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AirAsia Philippines ready to fly more foreign tourists to local destination

AirAsia Philippines is set to welcome international travelers with more flights as the country fully opens to all foreign tourists on 1 April.

Data from the Department of Tourism (DOT) revealed that the country received 96,096 tourists from 10 February to 15 March. This is expected to increase as the country opens its borders not just to 157 visa-free countries but ALL foreign nations.

To augment the expected arrival of foreign travelers, AirAsia Philippines is also increasing its weekly flight frequencies beginning 1 April to top tourist destinations Caticlan (Boracay) to 35x, Kalibo to 18x, Iloilo to 18x, Tacloban to 28x, Panglao to 18x, Puerto Princesa to 10x, Bacolod to 18x, Davao to 14x, Cebu to 26x.

AirAsia Philippines Spokesperson and Head of Communications and Public Affairs Steve Dailisan said: “The influx of foreign tourists into the country will definitely signify the strong recovery of the Philippine aviation industry. Our guests’ eagerness to travel has already manifested with the increase in AirAsia’s forward booking from 30 to 60 days. As of 18 March, we are seeing a 97% increase in seats sold for travels for the month of April alone with Boracay, Bohol, Cebu, Kalibo and Puerto Princesa on the top spots of the most booked destinations.”

All AirAsia Philippines destinations are now accepting fully vaccinated foreign visitors with only their vax cards as entry requirements. This is expected to provide extra mobility to foreign travelers especially those who might want to experience inter-island adventure.

To provide an added layer of safety and protection to travellers visiting tourist destinations in the Philippines, Asia’s Best Low-Cost Airline has also included a COVID-19 protection under AirAsia’s Tune Protect Travel. For as low as P230, guests may avail of a comprehensive travel insurance plan which is also available for purchase as add-on through

AirAsia Philippines has also continued its COVID-19 vaccination drive for all employees to get their vaccine. This is to ascertain that all guests interact with a fully vaccinated and boosted crew. To date, 85% of the total AirAsia Philippines population has received booster shots.

AirAsia Philippines is also adding exciting destinations to its domestic route network. Beginning 8 April, AirAsia will fly to Dumaguete City every Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday. Dumaguete is the gateway to beaches, hot springs and other exciting eco-tourism destinations in Negros Oriental. AirAsia’s Manila-Roxas flights meanwhile will commence on June 16. Guests who will book early for the said new routes can also enjoy a 30kg check-in baggage for only P333 when they book from 15 to 31 March for flight from 1 April to 30 September 2022.

AirAsia Philippines would also like to remind its guests that all domestic operations will now depart from the NAIA Terminal 4 beginning 28 March. International departures meanwhile will continue to depart at the NAIA Terminal 3. (Baby Cuevas)


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