Are you heading to Hong Kong anytime soon? Here is the news you should know before your trip.
AirAsia said that effective Nov. 29, 2019, it is going to relocate its operations at Hong Kong International Airport to Terminal 1. It is due to the closure of Terminal 2.
Starting that day, check-in counters will now operate from rows K35 to K42.
Those, however, who will depart from Hong Kong International Airport (HKG) should need to arrive early. It is to anticipate a slew of delays at check-in, security, as well as immigration checkpoints.
It is also advised to do an online check-in before the arrival to the airport in a bid to have a more convenient and hassle-free experience.
Note that mobile and web check-in are available from 14 days before departure of all AirAsia flights.
You will have two options to do an online check-in: one is to download AirAsia mobile app and the other one is to head on over to airasia.com/check-in.
Should you wish to know more updates with regard to AirAsia services, you may contact its customer support via Twitter (@AirAsiaSupport) or at support.airasia.com.
It also has an array of social media accounts that you can visit: facebook.com/AirAsia (Facebook) and @AirAsia (Instagram).
The action of the airline to relocate comes hot on the heels of the growing anti-government protests in the city.
A few days ago, Reuters reported that several Asian airlines have cut flights to Hong Kong due to the unrest.
In fact, Airport Authority of Hong Kong pushed out a report indicating that a lot of travelers amidst the unrest in Hong Kong have been using the city as a transit point instead of as a destination.
It likewise reported that Hong Kong experienced a 13 percent decline in passengers last October. On top of that, it also experienced a 6.1 percent decline in the number of inbound and outbound flights.
These are, so far, the steepest falls since the unrest started.
And, Reuters also reported that the unrest has pushed the so-called Asian financial hub into recession “for the first time in a decade.”