Wednesday, December 06, 2017

AirAsia adds more flights to Kuching

AirAsia is all set to inaugurate a daily flight from Kuching to Shenzhen, China, over the Christmas holiday.

Special fares are on offer for the flight that starts 26 December, or “Boxing Day”, an official holiday following Christmas celebrations..

The new route marks the third international route from Kuching and the third new route launched from Kuching International Airport, this year, after Pontianak and Langkawi.

AirAsia continues to expand its east Malaysia hub as Kuching popularity increases with regional tourists.

Sarawak is ranked among the most popular investment destinations in Malaysia for Chinese companies  with the largest investment in steel and renewable energy coming from China, AirAsia noted when it announced the route.

The airline plans to make Kuching a regional hub, to support the tourism and business sectors and improve direct flight connectivity to Kuching Sarawak.

Direct flights are the preferred option for regional tourists who take short holiday breaks.

Legacy airlines prefer to shunt passengers through their main hubs forcing them to take two flights to reach a holiday destination that subject passengers to longer travel times and higher costs.

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