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AirAsia to launch Kuching - Singapore and Kota Kinabalu - Singapore Flights; 5,000 Free Seats

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AirAsia is to launch two new flights from East Malaysia; Kuching to Singapore and Kota Kinabalu to Singapore. To celebrate the opening of these new routes the airline is giving away 5,000 free seats. The daily flight from Kuching and Kota Kinabalu to Singapore, opens for sale from 9 – 19 October 2008 for the travel period from 1 November 2008 – 31 July 2009.

The two new routes will help draw more inbound international tourist traffic arriving from Singapore into Sabah and Sarawak alongside from Kuala Lumpur through AirAsia X’s long haul network bringing in Australians and Chinese tourists, who are often interested to explore surrounding cities in the region.

Kota Kinabalu is AirAsia’s second and biggest hub after Kuala Lumpur which serves ten domestic routes that include Penang, Johor Bahru, Kuala Lumpur, Kuching, Sibu, Bintulu, Miri, Labuan, Tawau, Sandakan and two international flights to Shenzhen and Clark. Currently, Kuching serves six domestic routes to Penang, Kuala Lumpur, Kota Kinabalu, Miri, Bintulu and Sibu.

Kathleen Tan, Regional Head of Commercial AirAsia, said, “We are thrilled that our low fares have played such a vital role in increasing traffic, promoting tourism, boosting trade and stimulating the growth of the traveling market particularly in East Malaysia. Singaporeans can now benefit from our low fares and visit our lush tropical rain forests, enjoy the panoramic view and entice them to visit the states which are well known for their rich ecotourism activities. Not only we have supported the need for more air connectivity in East Malaysia, but we have also introduced more international flights which will showcase Sabah and Sarawak’s position premier ecotourism destinations led by our aggressive expansion plans towards becoming an ASEAN airline.”

Kuching is well known for its beautiful landscaped parks and gardens, classic colonial buildings, and colourful markets. These include the Kuching Waterfront, Sarawak Cultural Village, the oldest temple in the city - Tua Pek Kong Temple and Fort Margherita to name a few. A visit to Kota Kinabalu – ‘Land Beneath the Wind’ will captivate tourists with its tourist spots which include the Orang Utan Sanctuary and for those who are more adventurous can even climb Borneo’s tallest mountain, Mount Kinabalu.

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