has launched direct daily flights between Kuala Lumpur and Makassar (formerly known as Ujung Pandang)
the provincial capital of South Sulawesi, Indonesia and the largest city on Sulawesi Island.
Makassar is the 14th Indonesian destination which AirAsia flies to and it is the first
international airline to service the route.
The Makassar – Kuala Lumpur route is expected to provide AirAsia greater access to a whole new traffic from Manado, Ambon, Maluku and
other neighboring islands as Makassar is the hub in that region to other destinations in Indonesia.
Makassar has been the gateway to eastern Indonesia and to the famous Toraja land, deep in the fertile plateaus of Sulawesi, or also known
as Celebes. The unique Torajan culture, including their animistic burial rites, makes this region one of the most fascinating wonders in
Indonesia. This bustling commercial, shipping, and government center constitutes a major air crossroads between western and eastern
Indonesia. There are many attractions in Makassar among other are the "Rotterdam" Castle, a Dutch fortress, the old wooden palace which
is known as the "Balla Lompoa" the waterfall of "Bantimurung".
To celebrate the opening of this route, AirAsia
is giving 15,000 free seats to its guests for the booking period from 25-29 June 2008 for
the travel period from 25 July 2008 -30 April 2009.
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