Three AirAsia inaugural flights depart from Johor Bahru

Establishing the airline’s commitment to enhanced connectivity from the southern state of Peninsular Malaysia

SEPANG, 11 July 2014

AirAsia today celebrated two inaugural international flights from its hub in Johor Bahru, now linking the southern region of Peninsular Malaysia to Ho Chi Minh City (4x weekly), Yogyakarta (4x weekly); while flights to Lombok (3x weekly) will begin tomorrow, 12 July.

The commencement of the three latest international routes from Johor Bahru presents the community with more destination choices and great savings, as the latest direct connectivity no longer requires them to connect via Kuala Lumpur to these cities.

AirAsia opened the routes for sale since 15 April 2014 and garnered very positive response from the public.

AirAsia Berhad Head of Commercial, Spencer Lee said, “We are proud to celebrate the two inaugural flights today to Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam and Yogyakarta, Indonesia; and one more tomorrow from Senai International Airport in Johor Bahru to Lombok in Indonesia.  This signifies our commitment in establishing enhanced connectivity for the people of Johor Bahru, and more international direct flights from Senai International Airport.

“With the great support of Senai International Airport, we look forward to initiate more routes in the future, especially to Indonesia, and provide greater access to our wide network for the benefit of the people of Johor Bahru & the community of Southern Peninsular Malaysia.

AirAsia now has established great connectivity between Johor Bahru and Indonesia with flights to Surabaya (4x weekly) as well, alongside Yogyakarta (4x weekly) and Lombok (3x weekly).  The airline also presents the best overall connectivity between Malaysia and Indonesia.

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Flight Schedules for 3 new international routes from Johor Bahru:

Route Flight No Depart Arrive Frequency
Johor Bahru - Yogyakarta AK492 1215hrs 1330hrs 1,3,5,7
Yogyakarta – Johor Bahru AK493 1400hrs 1715hrs 1,3,5,7
Johor Bahru - Lombok AK486 0650hrs 0940hrs 2,4,6
Lombok – Johor Bahru AK487 1005hrs 1250hrs 2,4,6
Johor Bahru – Ho Chi Minh City AK624 0725hrs 0820hrs 1,3,5,7
Ho Chi Minh City – Johor Bahru AK625 0850hrs 1140hrs 1,3,5,7

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