AirAsia to Launch New Flights to China, Philippines01 Apr 2016, by BERNAMA

KULAI, April 1 (Bernama) -- AirAsia is set to further strengthen its position in the southern hub of Johore with the introduction of new flights from the Senai International Airport (LTAS) to Guangzhou, China and the Philippines.

AirAsia Bhd Chief Executive Officer Aireen Omar said the flights were in the final stages of planning and an announcement will be made in the near future.

"We plan to announce the direct flight from Johor Baharu to Guangzhou this month, while that to the Philippines is still being finalised."

Aireen told reporters this here yesterday after welcoming the inaugural AirAsia flight from Hatyai, Thailand to the LTAS. She said the direct international flight to Guangzhou anf the Philippines would be AirAsia's seventh after Hatyai.

The budget airline has inaugurated six international flights from the LTAS to date, namely to Bandung, Jogyakarta, Surabaya (indonesia), Ho Chi Minh (Vietnam) as well as Bangkok and Hatyai in Thailand.