Air Asia Philippines Inc. has offered discounted airfares to its domestic flights in a bid to entice more local tourists to travel amid the novel coronavirus 2019 (COVID-19) outbreak.
The Philippine unit of Southeast Asia’s largest budget airline said the 30-percent discounted airfares to all seat, all flights is in support to the Department of Tourism’s push for a livelier domestic tourism.
The discounted base fares are available for local flights, including those from Manila to Caticlan, Puerto Princesa, Bacolod and Cebu.
“We are pleased to provide great deals to our guests, especially those flying to our domestic destinations. We are committed to making travel more affordable and accessible to all, and have been working closely with Tourism Secretary Bernadette Romulo Puyat to achieve this,” said Air Asia chief executive Ricky Isla.
“We hope that guests take advantage of our promotional fares and explore the options available when booking, such as discounted baggage, hotels, and activities for their future getaways,” he added.
Meanwhile, the airline announced its fourth destination in Mindanao—Zamboanga—starting March 29.