KUCHING, Aug 9 – AirAsia, the world’s best low-cost airline today launched its inaugural flight from Kuching to Langkawi. The new route will operate with 4 times weekly flights on Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday. The flight AK 5093 departed from Kuching International Airport at 1255hrs and was sent off by YB Datuk Haji Abdul Karim Rahman Hamzah, Minister of Tourism, Arts, Culture, Youth and Sports; Datuk Haji Abdul Wahab Bin Aziz, Chairman, Sarawak Tourism Board, and Spencer Lee, AirAsia Head of Commercial.
Upon arrival into Langkawi International Airport, the maiden flight was greeted by Mr. Nor Aznan Sulaiman, Manager, Tourism Promotion Division of Langkawi Development Authority (LADA) whereas YBhg. Dato’ Haji Azizan Noordin, Chief Executive Officer, Langkawi Development Authority (LADA) will welcome AirAsia’s first flight from Shenzhen to Langkawi on 10 August 2017.
“We are committed to continue growing this hub as Sarawak has a lot to offer beyond a tourism destination. Increasing connectivity into Sarawak is important for us as it is also one of the top preferred investment destinations in Malaysia with Sarawak Corridor of Renewable Energy (SCORE) attracting investors to set up manufacturing plants on ICT, agriculture, industrial and many more,” Spencer Lee, AirAsia Head of Commercial said.
“Last year, we have flown about 3.2 million guests in and out of our Kuching hub and we believe the introduction of the two new routes to and from Kuching namely Pontianak recently and Langkawi today, echoes our commitment in Sarawak. We would also like to thank the state government for their continuous support and guidance and we look forward to strengthen this hub with further connectivity in the future.”
Celebratory all-in-fares from RM100* one way are available for booking online at airasia.com from now until 13 August 2017 for the travel period between now and 8 Feb 2018. The promotional fares are also available on AirAsia’s mobile app on iPhone and Android devices, as well as the mobile site at mobile.airasia.com.
AirAsia now flies to 11 destinations from Kuching with more than 220 weekly flights one way. Besides Langkawi, other destinations are Miri, Sibu, Bintulu, Kota Kinabalu, Johor Bahru, Kota Bharu, Penang, Kuala Lumpur, Singapore and Pontianak. Fly-Thru guests can also connect to 18 countries from Kuching via our Kuala Lumpur hub such as Thailand, China, Hong Kong, Macao, Indonesia, and many more.