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AirAsia Philippines to restart Shanghai route next

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AirAsia Philippines will reopen its Shanghai route “in the early part of the second semester” of the year, Chief Executive Officer Ricky Isla said.

“China has been a bustling tourism market since it reopened its doors in January,” said Isla, who himself just came back from a trip to China, during the AirAsia Fly Fest travel festival at the Bonifacio Global City High Street over the weekend.

“We will reopen Shanghai maybe in the next two to three months, in the early part of the second semester,” he added.

AirAsia Philippines has officially returned to China with the reactivation of the thrice-weekly flights to Macau and four times weekly flights to Shenzhen on 2 March, and daily flights to Guangzhou starting March 6. 

“China has always been a strategically important and integral destination in the AirAsia Philippines’ route network. Pre-pandemic AirAsia flew 750,000 guests annually to and from China, averaging a passenger load factor of between 85 to 90 percent for all destinations,” Isla said.

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Meanwhile, AirAsia Philippines offered more than 170,000 seats from as low as P33 for domestic and P833 for international destinations which include Cebu, Davao, Cagayan de Oro and Bacolod, Hong Kong, Macao, Taipei, Koahsiung, Guangzhou, and Shenzhen, during its one-day travel fest.

Other than low fares, those who dropped by the AirAsia Fly Fest got to enjoy seamless visa processing for Asian destinations from as low as P400 as well as other exciting tour packages that will complete their summer travels. 

“With the full restoration of our domestic and international routes, AirAsia Philippines aims to provide value-for-money deals to our guests especially for the festivities of summer season. We will strive harder to bridge the distance for all Filipinos through great value deals, seamless customer journey and world’s best service,” Isla said.

To seamlessly facilitate check-in, security, and immigration procedures, guests on international flights are also advised to be at the NAIA Terminal 3 at least four hours before their scheduled flight. AirAsia is also inviting guests to make it a habit to do their self-check-in via the airasia Super App, or via the AirAsia kiosks at the airport. 

The World’s Best Low-Cost Airline is also advising its guests to regularly visit the airasia fly safe page, airasia newsroom, and airasia Super App social media platforms Facebook and Twitter for flight schedules and other travel advisories.  

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