Arrivals of Chinese nationals into Johor Bahru to rise with commencement of AirAsia’s flights from Guangzhou

JOHOR BAHRU, 30 MAY 2016

Chinese tourist arrivals into Johor Bahru are expected to rise with the commencement of AirAsia’s direct daily flights from Guangzhou, which landed today at 0650hrs (GMT+8) this morning with a 95% flight load.

Guests on board the inaugural flight from Guangzhou were given a traditional Johor welcome and greeted by YB Datuk Tee Siew Kiong Johor State EXCO of Tourism, Trade and Consumer; Mr Md Derick Basir, Chief Executive Officer of Senai Airport Terminal Services Sdn Bhd and Mr Jackson Lee, Johor Bahru Station Head, AirAsia Berhad.

To celebrate this occasion, AirAsia is offering promotional all-in-fares from as low as RM179 one way, available for booking online at airasia.com from today until 12 June 2016, for the travel period from 31 May to 24 November 2016. Alternatively, the promotional fares are also available on AirAsia’s mobile app on iPhone and Android devices, as well as the mobile site mobile.airasia.com.

Aireen Omar, CEO of AirAsia Berhad said, “We are committed to grow our southern hub, and we have been working hand in hand with Senai International Airport to further grow both domestic and international tourist arrivals into Johor Bahru. We are very proud to receive yet another international inaugural flight into Johor Bahru, this time connecting the people of Guangzhou to experience the southern state of Johor. Just last month, we celebrated the arrival of flights from Hat Yai into Johor Bahru and we look forward to further strengthen our market share in our southern hub.”

Md Derick Basir, CEO of Senai Airport Terminal Services Sdn Bhd said, “Senai International Airport is honored to welcome the maiden flight from Guangzhou. This is the 7th international destination from Senai International Airport. The introduction of Johor Bahru – Guangzhou route marks a new milestone in Senai Airport’s international connectivity as it will be the 1st direct flight to a major city in China. We at Senai International Airport will continue to work closely with AirAsia and other Airlines to introduce more international flights from Senai Airport. Now, the people of Johor can travel to China more conveniently with 7x daily flights between Johor Bahru and Guangzhou.”

YB Datuk Tee Siew Kiong Johor State EXCO of Tourism, Trade and Consumer said, “Johor is now on track towards becoming an international metropolis. The State Government’s goal is to increase the number of direct international flights to many more countries and strengthen the position of Senai International Airport as one of the main hubs in our country.

With the commencement of direct flights between Johor Bahru and Guangzhou, I believe that bilateral ties between the two countries will be strengthened and will definitely bring about a positive economic impact for the state of Johor especially in tourism and trade."

The AirAsia Group operates a total of 6 domestic routes, and 7 international routes into Senai International Airport, represented by three airlines – AirAsia Berhad (flight code AK), Thai AirAsia (flight code FD) and Indonesia AirAsia (flight code QZ) with a total of 142 weekly flights into Johor Bahru’s Senai International Airport.

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

Flight Schedule for Guangzhou, China (CAN) – Johor Bahru, Malaysia (JHB)

Flight No From To Departure Arrival
Flight Schedule
AK 1394 JHB CAN 22:00 02:00 Daily
AK 1395 CAN JHB 03:00 06:50 Daily