With the announcement of the return of its Manila-Singapore service, AirAsia Philippines announces its rapid expansion of international capacity.
According to the carrier, the Manila Nino Aquino service will resume on July 1. It also plans to increase frequencies to Seoul, Kota Kinabalu, and Hong Kong.
By the fourth quarter of 2022, it hopes to reach % of the pre-pandemic level of international capacity.
“Our aggressiveness in expanding our domestic route network also manifests in our resumption strategy for international routes,” the carrier stated.
“This is in service of Filipino globetrotters and Overseas Filipino Workers who wish to explore the tourism and economic opportunities present abroad.”
The airline continues by stating that compared to May, the number of outbound international passengers it flew in June was approximately five times higher.
According to Cirium Fleets statistics, AirAsia Philippines now has nine Airbus A320 family aircraft in use and fifteen more in storage.
The carrier's restart of international services coincides with the gradual relaxation of travel restrictions in the area put in place to halt the coronavirus from spreading.
According to Cirium schedule data, AirAsia Philippines' ASKs in June were 75% lower than in June 2019.