Low-cost carrier Philippines AirAsia, Inc said that five out of ten Filipinos make add-on purchases while traveling on planes, citing a recent survey.
Additional baggage allowance and in-flight meals top the list of most purchased ancillary products, followed by travel insurance and seat assurance.
This will offer a “major additional revenue stream for air carriers this year as the industry gradually recovers from the pandemic,” Philippines AirAsia said in a media release.
Based on the survey, 46% of the participants said they would buy additional baggage allowance. Of which, 42% of respondents said they would bring baggage with a load of 20 to 25 kilograms (kgs) and 12% with a load of 30 to 40 kgs.
Meanwhile, 32% said they would purchase in-flight meals or snacks, with sandwiches and drinks as the most popular items.
“Even though flight bookings continue to be our major revenue channel, we at AirAsia also give priority to other offers such as ancillary, and we are glad that our array of products is warmly received by our guests. What’s great about being a global air travel brand is we get to bring the best practices and products from our international counterparts here in the Philippines,” said AirAsia Philippines Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Ricardo P. Isla. — Luisa Maria Jacinta C. Jocson