Hong Kong, 19 July 2011
AirAsia guests planning on multiple-flight travel from Hong Kong, Macau and Guangzhou can now do so without having to apply for a transit visa, when AirAsia's Fly-Thru service is introduced soon. The service, already available at selected AirAsia points of departure, enables guests on multiple-flight travel to perform a single check-in for their original and connecting flights right through to their final airport of destination.
Fly-Thru is available to guests travelling from Hong Kong, Macau and Guangzhou to continue with long haul flights to AirAsia X destinations by transiting through Kuala Lumpur, whose original and forward flights have a connecting time of between 90 minutes and six hours. Guests can connect to their next flight to their intended destination without the need for immigration clearance or a transit visa in Malaysia.
Upon arrival in Kuala Lumpur, guests will be given access to the transit hall, which is directly connected to the departure hall and will need to be at the departure gate at least 20minutes before their connecting flight. The service also eliminates the need to re-check luggage when connecting to the next flight to the final destination.
From Hong Kong via Kuala Lumpur, guests could connect with to AirAsia X flights to Australia (Perth, Gold Coast), India (Delhi, Mumbai), France (Paris) and New Zealand (Christchurch). Guests flying from Macau may connect to Australia (Perth, Melbourne), India (Delhi), France (Paris) and New Zealand (Christchurch). Also enjoy excellent connectivity fromGuangzhou to London, by transit through Kuala Lumpur.
AirAsia Regional Head of Commercial, Kathleen Tan said, "Fly-Thru is the result of our incessant efforts in innovating our services and provide utmost convenience to our guests. While creativity and effectiveness continue to drive AirAsia forward, we will continue to seek innovative tools and platforms that simplify air travel and provide a better service experience to all our guests.
"Now with Fly-Thru already available from Hong Kong, Macau and Guangzhou, our guests may leverage on the strength of our network and connectivity to fly to various destinations across ASEAN and beyond with AirAsia and AirAsia X. With Kuala Lumpur as the gateway, one just needs to bring into play their creativity and imagination, because with AirAsia, the possibilities are endless", added Kathleen.
Non Fly-Thru guests will continue to be offered the option of point-to-point travel. Instead of the convenience of a single check-in service, they will be required to check in separately for their original and connecting flights and will not enjoy the check through service for their baggage. Guests will also have to go through the immigration clearance at the check-points in Kuala Lumpur before being allowed to proceed to the departure gates for their connecting flights.
For a complete list of routes where Fly Thru is available, please visit www.airasia.com.