually resumed in June.
AirAsia Philippines’ June performance contributed to AirAsia Group’s recent record 41,000 seats sold in a single-day after the lockdown due to the coronavirus disease (COVID-19).
Popular routes booked include Manila to Puerto Princesa and Davao. Flights to and from Davao also showed consistently high load factors.
“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,” Ricky Isla, AirAsia Philippines chief executive said.
“This month (July), we are glad to resume international flights, starting with Kuala Lumpur, where AirAsia’s headquarters is located,” he added.
AirAsia Philippines initially operated nine routes from three of its hubs (Manila, Clark, Cebu), utilizing seven aircraft in its first month. Nearly 200 commercial flights were mounted in June, flying over 10,000 guests domestically.
Eleven routes are being operated in July, including an international route to Malaysia. DMS
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