AirAsia Philippines is bound to increase its flight frequency to Hong Kong to three times weekly starting December, scheduled every Tuesday, Friday, and Sunday. This, according to the airline, is in support of the peak in inbound demand triggered by the travels of Overseas Filipino Workers (OFWs) for the holidays.
Data 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 Q3 2022 for its Manila-Hong Kong route with a 70% load factor – signaling the uptrend in demand toward end-year.
AirAsia Philippines Chief Executive Officer Ricky Isla shares, “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. 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.”
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.
The Hong Kong government recently scrapped 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. More information on travel requirements to Hong Kong is available at https://www.coronavirus.gov.hk/eng/inbound-travel.html or the airasia flysafe landing page.
December Flight Schedule between Manila and Hong Kong
Flight No. Route Departure Arrival Frequency Z2 1264 MNL-HKG 08:35AM 10:55AM Tuesday, Friday and Sunday*effective 5 December 2022 Z2 1265 HKG – MNL 11:45AM 02:00PM Tuesday, Friday and Sunday*effective 5 December 2022
*Flights schedule are subject to regulatory approval and change without prior notice
*All-in fares inclusive of airport taxes, fuel surcharges and any other applicable charges. Terms and conditions apply.