After more than two months, Philippines AirAsia resumes international commercial flights

Following its resumption of domestic commercial flights last June 5, AirAsia Philippines will be resuming its international flights after two months of suspension due to the coronavirus pandemic.

The airline will be resuming a limited number of international flights which include Kuala Lumpur this July followed by Taipei and Don Mueang this August. 

The flight between Manila and Kuala Lumpur Malaysia resumes on July 21 as flight Z2942 for Manila to Kuala Lumpur and Z2943 for the return flight.

AirAsia will be adding more weekly flights on August. Flights between Manila and Don Dueang Thailand begins on August 3 every Monday only. Flights between Manila and Taipei Taiwan begins on August 4 once a week every Tuesday also. Flights between Manila and Kuala Lumpur are also set every Tuesday beginning August 4.

Routes and flight schedules are subject to change contingent on developments in coordination with local and state governments.

Gradual increase in capacity

The Philippine-unit of the AirAsia group has gradually increased capacity since its reopening of domestic commercial flights in June 5. This was brought by a huge number of locally stranded individuals (LSI) in Manila who want to return home to their provinces.

At the same time, the AirAsia website has noticed a 170% growth in traffic post-hibernation. In a statement, AirAsia group said that some of the most popular routes booked include Kota Kinabalu and Kuching to Kuala Lumpur for Malaysia, Bangkok to Chiang Mai and Hat Yai for Thailand, Manila to Puerto Princesa and Davao for the Philippines, Delhi to Srinagar and Bengaluru to Hyderabad for India and Jakarta to Denpasar and Medan for Indonesia.

The Group’s load factor averaged around 50 percent with AirAsia Malaysia hitting 70 percent, its highest load factor post-hibernation

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