AirAsia announces direct flights to Shanghai from Manila

Shanghai still contains some picturesque historic rural suburban areas. Taken by Fanghong - Own work, CC BY 2.5

Direct flights to Shanghai from Manila

All-in-fares from as low as P888 are up for grabs now to celebrate the new route

AirAsia, the World’s Best Low Cost Carrier for seven consecutive years, is expanding its international network in China with the addition of direct flights to Shanghai from Manila. From June 10, 2016, AirAsia will commence 3 times weekly flights from Manila’s NAIA Terminal 3 to Shanghai Pudong International Airport, connecting Filipino travellers to China’s most influential city with all-in promotional fares starting from only P888, one-way.

direct flights to Shanghai from Manila
direct flights to Shanghai from Manila

Philippines AirAsia’s Commercial Head Gerard Peñaflor said, “Staying true to our commitment to provide more choices, better value and enhanced services,  we are pleased to announce our return to Shanghai with flights every TuesdayFriday, and Sunday at exciting introductory fares.”

Shanghai still contains some picturesque historic rural suburban areas. Taken by Fanghong - Own work, CC BY 2.5
Shanghai still contains some picturesque historic rural suburban areas. Taken by Fanghong – Own work, CC BY 2.5

AirAsia is introducing its Manila-Shanghai route with all-in promotional fares from as low as P888 only for one way, available for booking at starting today (May 12) until May 15, 2016. Guests who will avail of this promo will be able to travel from June 10, 2016 to October 29, 2016. This promo is also available on AirAsia’s mobile site

Direct flights to Shanghai from Manila will be operated by Philippines AirAsia with the following schedule:

Flight NumberFromToDepartureArrivalFrequency
Z2 18ManilaShanghai23:202:40Tuesday/Friday/Sunday
Z2 19ShanghaiManila3:407:05Monday/Wednesday/Saturday
“Shanghai is one of the biggest cities by population and we are confident that this new route will stimulate new travel demand, boost tourism and business of both countries. With Shanghai Disneyland formally opening in June, we are inviting Filipinos to take advantage of our promo fares and experience the magical resort’s latest attractions and the largest enchanted castle that reportedly stands at 196 feet,” Peñaflor added.

Top 5 Things to do in Shanghai:

The Bund – A symbol of Shanghai’s colourful past and thriving future, this 1.5km-long waterfront on the banks of Huangpu River is lined up with avant-garde buildings that are Romanesque, Gothic, Renaissance, Baroque and Neo-Classical-inspired. Across the river is an astounding skyline of Shanghai’s skyscrapers, including the famous Oriental Pearl Tower.

Yuyuan Gardens – One does not think of tranquillity when you come to the Yuyuan Gardens. A souvenir paradise, there are countless vendors surrounding the lively square amongst impressive classical Chinese architecture. Shop for jade, jewellery or handicrafts, or even splurge at the more popular brands within the gardens.

Xintiandi – Located in the French Concessions Area is Xintiandi, the ultimate car-free shopping, dining and entertainment area. Traditional Shikumen (stone gate) buildings have been turned into cafés and restaurants, bars and chic boutique stores. Translated as “new heaven and earth”, Xintiandi is a great place to soak in the historical and cultural elements of the city set amidst modernity.

Shanghai Art Museum – From the outside, the building strikes an opulent modern pose but once inside, it is a sanctuary for ancient art appreciation. Take a look at the intricate beauty of thousand-year-old Chinese bronzes, sculptures, ceramics, jades, seals, calligraphies, coins and currencies, paintings, furniture as well as crafts of China’s ethnic minorities.

Nanjing Road – A true shopping paradise! Nanjing Road is one of the world’s longest and most vibrant shopping districts, and a must-see for fashion shoppers and tourists! This 6km-long street is constantly buzzing with excitement all day, and when night falls, the vibrant lights from the stores and restaurants illuminate the street brilliantly.


Keep updated with AirAsia’s latest promotion and activities via twitter (@AirAsiaPH), Facebook (, Instagram (@AirAsiaPh), and on Viber public chat (@AirAsiaPh).

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