AirAsia to launch start Manila-Shenzhen direct flights in December

ABS-CBN News

Posted at Oct 22 2018 03:19 PM

One of the many mobile phone shopping districts in the Chinese city of Shenzhen, dubbed Asia's Silicon Valley, is shown in this file photo. ABS-CBN News

MANILA -- AirAsia said Monday it would fly direct between Manila and the Chinese city of Shenzhen, dubbed Asia's answer to Silicon Valley, starting December 1.

The low cost carrier started its Cebu-Shenzhen flights last April. Without direct flights, travelers had to travel to Hong Kong or Beijing before reaching Shenzhen.

"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," said AirAsia Philippines CEO Dexter Comendador.

Telecommunications companies Huawei and ZTE are headquartered in the southern Chinese city.

AirAsia will fly direct to Shenzhen every Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday. Direct flights from Cebu to Shenzhen are also on Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday.