AirAsia has confirmed it is to launch flights
between the Malaysian Island Penang and the vibrant city of Hong
Kong in China.
This new service, which is scheduled to commence
on 31st July 2009, is AirAsia’s 6th international service from
Penang after Singapore, Bangkok, Medan, Jakarta, Macau and its 3rd
international service from Hong Kong after Kuala Lumpur and
AirAsia is establishing Penang as its 8th hub after Kuala
Lumpur, Johor Bahru, Kota Kinabalu, Bandung, Bali, Jakarta,
Bangkok and a ‘virtual hub’ in Singapore.
To celebrate the new sector between
Penang and Hong
Kong AirAsia is offering an all-in-fare of RM99 to Hong Kong. This
promotional one way fare is available for booking
between 7 and 12 July 2009
for travel between 31 July 2009 and 30th April 2010.
Kathleen Tan, Regional Head of Commercial AirAsia, said,
“We are very proud to establish Penang
as a hub and position the city as an affordable travel option.
With the inscription of George Town as UNESCO's World Heritage
Site, the city will draw more attention to its endless
attractions, heritage sites, fast-growing industrial and trading
centre thus its air connectivity has to be expanded to cater to
the ever increasing traffic demands from the inbound and outbound
travelers. Moving forward, we are hoping to introduce new sectors
to Shenzhen and Guangzhou from Penang in the future.”
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