MANILA, 2 OCTOBER 2018 – AirAsia, the World’s Best Low Cost Airline, has announced that it will not add fuel surcharge on domestic or international fares, staying true to their commitment to provide unparalleled low fares.
AirAsia Philippines CEO Captain Dexter Comendador said, “To help reduce travel cost and stimulate more demand for travel and tourism, we will not be adding fuel surcharge on our fares for all domestic and international flights. We want to keep our fares low to encourage more people to travel.”
Earlier in September, the Civil Aeronautics Board (CAB) approved the guidelines on the imposition of the passenger fuel surcharge for domestic and international flights. The CAB also adopted a matrix for fuel surcharge that will be determined based on the two-month average of jet fuel MOPS (Mean of Platts Singapore) prices in its peso per liter equivalent and will be fixed for two months.
Based on the published and approved matrix, fuel surcharge rates for domestic flights are divided into five categories, depending on flight distance. Domestic air fares according to CAB estimate could be slapped with an additional cost of up to P769 and those for international flights by as much as P9,860 with the reimposition by local carriers of the fuel surcharge.
“We are closely monitoring the impact of high oil price on our operations, however, we are also working hard to offset the sharp jet fuel costs by adopting cost efficient measures across the network or within the AirAsia Group,” Comendador said.
AirAsia is set to launch new flights to and from Cagayan de Oro and Kaoshiung in Taiwan on 28 October. Promo fares as low as P850 are available for booking until 7 October 2018 at www.airasia.com and valid for travel starting 28 October 2018 to 30 March 2019.
AirAsia was named the World’s Best Low Cost Airlines for 10 consecutive years, currently operates a fleet of 20 aircraft with flights to and from Manila, Cebu, Clark, Davao, Tacloban, Puerto Princesa, Iloilo, Tagbilaran and Kalibo/Boracay. Its international flights include destinations to Kuala Lumpur, Kota Kinabalu, Hong Kong, Macau, Shanghai, Shenzhen, Guangzhou, Ho Chi Minh, Bali, Taipei, Singapore, Seoul/Incheon, and Bangkok.