AirAsia announces 4x weekly direct flights from Kuala Lumpur to Kalibo

Free seats to the gateway to beach paradise island – Boracay, available from 19th Feb onwards at www.airasia.com

Kuala Lumpur, 18th February 2014

AirAsia, the world’s best low cost airline continues to expand its connectivity in the region with the announcement of its latest route, with direct flights connecting Kuala Lumpur to Kalibo, Philippines which will commence operations on 18th April 2014.

Kalibo is the gateway to the beach paradise island of Boracay in the Philippines, and this new 4x weekly route will operate every Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday; marking AirAsia’s third Philippine destination with direct flights available via AirAsia Zest from Kuala Lumpur, Miri and Kota Kinabalu.

In conjunction with the announcement, AirAsia will be giving away Free Seats with applicable taxes and fees from as low as RM77 one way (Php 1,106.28) which are available for booking online at www.airasia.com from 12.00PM tomorrow, 19th February until 23rd February 2014.

Apart from the Free Seats, AirAsia’s global loyalty program, BIG is also offering Priority Redemption for BIG members from 0 BIG Points onwards, beginning 0001hrs to 1200hrs (GMT+8) on 19th February, ahead of the general public. The travel period for these free seats will be from the commencement of the inaugural flight on 18th April 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!

Aireen Omar, Chief Executive Officer of AirAsia Berhad commented, “We are committed towards connecting communities from this region, and we have an abundance of world class island & beach destinations, and we are proud to add Kalibo, which is the gateway to the magnificent Boracay Island in the Philippines to our extensive list of exciting destinations.”

“AirAsia has the widest network coverage throughout Asean, and the Philippines is an emerging market for low cost carriers and we are proud to be a part of it, especially with the presence of our affiliate – AirAsia Zest in the Philippines connecting communities domestically with our low fares,” added Aireen Omar.

Kalibo is the capital of Aklan province and is known as the main getaway to the endless white sandy beaches of Boracay Island and other surrounding islands and beaches; which is a perfect getaway for city dwellers who seek a relaxing vacation, or to enjoy activities such as diving and snorkelling. Kalibo is also home to the Philippines’ well-known hand-woven Pina cloth made from pineapple fibres and the annual Ati-Atihan festival that is celebrated every 3rd week of January.

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Flight Schedule for Kuala Lumpur – Kalibo (Commencing 18th April 2014)

Route Flight No ETD ETA Frequency
Kuala Lumpur– Kalibo AK 608 1040hrs 1435hrs Mon, Wed, Fri, Sun
Kalibo – Kuala Lumpur AK 609 1505hrs 1850hrs Mon, Wed, Fri, Sun