AirAsia Philippines said the thrice weekly flights from Clark to Kalibo, as well as additional flights from Clark to Caticlan commenced last Thursday.
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AirAsia boosts flights to Boracay jump-off points
Richmond Mercurio (The Philippine Star) - October 20, 2019 - 12:00am

MANILA, Philippines — Low-cost carrier AirAsia Philippines has restored its flights from Clark to Kalibo after the service was stopped due to the closure of Boracay Island for rehabilitation.

AirAsia Philippines said the thrice weekly flights from Clark to Kalibo, as well as additional flights from Clark to Caticlan commenced last Thursday.

The budget carrier’s chief executive office Ricardo Isla said the additional services are in response to the increased demand for flights to Boracay, especially this holiday season.

“Guests can fly from Clark, the less effort airport to either Kalibo or Caticlan, giving them more flexibility and options. Boracay is a top holiday destination and we are proud to contribute to the region’s reemerging tourism since its closure last year,” Isla said.

Plagued by environmental issues, Boracay island was closed from tourists for six months last year to pave the way for its rehabilitation.

It soft opened on Oct. 26 and now follows a carrying capacity to ensure the sustainability of the island.

AirAsia Philippines is looking to end the year with a load factor of 90 percent, serving 10 million passengers.

The budget airline has been soaring to new heights this year, posting record-high financial results.

It is targeting a net income of P2 billion by yearend, a turnaround from previous years’ losses.

In terms of revenues, AirAsia Philippines is expecting a year-on-year growth of 39 percent to P29 billion by yearend.

AirAsia Philippines operates a fleet of 24 aircraft on more than 500 weekly domestic and international flights from its hubs in Manila, Clark, Cebu, and Kalibo.

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