AirAsia offers special flight deals to Boracay

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Photo courtesy of AirAsia

Photo courtesy of AirAsia

Taipei, Oct. 8 (CNA) Budget airline AirAsia announced Monday it will offer flights from Taiwan to Boracay in the Philippines when the island reopens to tourists later this month.

The popular island destination was closed for six months from April 26 to allow its beaches to recover from a growing sewage problem caused by visitors to the area.

In August, the Philippine government announced that Boracay will reopen to tourists on Oct. 26.

As part of this reopening, the low-cost carrier said it will offer a 20 percent discount on tickets from Taiwan Taoyuan International Airport or Kaohsiung Airport to the island of Boracay until Oct. 21.

The tickets will be valid for travel from Nov. 6 to March 21 next year, the company said.

According to a Philippine Information Agency report, Boracay received 1,052,976 foreign and 42,060 overseas Filipino tourists from January to December 2017.

The largest number of foreign tourists on the island last year came from China with 375,284; followed closely by South Korea at 356,644; and Taiwan with 40,802, it said.

(By Wang Shu-fen and Ko Lin)

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