AirAsia strengthens Malaysian hubs with introduction of three new routes

SEPANG, 28 APRIL 2017

  • Introducing 3 times weekly flights from Johor Bahru to Kuala Terengganu, commencing on 22 June 2017
  • Brand new route from Langkawi hub, to Kuching, Sarawak
  • First flight from Langkawi to Shenzhen to take off on 9 August 2017

AirAsia continues to strengthen its connectivity through its secondary hubs with the introduction of three new routes from Langkawi to Shenzhen, Langkawi to Kuching and Johor Bahru to Kuala Terengganu.

The new routes scheduled to take off from Langkawi includes 3 times weekly flights to Shenzhen, and 4 times weekly flights to Kuching. Flights from Johor Bahru to Kuala Terengganu will begin operations with 3 times weekly flights.

AirAsia is offering celebratory promotional all-in-fares in conjunction with the opening of the brand new routes, with fares from RM59 one way for Johor Bahru - Kuala Terengganu flights, RM79 one way for Langkawi - Kuching flights and RM99 one way for Langkawi - Shenzhen flights.

These promotional all-in-fares are available for booking from today until 7 May 2017. Travel period for Johor Bahru - Kuala Terengganu is from 22 June 2017 until 5 June 2018 and travel period for Langkawi - Shenzhen and Langkawi - Kuching flights are from 9 August 2017 until 5 June 2018. AirAsia BIG members who book during the promotion period can also earn two times (2X) AirAsia BIG Points on the base fare. Visit www.airasia.com or use the AirAsia mobile app on the iPhone or Android devices to book this special promotional fares.

Spencer Lee, Head of Commercial for AirAsia Berhad said, “We are excited to expand our network with the introduction of three new routes through the two key hubs in Malaysia. This is in line with our commitment to provide guests with more connectivity from East to West Malaysia; South state of Johor to East Coast. We are determined to make air travel more affordable, convenient, and accessible to all guests in the region and beyond by connecting them from one point to another seamlessly.

“One of our key focus is to grow Langkawi and establish it as an international hub. For this, we are working closely with Langkawi Development Authority (LADA), to market Langkawi as a top tourist destination in China. Our current route from Langkawi to Guangzhou is performing well and we are confident this brand new connectivity will certainly boost tourist arrivals even further” added Spencer.

AirAsia also celebrates its inaugural flight from Johor Bahru to Langkawi today with a receiving held at Langkawi International Airport. Guests on board the inaugural flight were treated with merchandise gifts to celebrate the occasion.

The introduction of the Langkawi-Shenzhen route marks Langkawi’s third international route after Singapore and Guangzhou. Currently, AirAsia Berhad also operates direct flights from Langkawi International Airport to Kuala Lumpur and Penang, apart from Singapore and Guangzhou.

The AirAsia Group operates a total of 7 domestic routes, and 5 international routes into Senai International Airport by AirAsia Berhad (flight code AK) and Indonesia AirAsia X (flight code XT).

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

Flight Schedule for Langkawi, Malaysia (LGK) – Shenzhen, China (SZX):

Route Flight No STD ETA Flight Frequency
Langkawi - Shenzhen AK 1712 2210hrs 0220hrs Mon, Wed, Fri
Shenzhen - Langkawi AK 1713 0325hrs 0715hrs Tue, Thu, Sat

Flight Schedule for Langkawi, Malaysia (LGK) – Kuching, Malaysia (KCH):

Route Flight No STD ETA Flight Frequency
Langkawi - Kuching AK 5092 1010hrs 1230hrs Mon, Wed, Fri
Kuching - Langkawi AK 5093 1255hrs 1510hrs Mon, Wed, Fri
Langkawi - Kuching AK 5092 0900hrs 1120hrs Sun
Kuching - Langkawi AK 5093 1145hrs 1400hrs Sun

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

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