AirAsia sells more seats Lorenz S. Marasigan

Low-cost carrier AirAsia Philippines said on Monday it saw a 95 percent increase in the number of seats sold in March due to its competitive pricing as well as rising travel demand in the wake of the pandemic.

Steve Dailisan, the carrier’s head of public relations, said in absolute terms the increase is up to 475,000 booking requests, with Cebu, Boracay, Tacloban, Taipei, Bangkok and Seoul leading the way in terms of booked destinations.

“AirAsia’s competitive pricing continues to be one of the top motivators for guests choosing to fly with us. Our efforts to organize various online and terrestrial promotions are our way of providing the best value for our guests’ hard-earned money,” he said.

Dailisan said the low-cost carrier is looking to “keep this momentum going” by offering passengers more deals by announcing a new round of seat sales through March 19.

“We advise our guests to plan ahead and book tickets in advance to take advantage of affordable fares. We also invite our guests to visit our website regularly and download the airasia SuperApp to get great deals on hotels and activities,” Dailisan added.

AirAsia plans to restore “the majority” of its international destinations this quarter.