AirAsia marks stronger presence in Langkawi with inaugural flight from Guangzhou, China

LANGKAWI, 24 JANUARY 2016

AirAsia further marked its presence in Langkawi with the commencement of its inaugural flight from Guangzhou, China into Langkawi this morning, which landed with a healthy 92 percent flight load.

The inaugural flight from Guangzhou was welcomed with a water salute and greeted by YAB Dato’ Seri Najib Tun Razak, Prime Minister of Malaysia; YB Dato’ Seri Liow Tiong Lai, Minister of Transport of Malaysia; YAB Dato’ Seri Haji Mukhriz Mahathir, Menteri Besar of Kedah; YB Hj. Mohd Rawi bin Hj. Abdul Hamid, Kedah State Exco of Tourism & Heritage; YB Dato’ Ir. Nawawi bin Ahmad, Member of Parliament for Langkawi; YBhg Datuk Kamarudin Meranun, Executive Chairman of AirAsia Berhad; YBhg Tan Sri Tony Fernandes, Group CEO of AirAsia; and Aireen Omar, CEO of AirAsia Berhad.

Tan Sri Tony Fernandes, Group CEO of AirAsia said, “We would like to thank Prime Minister Dato’ Seri Najib Tun Razak and Dato’ Seri Liow Tiong Lai for having great vision and taking proactive steps to give Langkawi the much-needed attention it deserves. We appreciate the trust given by Dato’ Seri for us to develop this secondary airport and grow Langkawi to be one of the region’s key tourism destination with more international connectivity.

“By making Langkawi an international hub, we are confident we can boost the tourism traffic in this island. We have invested substantially to ensure this hub can accommodate and facilitate our projected traffic growth and achieve the goal of turning Langkawi into a regional LCC hub. We are positive that together with the rest of the relevant authorities from the airport and key tourism industry players in Langkawi, this island will win a lot of hearts and become one of the top choices for Chinese travelers very soon,” added Tony Fernandes.

Among some of the guests on-board the inaugural flight from Guangzhou include representatives from the Guangdong Tourism Authority and a group of media from Guangzhou. Members of the media will proceed to experience the island of Langkawi through a familiarization trip jointly organized by AirAsia, Langkawi Development Authority (LADA), The Datai Langkawi and the Starwood Hotels Group.

To celebrate this momentous occasion, all-in-fares from as low as RM199* one way are being offered on airasia.com from 25 January until 7 February 2016 for the travel period of 25 January 2016 to 2 May 2016. The promotional fares can also be booked via AirAsia’s mobile app on iPhone and Android devices, as well as the mobile site mobile.airasia.com.

AirAsia currently operates direct flights from Langkawi to Kuala Lumpur, Penang and Singapore, apart from Guangzhou. There are also 30 city-pairs via AirAsia’s Fly-Thru service which guests from Langkawi can access.

Keep updated with AirAsia’s latest promotions and activities via Twitter (twitter.com/AirAsia) and Facebook (facebook.com/AirAsia).

*Promotional all-in-fares quoted are for one-way travel only inclusive of taxes and fees. Terms and conditions apply.

Flight Schedule for Langkawi, Malaysia (LGK) – Guangzhou, China (CAN):

Flight No Route Departure Arrival
Flight Frequency
AK 2011 LGK - CAN 0130hrs 0525hrs
Mon, Wed, Fri, Sun
AK 2010 CAN - LGK 0610hrs 1005hrs
Mon, Wed, Fri, Sun