Air Asia Philippines on Wednesday said domestic and international passenger traffic rose 33 percent in the third quarter of the year from a year ago.
The budget carrier of the Romero family said passengers carried reached 2.10 million in the July-to-September period from 1.57 million passengers year-on-year.
AirAsia Philippines expanded capacity by 19 percent during the quarter to 2.45 million from 2.05 million on the introduction of new international routes and an increase in frequency on both domestic and international sectors.
Load factor increased by 9 percentage points to 86 percent from 77 percent last year.
The airline operates 24 aircraft from last year’s 21 aircraft.
AirAsia flies to 13 international destinations from Manila in the Philippines, including Kuala Lumpur, Kota Kinabalu, Bangkok, Bali, Seoul, Taipei, Kaohsiung, Shanghai, Guangzhou, Shenzhen, Hong Kong, Macau and Ho Chi Minh City.
It also operates several flights to and from Manila, Davao, Cebu, Kalibo, Caticlan (Boracay), Tacloban, Tagbilaran (Bohol), Puerto Princesa (Palawan), Clark and Iloilo in the Philippines.