Thursday, August 10, 2017

AirAsia’s Kuching-Langkawi route officially launched

KUCHING: AirAsia, the world’s best low-cost airline, yesterday launched its inaugural flight from Kuching to Langkawi which will operate four times weekly on Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday.

The launching ceremony at Kuching International Airport (KIA), using flight AK5093, was ‘sent off’ by Minister of Tourism, Arts, Culture, Youth and Sports Datuk Abdul Karim Rahman Hamzah, Sarawak Tourism Board (STB) chairman Datuk Abdul Wahab Aziz and AirAsia Head of Commercial Spencer Lee.

Celebratory all-in-fares from RM100 one way are available for booking online at from now until Aug 13 for travel period between now and Feb 8 next year.

With the inaugural flight, AirAsia now flies to 11 destinations from Kuching with more than 220 weekly one-way flights.

The other destinations are Miri, Sibu, Bintulu, Kota Kinabalu, Johor Bahru, Kota Bahru, Penang, Kuala Lumpur, Singapore and Pontianak.

“We (AirAsia) are committed to continue growing this hub as Sarawak has a lot to offer beyond a tourism destination.

“Last year, we have flown about 3.2 million guests in and out of Kuching hub and we believe that the introduction of the two new routes to and from Kuching, namely Pontianak recently and Langkawi today (yesterday), echoes our commitment in Sarawak,” Lee said.