A day of Gratitude: AirAsia Philippines celebrates big wins with Travel Agency Partners

For the first time since the onset of the pandemic, AirAsia Philippines hosted the 7th Redstar Awards to celebrate and recognize the significant contributions of its Travel Agency Partners. 

During the 7th Redstar Awards AirAsia Philippines CEO Ricky Isla recalled that Online Travel Agents, Travel and Service Centers, and Travel Agency Partners served as AirAsia’s backbone when the airline was navigating through the pandemic.  

AirAsia Philippines CEO Ricky Isla and Sales and Distribution Head Chat Alo with travel agent partners who were recognized during the 7th Redstar Awards

“AirAsia Philippines is winning because of you, our travel agency partners, for keeping the travel and tourism industry alive. We are winning because people believe in what we do here in AirAsia — providing the best service and travel experience to millions of our guests,” Mr. Islaexalted.

Philippine Travel Agencies Association (PTAA) President Marigel Tankiang Manotok thanked AirAsia for the recognition and committed the support of its members to the airline. “Cheers to AirAsia Philippines, a true champion of affordable travel! May your wings continue to spread and bring dynamism to the Philippine travel industry”, she shared.      

There are over 1,000 AirAsia Travel Agency Partners all throughout the Philippines. Small or big, Mr. Isla noted their contributions were also pivotal to AirAsia’s success. Last year, Travel Agency Partners’ sales accounted for almost 50% of AirAsia’s flight and ancillary revenues.

“As of May 2024, AirAsia is now flying a total of 12 domestic and 13 international destinations. Because of your (Travel Agency Partners) contribution, AirAsia Philippines continues to be the leading airline for leisure destinations such as Thailand, Boracay, Tagbilaran, Tacloban, Panglao, and Cebu”, he added.

AirAsia plans on welcoming the second half of 2024 with the reopening of its Clark Hub backed with flights to new domestic and international destinations. Mr. Isla is banking on the strong support of its partners to help promote Clark as one of the major hubs in the country.