AirAsia promo to boost tourism


    AirAsia Philippines is offering a promo fare to help local tourism recover from the major setbacks caused by the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic.

    AirAsia said it is offering a “piso” airfare sale in selected domestic destinations from January 11 to 17, 2021.

    For domestic flights originating from Manila, Clark and Cebu to Bohol, Caticlan (Boracay) and Puerto Princesa, passengers can travel starting January 11 to March 26, 2021.

    “We are optimistic that the PISO sale along with the health and safety protocols implemented by the LGUs (local government units) will lead to a revitalized tourism industry in 2021,” said Ricky Isla, AirAsia Philippines chief executive officer.

    The “piso” sale is AirAsia’s regular seasonal campaign which aims to further boost domestic travel.

    Meanwhile, AirAsia has been named as among the top 20 COVID-compliant airlines for 2021 by, an international airline safety ranking organization.

    AirAsia Philippines said it received a perfect seven-star rating for COVID-19 compliance and a safety rating of six out of seven stars on reviews airlines based on seven criteria including website information on

    COVID-19 procedures, the wearing of face masks, personal protection equipment for the crew, modified meal service, regular deep cleaning of aircraft and personal sanitizer kits. – M. Iglesias