AirAsia to launch 3rd Daily KL - HK Flight; Fares from HK$398

Travel News Asia Latest Travel News Podcasts Videos Thursday, 3 December 2009

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.

AirAsias first 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 AirAsias 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 AirAsias 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 Xs 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 Airports 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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