AirAsia Philippines to increase flight frequency to HK starting December; to offer P1,411 one-way fare
Manila, Philippines – AIRASIA Philippines announced on Wednesday it will be increasing its flight frequency to Hong Kong from once weekly to thrice weekly in December.
With the expected rise in travel demand especially among Overseas Filipino Workers (OFWs), the airline will schedule flights every Tuesday, Friday and Sunday starting December 5.
Data culled from the Department of Migrant Workers show that more than 188,000 Filipinos are currently working in Hong Kong as of August 2022.
Servicing mainly OFWs and business travelers from the city, AirAsia Philippines ends third quarter of 2022 for its Manila-Hong Kong route with a 70 percent load factor – signaling the uptrend in demand toward end-year.
“Hong Kong remains to be among the leading hosts of OFWs in Asia. Our goal as the world’s best low-cost airline is to give our kababayans the chance to go home with friendly fares and world-class service. ,” said AirAsia Philippines Chief Executive Officer Ricky Isla.
Our guests can expect more flights to and from more AirAsia destinations very soon as we aim to achieve our pre-pandemic international operational capacity by the first half of 2023.
Likewise, Isla told Philippine News Agency in an interview that AirAsia Philippines is also readying for the restart of flights to Osaka, Japan and Taipei Taiwan this December.
“(These are) highly viable routes for both economic and leisure travels,” he said.
In support of the increase in frequency, AirAsia is offering a low one-way base fare of Php 1,411 from November 14 to 17, 2022 for travels happening until 31 May 2023.
Guests with AirAsia flight bookings to and from Hong Kong up until 17 December 2022 can also change their flight dates without any additional charge via the airasia Super App and website.
New flight dates can be selected until 31 December 2022, providing greater flexibility and convenience.
Recently, the Hong Kong government has removed the compulsory quarantine for inbound travelers, and instead implemented a three-day medical surveillance – subject to Amber Code restrictions under Vaccine Pass.
Guests are also advised to check the conditions and requirements imposed by the authorities before departing. For more information on travel requirements to Hong Kong visit https://www.coronavirus.gov.hk/eng/inbound-travel.html or the airasia flysafe landing page.