Following the issuance of Inter-Agency Task Force on Emerging Infectious Diseases (IATF-EID) Resolution No. 143 placing the National Capital Region (NCR) under Alert Level 3 from 16 to 31 October 2021, and allowing point-to-point interzonal travel, AirAsia Philippines said that they are now allowing Senior Citizens (those aged 60 years old and above) and minors (children below 18 years of age) to fly onboard all of their flights to any local destination.
Prior to this government mandate, the airline only allows passengers aged 18 to 64 years old. The latest issuance of the IATF requires traveling minors to be accompanied by parents or their guardians.
As of today, AirAsia Philippines have started to accept senior citizens and minors flying to the following destinations out of Manila: Bacolod, Bohol, Boracay, Cebu, Cagayan De Oro, Davao, General Santos, Iloilo, Kalibo, Puerto Princesa, Tacloban, Zamboanga .
“For Filipinos, leaving a family member behind is not a happy option. Some of our guests have canceled their flights and travel plans in recent times because of the restrictions which barred minors and senior citizens from flying. AirAsia is very much excited to welcome everyone on board now that these restrictions are eased. This definitely is a good time for family members to destress together, and fly to AirAsia destinations for their much-needed catch-up during the holidays,” according to AirAsia Philippines Spokesperson Steve Dailisan.
Updated travel information and compliance with the different entry requirements set by the local government units (LGUs) of passenger destinations can regularly be checked via airasia’s flysafe page.
Since last month, the airline has noted a noticeable increase in seats sold for immediate travel within 30 days after booking. Seats sold from 16 August to 14 October increased by 62% compared to July to mid-August. Bacolod, Bohol, Boracay and Cebu remained as the top AirAsia Philippines destinations.
To address the increase in passenger load, AirAsia Philippines will maintain daily flights from Manila to Boracay, Cebu, and Tacloban. The airline will continue to fly to Iloilo (4x weekly), Davao, Bohol and Zamboanga (3x weekly), Puerto Princesa, Bacolod and General Santos City (2x weekly) on schedule.
Just recently, AirAsia was regarded as the Best Low-Cost Airline in the world for the 12th consecutive year by Skytrax. AirAsia Group is also among the top airlines worldwide to achieve the top 7/7 rating for being COVID-19 safe by the aviation experts at Airlineratings.com.
To ensure safety for its guests and employees, and as part of its robust COVID-19 mitigation plan, AirAsia has made check-in via the airasia Super App mandatory for all guests. All guests are encouraged to download and make full use of the airasia Super App, the only all-in-one app that guests need for their journey — from flights to hotel bookings and more.