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AirAsia expands China routes, opens flights from Kalibo

MANILA – AirAsia Philippines on Friday said it has opened flights to Macau, Kunming and Chengdu in China from Kalibo International Airport to expand its international network.

The Kalibo – Macau route will commence on March 2, Kalibo – Kunming on Jan. 25, while the Kalibo – Chengdu flights will operate starting Jan. 24, the low-cost carrier said in a statement. 

Opening the additional routes will boost tourism in the “paradise island,” AirAsia CEo Dexter Comendador said. 

“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,” Comendador said.

Introductory price of P990 is available until Jan. 20, the airline said. 

AirAsia has earlier announced it will operate Kalibo – Hangzhou starting Jan. 18.