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AirAsia Philippines anticipates strong travel demand in 2024

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AirAsia Philippines partners with Klook, boosting promotions for popular Japanese tourist attractions as travel demand surges.

MANILA, PHILIPPINES – AirAsia Philippines is looking forward to a stronger beginning for the second half of 2024 until the end of the year as more Filipinos are willing to spend for their trips.

A recent study by the travel platform Klook revealed that more than 70% of Filipinos are willing to spend more on airline tickets, accommodations and activities this year. While domestic travel remains a popular quick getaway, 76% of Filipinos said they are ready for international travel this year.

The World’s Best Low-Cost Airline and Klook have recently partnered for the promotion of popular tourist attractions in Japan.

AirAsia Philippines’ Q2 load factor meanwhile showed that 78.9% or over 1 million Filipino travelers have already booked their flights for immediate travel until June 2024, to international destinations such as Taipei Bangkok, Narita, Osaka, and Incheon.

“AirAsia Philippines’ commitment to provide the best affordable travel deals which gives seamless access not only to Philippine destinations, but also to 10 Asean countries and 130 destinations across the region and beyond, and our high regards for safety and service excellence has always been the blueprint to boost travel excitement. We remain flexible in responding to changing market trends by innovating and providing them with the best deals that fit their travel needs”, AirAsia Head of Communications and Public Affairs and First Officer Steve Dailisan shares.

With a running load factor of over 80% as of 13 May, AirAsia is confident that its Q2 figures will surpass its Q1 load factor of 92% especially with more Filipinos booking their last minute summer trips. AirAsia’s monthly promos and sales are also seen as huge contributors to the guests’ decision making especially for travel purchases.

AirAsia Philippines is also increasing to daily its flight frequency from the Cebu hub to Boracay and Davao. Other flights to Bacolod, Bohol, Boracay, Cebu, Davao, Iloilo, Kalibo, Puerto Princesa, and Tacloban continue to fly out of Manila via NAIA T2, with frequencies from 3 to 9 times daily. International flights to Bangkok, Hong Kong, Kuala Lumpur, Kota Kinabalu, Osaka, Seoul, Taipei, Kaohsiung, Narita, and Macau meanwhile continue to depart 3 to 14 times weekly via NAIA T3.

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