Air Asia Philippines said it will resume flights to and from Shanghai in July as part of its program to strengthen its international presence in two of its major hubs—Manila and Cebu.
AirAsia Philippines communications and public affairs country head Steve Dailisan said the Manila-Shanghai flight, which is set to open on July 1, is the last piece in their China network following the reactivation of the Manila-Shenzhen flight last month.
Meanwhile, the two new flights out of the Mactan-Cebu International Airport—Shenzhen which commences on June 2 and Narita on July 1—are expected to revitalize the travel experience of the Cebuanos and other travelers from Central Visayas as they no longer have to transit to Manila to reach these exciting destinations.
“The reopening of international routes is part of Air Asia Philippines’ recovery plan. We believe that the Filipinos’ hunger for travel is now strongly backed by opening more international destinations as shown in our forward bookings until the rest of second quarter. As the World’s Best Low-Cost Airline that pioneered affordable air travel, we will continue to give our guests the best value for their money,” said Dailisan.
Air Asia is offering a one peso one-way base fare to Tokyo, Shenzhen, Seoul, Kaoshiung, Kuala Lumpur, and other international destinations for flights from April 3 to Oct. 31 that are booked until April 30, 2023.
Meanwhile, Dailisan reminded their guests to allot four hours for international travel to allow the smooth facilitation of check-in procedures and other travel requirements.
“Those traveling light who are carrying hand-carry luggage are likewise advised to check in via airasia Super App or through the self-check-in kiosks at the airport,” he said.
Guests are also advised to accomplish the eTRAVEL form 72 hours before departure and arrival via etravel.gov.ph. Likewise, guests encouraged to take advantage of the online payment for travel tax via tieza.gov.ph.