Thursday, February 16, 2006

AirAsia flies Airbus to Kuching, Sarawak

KUCHING: AirAsia has launched its Airbus service on the Kuala Lumpur-Kuching route.

The airline flew in a group of journalists and other guests to mark the Red Devils Airbus A320's maiden flight yesterday.

State Assistant Minister for Tourism Hamden Ahmad led a traditional welcome.

Since flying to Sarawak in 2001, AirAsia has flown over three million passengers to the state.

“The airline currently operates 115 weekly flights from KLIA and Senai International Airport in Johor to Kuching, Miri, Sibu and Bintulu,” AirAsia said in a statement.

AirAsia Bhd chairman Datuk Pahamin Rajab said the airline would take delivery of one airbus a month over the next six months.

Courtesy of New Straits Times

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