AirAsia is to increase its flights between Kuala
Lumpur and Hong Kong. The low cost airline, which currently offers
2 daily direct flights to Hong Kong from Kuala Lumpur, will add an
extra daily service to meet demand. The 3rd daily flight will
commence on 21st January 2010.
To celebrate the additional flights, AirAsia is
offering all-in-fares on the route from as low as RM129 (HK$398). This promotional fare is bookable between 3
and 7 December 2009 for travel between 21 January and 30 October
2010. Seats are limited, available on a first-come, first-served
basis and terms and conditions apply.
connection to Hong Kong was from its Kuala Lumpur hub. Following
the launch last year, AirAsia continued to boost its
international connectivity to Hong Kong by launching more new
destinations from its hubs which include Penang (4 flights weekly)
as well as the Thai cities of Bangkok (2 flights daily) and Phuket
(1 flight daily). These bring AirAsia’s total number of weekly
flights to and from Hong Kong to 46.
Kathleen Tan, Regional Head of Commercial, AirAsia Group said,
“The response has been extremely good for this route and we are
running at an average of 75% load factor on the Kuala
Lumpur- Hong Kong flights since its launch on 15th May 2008. The
demand for the existing routes made it very clear for the need to
introduce additional flights. Shortly after the first launch, we
added the 2nd daily flight in August 2008 and subsequently the 3rd
daily frequency in the first quarter of 2010. The mounting of
frequency is a testament to AirAsia’s commitment of making travel
accessible and affordable to all. It will also provide both
business and leisure travelers with more flexibility and greater
choice to connect onto AirAsia and AirAsia X’s extensive route
network across ASEAN countries.”
“Hong Kong has always been
a popular destination due to its significance as a global economic
powerhouse. Many Malaysians are also starting to venture into the
region to look for business prospects. Furthermore, Hong Kong is
also famed for shopping and cultural haven for leisure tourists.
In fact, with the Hong Kong International Airport’s exclusive
infrastructure, serving as an international hub feeding on traffic
to international destinations has allowed us to expand and tap new
markets, and extending our notoriously low fares to passengers
throughout the region,” she added.
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