AirAsia commences first flight from Johor Bahru to Kuala Terengganu

Promotional all-in-fares from RM79* one way

KUALA TERENGGANU, 22 JUNE 2017

AirAsia, the world’s best low-cost airline today commenced its first flight from Johor Bahru to Kuala Terengganu. The new route will operate with 3 times weekly direct flights, and this also marks Johor Bahru’s ninth domestic route and Kuala Terengganu’s second domestic route after Kuala Lumpur.

The inaugural flight departed from Senai International Airport at 1345hrs and was sent off by Mr. Mohd Shukri bin Mohd Masbah, Director, Johor State Tourism Department and Mr. Md Derick Basir, Chief Executive Officer of Senai Airport Terminal Services Sdn. Bhd. The receiving ceremony was held at Sultan Mahmud Airport in Kuala Terengganu with a special water salute and flight AK 6162 was celebrated and welcomed by YAB Dato’ Seri Haji Ahmad Razif bin Abd. Rahman, Chief Minister of Terengganu State

Guests onboard the maiden flight included YB Dato’ Haji Mohd Zubir Bin Embong, Speaker, Terengganu State Legislative Assembly, YM Tun Ahmad Faisal bin Tun Abdul Razak, Director, Terengganu State Tourism Department and Aireen Omar, Chief Executive Officer of AirAsia Berhad, as well as members of the media

Aireen Omar, Chief Executive Officer of AirAsia Berhad said, “We are pleased to be able to connect more unique direct routes such as Johor Bahru and Kuala Terengganu. We are also committed on introducing more routes and provide better connectivity to our guests. In 2016, AirAsia has flown more than 420,000 guests in and out of Terengganu, and we are poised to grow this number even further – in line with Terengganu state government’s aim of increasing tourist arrivals this year.” 

“We also look forward to grow our southern hub in Johor Bahru and connect it to more destinations in the future. Besides Kuala Terengganu, AirAsia also flies to eight other domestic routes from Johor Bahru such as Kuala Lumpur, Penang, Langkawi, Kuching, Miri, Tawau, Sibu, and Kota Kinabalu, as well as five international routes; Bangkok, Guangzhou, Ho Chi Minh City, Jakarta, and Surabaya,” she added. 

YAB Dato’ Seri Haji Ahmad Razif bin Abd. Rahman, Chief Minister of Terengganu State commented, “Terengganu is gearing up 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 from southern region into Terengganu. We are more than happy with this collaboration and all the AirAsia’s marketing efforts to assist in promoting our idyllic islands and beaches, our signature local cuisines, our eco-tourism destination of Lake Kenyir, our historical sites and cultural attractions, among others. There is definitely more in Terengganu than what you know.”

Mr. Md Derick Basir, Chief Executive Officer of Senai Airport Terminal Services Sdn. Bhd. said, “Senai Airport welcomes the introduction of Kuala Terengganu routes by AirAsia right before the Hari Raya celebration. The connectivity is very important as it offers convenient access and should encourage tourism and economic activities between the Southern and East Coast region. We have been working closely with AirAsia to add more route choices from Senai Airport for the Southern community. 2017 has so far seen a remarkable progress with the introduction of Langkawi and Kuala Terengganu, and the recommencement of Jakarta and Tawau. With Iskandar Malaysia’s region evolving and become more mature, Johor Bahru has become a significant destination for business, leisure, education and medical tourism hence promoting air travels.”

In celebration of this inaugural flight, AirAsia is offering all-in-fares from as low as RM79* one way on www.airsia.com from 22 June 2017 until 25 June 2017 for the travel period of 22 June 2017 until 23 November 2017. 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. 

Terengganu is known for its breathtaking beaches at Perhentian and Redang islands, tasty local cuisine such as Nasi Dagang and Keropok Lekor, signature historical sites and cultural attractions such as Crystal Mosque, Inscription Stone and more. Travellers in Asia and beyond can also connect seamlessly to Terengganu via AirAsia’s main hub in Kuala Lumpur with our Fly-Thru product.

Whereas Johor is fast becoming a top holiday destination for its great shopping and entertainment, delicious southern fares, and beautiful nature. Experience the exciting Legoland Malaysia, Hello Kitty and Puteri Harbour theme parks, go hiking or camping at Endau Rompin National Park or Mount Lambak Recreational Forest, or plan a beach getaway at the beautiful islands of Rawa, Sibu, Besar and Pemanggil. Johor is also a shopping haven where travelers can shop a huge array of designer goods at discounted prices at Johor Premium Outlets, Tebrau City Shopping Centre, and City Square.

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Flight Schedule for Johor Bahru, Malaysia (JHB) – Kuala Terengganu, Malaysia (TGG): 

Route Flight No STD ETA Flight Schedule
Johor Bharu - Kuala Terengganu AK 6162  1345hrs 1450hrs  Tue, Thu, Sat 
Kuala Terengganu - Johor Bharu AK 6163 1515hrs 1620hrs Tue, Thu, Sat 

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