THE low-cost airline AirAsia Philippines is giving international tourism a strong push in the final three months of 2023 with increased forward bookings until December when Filipinos are expected to spend their holidays abroad.
As of Oct. 2, 2023, Taipei, Incheon, Osaka, Narita, Hong Kong, and Bangkok remain the top destinations for Filipinos with over 300,000 seats sold for travel in the next 90 days.
AirAsia Philippines communications and Public Affairs Country head first officer Steve Dailisan said they see their performance on international flights increasing to half a million seats sold before the end of December 2023.
Meanwhile, the Civil Aeronautics Board has set the fuel surcharge for the month of October at Level 6 which translates to additional fees from P610.37 to P844.16 per one-way trip per passenger for Asia Pacific destinations.
AirAsia Philippines sees this to have less of an impact on airfare as ongoing promos such as the winter deals are expected to cushion the effect of the surcharge. (PR)