Local airlines add low-cost COVID-19 testing to promo deals

Local airlines are offering affordable COVID-19 testing to spur air travel.

Philippine Airlines announced it is offering RT-PCR tests for free for OFWs from the Middle East from December 21 to 31. The airline said, “PAL is offering this special holiday privilege exclusively for OFWs…as a way of thanking the country’s modern-day heroes. The quick release of results will…maximize the time they spend with their families during the [holiday] season.”

Meanwhile, AirAsia Philippines said it partnered with the Philippine Airport Diagnostic Laboratory to provide affordable and convenient pre-flight antigen testing. Results will be made available swiftly on the same day prior to departure.

Guests bound for destinations requiring an antigen test may avail of a discounted rate of 1,000 pesos.

AirAsia also partnered with Hi-Precision Diagnostics to offer RT-PCR testing bundles at 7,600 pesos for two swab tests per person, with results available within 48 hours.

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