By: Wang Shu-fen and Ko Lin
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. [FULL STORY]