AirAsia announces new 3x weekly direct flights from Kuching – Kota Bharu

Sepang, 19 January 2014

Free Seats available for booking from 20 Jan – 2 Feb 2014 at www.airasia.com

AirAsia, the world‟s best low cost airline further enhances connectivity from East Malaysia, particularly Sarawak with the announcement of its 3x weekly direct flights from Kuching to Kota Bharu, which will commence from 22 March 2014 onwards.

This new route will be AirAsia‟s eighth domestic route from Kuching, and AirAsia will be the sole airline to connect Kuching directly to the East Coast of Semenanjung Malaysia.

The 3x weekly direct flight will operate every Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday with flights departing Kuching at 0700hrs and arriving at Kota Bharu at 0855hrs, while flights from Kota Bharu will depart at 0920hrs and arrive back in Kuching at 1120hrs.

To celebrate the announcement of this new route, AirAsia will be giving away free seats which are available for booking online at www.airasia.com from 20 January until 2 February 2014. Guests will only need to pay for the applicable taxes and fees from RM29 one way. The travel period for these free seats will be from the commencement of the inaugural flight on 22nd March 2014 until 31st January 2015.

Apart from the website, the free seats can also be booked via AirAsia’s mobile apps which are available on iPhone, Android devices, the Blackberry Z10 and now on the Windows Phone platform as well. Simply search AirAsia on the respective app stores to download and start booking!

Kenny Wong, Head of Commercial, AirAsia Berhad commented, “AirAsia is committed towards connecting communities, especially bridging the gap between East Malaysia and Semenanjung Malaysia. We recently launched the Kota Kinabalu – Kota Bharu direct flights last November, and the response has been overwhelming. This shows that there is a pent-up demand to connect both Sabah & Sarawak directly to the East Coast of Semenanjung, and we are proud to announce this new route from Kuching directly to Kota Bharu, which we expect to receive the same overwhelming response.”

“Furthermore, with Visit Malaysia Year 2014 (VMY2014) going on, this new direct route will provide the best opportunity for international tourists from either end to further discover the various attractions that Malaysia has to offer. With just a short flight, they will be able to experience the diverse cultures, cuisines and warmth of Malaysians; and AirAsia is proud to be the sole airline to operate this route, further contributing towards the efforts of VMY2014,” added Kenny Wong.

AirAsia already connects Kuching to the north of Semenanjung Malaysia with direct flights to Penang, and to the south as well with direct flights to Johor Bahru, and now to the East Coast of Semenanjung with this new 3x weekly direct flights to Kota Bharu.

AirAsia connects both East Malaysia and Peninsular with 427x weekly flights, and offers the best connectivity within East Malaysia as well.

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