AirAsia is to launch direct daily flights
between Kota Kinabalu in East Malaysia and Hong Kong on 1 June
To celebrate the new route, AirAsia is offering all-in-fares
for Kota Kinabalu to Hong Kong from as low as RM139 (HK$299) one
way. Booking is available from today until 18 April 2010, for
travel between 1 June 2010 and 13 February 2011.
AirAsia launched its first route connecting Hong
Kong from Kuala Lumpur in 2008 with only one flight per day. Due to
the overwhelming demand from travellers to and from Hong Kong, the
airline increased its frequency on this route to three flights
daily within the span of two years. Following its successful
launch, AirAsia continued to boost its international connectivity
to Hong Kong by launching more new destinations from its hubs
regionally which include Bangkok (two flights daily), Phuket (one
flight daily), Penang (four flights weekly) and the latest
addition - Kota Kinabalu (one flight daily). This
brings AirAsia’s total number of weekly flights to Hong Kong from
the hubs to 53.
Ms Kathleen Tan, Regional Head of
Commercial AirAsia group said, “With the presence of growing
Chinese ethnic population in Kota Kinabalu who are willing to
spend more on leisure and a growing interest in East Malaysia to
explore metropolitan cities like Hong Kong, we believe that this
is a strategic move to create interest and stimulate tourism
demand for both cities. Kota Kinabalu famed for its natural
wonders and its scenic beauty is equally captivating to Hongkies.
This would also further boost intra domestic travel to Miri, Tawau,
Sandakan, Penang, Kuching, Johor, and Kuala Lumpur from the hub.
In fact, we have studied the growing travel interests from both
ends and it’s a perfect fit with AirAsia as the integral
The new route will be serviced with an Airbus
A320 aircraft with a 180 passenger capacity.
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