To date, the list of AirAsia Philippines destinations which no longer require guests to present negative RT-PCR tests include Cebu, Caticlan (Boracay), Kalibo, Bohol, Tacloban, and Cagayan de Oro, Bacolod and Iloilo.
BUDGET carrier AirAsia Philippines is optimistic on the strong return of demand for air travel amid the new Delta strain even as local airlines maintain highest standard in safety and strict observance of the health protocols implemented on airports nationwide.
"Although the discovery of the more contagious variant of Delta is definitely not good news for airline companies, we believe that Filipinos along with other citizens of the world have significantly adjusted to the challenges brought about by the global health crisis," AirAsia Philippines CEO Ricky Isla said.
The AY 4.2 variant or the 'Delta Plus,' a subvariant of the Delta strain has been detected in most European countries particularly in the United Kingdom.
Other Asian countries that reported cases of the new strain include China and Thailand.
The World Health Organization (WHO)-Philippines meanwhile allayed fears among Filipinos saying that although they are closely monitoring, Delta Plus is not yet considered a variant of concern and it hasn't reached the Philippines as of this time.
Isla reiterated that the battle to defeat Covid-19 is a shared responsibility.
Passengers have been reminded to practice responsible travelling in the new normal which involves adherence to all requirements set by the local government units as well as strict observance of the protocols implemented across all touchpoints of their journey.
"AirAsia welcomes the decision of our LGU partners, allowing greater mobility for fully vaccinated individuals. As we continue to experience the easing of restrictions, our guests can expect strict observance to safety protocols throughout their journey with us,” he said.
“Likewise, we remain committed to offering more affordable deals which allow them to see their loved ones in the provinces and visit must-see places in our network of key leisure destinations," Isla added.
The Inter-Agency Task Force has placed the National Capital Region under Alert Level 3 after it approved a resolution on October 16, 2021, which local carriers said was a welcome development as it consequently relaxed travel requirements.
Two local airlines, Cebu Pacific and Philippine Airlines also welcomed the ease of travel restrictions for domestic destinations.
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