AirAsia launches new direct route to Macao from Johor Bahru to further expand the hub

The Johor Bahru-Macao route with daily direct flights starts from RM129* one way

SEPANG, 20 SEPTEMBER 2017

AirAsia, the world’s best low-cost airline launched a new direct route to Macao from Johor Bahru to further expand the southern hub starting 28 November 2017. The new Johor Bahru-Macao route with daily direct flights will be the airline’s 16th route from Johor Bahru and seventh international destinations from the hub.

To celebrate the new route announcement, AirAsia is offering promotional all-in-fares from RM129* one way on airasia.com from now to 1 October 2017 for the travel period between 28 November 2017 and 21 November 2018. The promotion is also available on AirAsia’s mobile app for iPhone and Android devices, as well as the mobile site mobile.airasia.com.

Spencer Lee, AirAsia Head of Commercial said, “We are pleased to introduce Johor Bahru-Macao route as part of our long term plan to further expand Johor Bahru hub as a key regional hub and a gateway for business travellers and investors from China into the southern state. Besides Macao, we have introduced several new routes from Johor Bahru this year such as Johor Bahru-Kuala Terengganu, Johor Bahru-Langkawi, and recently Johor Bahru-Kolkata which solidified our commitment towards the hub. This is only the beginning as we have more exciting plan in the pipeline for our southern hub in the future.”

“Since 2010, we have flown over 11 million guests in and out of Johor Bahru via Senai International Airport and this is also the results of a strong partnership as they have been supporting us in many ways since then to improve the connectivity and user experience for our guests. We believe the airport has the potential to grow significantly and we will continue working with them to provide better connectivity for our guests and grow the hub further.”

Inscribed by UNESCO as the Historic Centre of Macao, this vibrant city which blends Portuguese culture and traditional Chinese traits includes 25 world historical heritages in a single city. Stroll amidst the European-style neoclassical buildings and browse the boutiques along Senado Square. Then take a tour to the Ruins of St. Paul’s, Macao’s most famous landmark built in the 16th century originally as a college and cathedral. To get the most spectacular bird’s eye view of the city, head to Macao Tower, a 338m national monument which offers thrilling activities such as Tower Climb, Bungee Jump, Sky Jump, or Skywalk. Also known as ‘The Vegas of Asia,’ Macao is packed with entertainment centres, such as the lavish Venetian Macao and Macao Fisherman's Wharf, a huge complex of theme park ideal for the whole family. Moreover, no visit to Macao is complete without enjoying their famous egg tarts; Minchi – Macao’s national dish with minced beef, potatoes, onions, soy sauce, topped with black fungus and fried egg over rice; salt fish cakes; Macanese-style prawns and many more.

AirAsia currently operates 157 weekly flights one way into Johor Bahru’s Senai International Airport. In addition to Macao, AirAsia also flies to six other international routes from Johor Bahru; Bangkok, Guangzhou, Ho Chi Minh City, Jakarta, Surabaya and Kolkata as well as nine other domestic routes from Johor Bahru; Kuala Terengganu, Kuala Lumpur, Penang, Langkawi, Kuching, Miri, Tawau, Sibu, and Kota Kinabalu.

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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 Johor Bahru, Malaysia (JHB) – Macao, China (MFM):

Route Flight No STD ETA Flight Frequency
Johor Bharu - Macao AK1208 0705hrs 1055hrs Wednesday, Friday
Macao - Johor Bharu AK1209 1130hrs 1520hrs Wednesday, Friday
Johor Bharu - Macao AK1208 1000hrs 1350hrs Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday, Sunday
Macao - Johor Bharu AK1209 1420hrs 1810hrs Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday, Sunday