This marks AirAsia’s second direct flight to the southern city that links Hong Kong to mainland China following the launch of the Cebu-Shenzhen route in April.
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AirAsia launches direct Manila-Shenzhen flights
Catherine Talavera (The Philippine Star) - October 24, 2018 - 12:00am

MANILA, Philippines — Low-cost carrier AirAsia continues to expand its network as it introduces direct flights between Manila and Shenzhen in China.

This marks AirAsia’s second direct flight to the southern city that links Hong Kong to mainland China following the launch of the Cebu-Shenzhen route in April.

Shenzhen is located in the Pearl River Delta (PRD) metropolitan area and is one of China’s major economic hubs.

“Known as 'China’s Silicon Valley’, this place is home to some of the top startup and tech businesses in the world including the headquarters of popular global companies such as Huawei, BYD and ZTE,” AirAsia said.

The new flight will be offered starting Dec. 1.

“We are delighted to offer new and exciting places to visit this coming Christmas season,” AirAsia Philippines CEO Dexter Comendador said.

“Travelers from Manila would be delighted to experience Shenzhen’s modern metropolis and marvel at the world’s largest electric bus fleet, massive malls, contemporary buildings and amusement parks,” he said.

The Manila-Shenzhen route will operate every Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday.

“China is an important market for us and we are looking to expand our network further and connect Filipino travelers to new and exciting business and leisure cities,” Comendador added.

To celebrate the announcement, AirAsia said it is offering all-in promo fares from as low as P1,990 one- way and now available for booking  until Oct. 28 at airasia.com and valid for travel between Dec. 1, 2018 and March 30, 2019.

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