AirAsia introduces 3 new airline routes28 Apr 2017, by The Edge Markets

KUALA LUMPUR (April 28): AirAsia Bhd has introduced three new routes through its secondary hubs in Malaysia, as it continues to strengthen its connectivity.

The new routes are: from Langkawi to Shenzhen (three times a week), from Langkawi to Kuching (4 times a week), and from Johor Bahru to Kuala Terengganu (three times a week), the company said in a statement today.

To celebrate the introduction of the new routes, the company is offering promotional all-in fares that start from RM59, one way, for the Johor Bahru-Kuala Terengganu flights.

As for its Langkawi-Kuching flights, the promotional fares are starting from RM79, one way, while the Langkawi-Shenzhen flights will start from RM99, one way.

These fares are available for bookings made from today until May 7.

The travel period for Johor Bahru-Kuala Terengganu is from June 22 until June 5, 2018, while the travel period for the Langkawi-Shenzhen and Langkawi-Kuching flights are from Aug 9 until June 5, 2018.

AirAsia head of commercial Spencer Lee said the company is excited to expand their network with the introduction of the 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, [and from the] south[ern] state of Johor to [the] 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," he said in the same statement.

The introduction of the Langkawi to Shenzhen route marks AirAsia's third international route from Langkawi, after Singapore and Guangzhou.

"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 boost tourist arrivals even further," Lee said.