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AirAsia to open new routes from Kalibo to China

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PHILIPPINES AirAsia, Inc. is launching new routes from the Boracay gateway that will link to three destinations in China: Chengdu, Kunming and Macau.

In a statement on Friday, AirAsia announced it will start flying from Kalibo International Airport to Chengdu on Jan. 24, to Kunming on Jan. 25, and to Macau on Mar. 2.


The Kalibo-Chengdu route will have four weekly flights, Kalibo-Kunming route with three weekly flights, and Kalibo-Macau route with three weekly flights.

Aside from the three, AirAsia had earlier said it will start serving the Kalibo-Hangzhou route on Jan. 18.

“China is an important market for leisure and tourism and we are excited to bring them back to Boracay. Direct flights will provide ease and comfort for Chinese tourists while giving local tourism industry a necessary boost after the rehabilitation works that closed the island to all tourists for six months last year,” AirAsia Philippines Chief Executive Officer Dexter M. Comendador said in the statement.

AirAsia flies to Chinese destinations namely Macau, Hong Kong, Shanghai, Shenzhen, Guangzhou and Hangzhou from its hubs in Manila, Cebu and Kalibo. — Denise A. Valdez