17 May 2017, KUALA TERENGGANU
AirAsia, the world’s best low-cost airline and Terengganu State Government has signed a Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) which will see both parties collaborate to promote local tourism in Terengganu.
A signing ceremony was held at Dewan Besar, Wisma Darul Iman between Yang Amat Berhormat Dato’ Seri Haji Ahmad Razif bin Abd. Rahman, Chief Minister Terengganu, and Dato’ Aziz Bakar, Board of Directors AirAsia Berhad.
Yang Amat Berhormat Dato’ Seri Haji Ahmad Razif bin Abd. Rahman, Chief Minister Terengganu said, “Terengganu is ready to be known as a tourism state with efficient land and air accessibility, with good services, modern infrastructures and treasures of nature, culture and heritage. The additional Johor Bahru to Kuala Terengganu direct flights will definitely boost the arrival of tourists into Terengganu”.
Dato’ Aziz Bakar, Board of Directors AirAsia Berhad said, “In light with this year’s campaign themed ‘Visit Beautiful Terengganu 2017’, we are pleased to collaborate with the Terengganu state government to showcase the beauty and wonders of Terengganu throughout AirAsia’s extensive network. With our Fly-Thru product, travellers in Asia and beyond can connect seamlessly to Terengganu via our main hub in Kuala Lumpur. Guests will soon be able to fly directly from Johor Bahru to Terengganu with the upcoming new route set to commence on the 22 June 2017.
“Other than its beautiful beaches, Terengganu is known for its signature local cuisine, historical sites and cultural attractions. With this collaboration, we will drive our marketing efforts to promote Terengganu as a must-visit destination in Malaysia. We are confident this will contribute significantly in achieving the state government’s target of 5.5 million tourist arrivals in Terengganu for this year.”
AirAsia currently flies from Kuala Lumpur to Kuala Terengganu with 28 times weekly flights and will soon fly from Kuala Terengganu to Johor Bahru with 3 times weekly flights. In 2016 alone, AirAsia has flown more than 420,000 passengers to Terengganu, with the top 3 nationalities flown are from Malaysia, China and Indonesia.
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