AirAsia just announced that it will start servicing flights from Manila to Bali and Jakarta in Indonesia and Ho Chin Minh City in Vietnam!
To celebrate the expansion of AirAsia’s ASEAN connectivity, all-in promo fares available from as low as P1,990 starting today until 6 November 2017 for travel period on 9 January – 24 March 2018 for Manila-Jakarta and 19 January – 24 March 2018 for Manila-Bali.
Book your flights at airasia.com, use AirAsia’s mobile app or book via their partner travel agents.
NEW ROUTES TO INDONESIA: Bali & Jakarta
Dubbed “the Island of the Gods,” the Indonesian island of Bali is a feast for the body, mind and spirit. Bali offers the natural beauty of oceans, volcanic mountains and rice paddies as well as rich culture, excellent cuisine and a vibrant nightlife. It’s an ideal vacation destination for leisure travelers, families, couples, backpackers and solo travelers.
Bali is home to amazing places such as the famous Uluwatu Temple which boasts of a breathtaking view of the blue sea, Mount Batur which offers the ultimate sunrise shot, and Kuta & Seminyak beaches where you can find great surf spots, bars and clubs.
Make sure not to leave Bali without indulging in some of their local fare. One of their famous dishes is Babi Guling – white rice served with roast pig, stuffed with spices and vegetables. Also try out Bebek and Ayam Betutu, an iconic Balinese cuisine which consists of a whole chicken/duck stuffed with traditional spices and baked for 6-7 hours. Best paired with Indonesia’s iconic Bintang Beer.
Meanwhile Jakarta, the capital and center of economics, culture and politics of Indonesia is a top destination for business travelers, shopaholics and foodies. For great finds like Batik, local handicrafts, go to Thamrin City. This mixed-use complex has a shopping mall that is frequently visited by shoppers. If you want to brush up on the country’s history, The National Monument or Monas, located at the centre of Merdeka Square, was built to commemorate Indonesia’s independence. Kota Tua (also known as Batavia) is the original downtown area of Jakarta which boasts of many picture worthy spots.
Photo by Muhammad Rasyid Prabowo
Foodies will want to sample Jakarta’s mouthwatering food offerings including sate and their flavorful Nasi Uduk – a Betawi style steamed rice cooked in coconut milk which can be widely found across the country. Another must-try specialty is Indonesia’s meatball and noodles soup called, Bakso.
AirAsia’s Manila – Denpasar/Bali (DPS) and Manila – Jakarta (CGK) will operate daily starting January next year while Manila – Ho Chi Minh City / Saigon (SGN) will commence on November 17 with flights every Tuesday, Friday and Sunday.
Flight Schedule for Manila, Philippines (MNL) – Denpasar / Bali (DPS)
- Flight Z2231: MNL – DPS: DEP – 18:40 pm | ARR 22:25 pm (Monday to Sunday)
- Flight Z2232: DPS – MNL: DEP – 23:20 | ARR 03:25 am (Monday to Sunday)
Flight Schedule for Manila, Philippines (MNL) – Jakarta (CGK)
- Flight Z2235: MNL – CGK: DEP – 08:00 am | ARR: 11:00 am (Monday to Sunday)
- Flight Z2236: CGK – MNL: DEP – 11:30 am | ARR 16:45 pm (Monday to Sunday)
Ho Chi Minh City, commonly known as Saigon, the largest city in Vietnam, is known for its complex history dating back to the Vietnam War, its French colonial landmarks, and cheap, but delicious meals like pho and banh mi. Saigon is a great base for backpackers and budget travelers to start their exploration of Southeast Asia.
Flights Schedule for Manila, Phippines (MNL) – Ho Chi Minh, Vietnam (SGN)
- Flight Z2294: MNL – SGN: DEP – 10:25 pm | ARR – 1:05 am (Every Tuesday, Friday, Sunday)
- Flight Z2295: SGN – MNL: DEP – 1:35 am | ARR: 4:10 am (Monday, Wednesday, Saturday)