Thursday, January 05, 2006

AirAsia introducing Ipoh-Tawau, Kota Baru-Sandakan flights

Kuala Lumpur: AirAsia Bhd, the low-fare airline, is adding more frequencies and new routes to Ipoh, Tawau, Kota Baru and Sandakan from its hub in Johor Bahru.

In a statement here Wednesday, the airline said starting February 6 this year, it would operate four flights weekly to Ipoh and Tawau and three flights weekly to Kota Baru and Sandakan.

Besides the new routes from Johor, the airline said it would boost frequencies to several of its existing destinations, namely from Johor to Kuching, Kota Kinabalu and Penang.

It would operate 10 flights a week to Kuching, 11 flights a week to Kota Kinabalu and 10 flights a week to Penang. All the flights would depart from the Senai International Airport in Johor Baru.

"The expansion of Johor Baru hub is a direct response to the overwhelming demand from the public to boost accessibility between the southern part of Malaysia with that of North and East Malaysia," said the airline's executive vice president of commercial, Kathleen Tan.

Moving forward, she said AirAsia would continue to strengthen its services and operations in Johor. The airline would deploy a second aircraft to Johor to serve the new routes and added frequencies, she added.

Source: Bernama

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