An agreement has been signed between Thailand and China for visa-free entry for nationals of both to travel between the two countries.
AirAsia X returns direct flights to Xi’an, the oldest remaining Ancient Capital of China and home to the Terracotta warriors from April 2024.
Batik Air has added four new destinations in China and Taiwan, to Kunming, Zhangjiajie and Zhengzhou in China, and Kaohsiung in Taiwan.
AirAsia adds seats for visa-free travel to China and travellers from India and China visa-free to Malaysia in 2024.
A surge in travel demand to China sees AirAsia increase flights between China and Malaysia for both AK and AirAsia X flights.
Entering China overland is now much easier with the completion of the rail connection between Laos and China, despite strict rules.
Chengdu is one of AirAsia Group’s new Southern China routes out of Kuala Lumpur. These will be AAX with AK taking on Quanzhou and Guilin.
AirAsia’s China network is expanding quickly to match rising demand since the reopening of China’s borders post-Covid.
China resumes the issuing of visas for foreigners from 15th March 2023, which should see greater availability of flights.