AirAsia X to Launch Kuala Lumpur - Chongqing Flights

Travel News Asia Videos Podcasts Latest Travel News Asia Tuesday, 5 August 2014

AirAsia X is to launch direct flights between Kuala Lumpur and Chongqing, the airlines 6th destination to China after Hangzhou, Chengdu, Beijing, Shanghai & XiAn.

AirAsia X will commence 4 weekly flights into Jiangbei International Airport, Chongqing beginning 13 February 2015.

To celebrate, AirAsia X will be offering promotional all-in-fares from as low as MYR199 (CNY488) in Economy Class, and MYR799 (CNY1,888) in its Business Class to Chongqing one way.

Bookings are available online between 5 August 2014 and 10 August 2014 for travel between 13 February 2015 and 31 July 2015.

Dato Bernard Francis, Commercial Director of AirAsia X said, The addition of the Kuala Lumpur Chongqing route enables us to further strengthen our route network into China. AirAsia X is very positive about our growth in China, and the addition of this new route will further fortify the point. We carried a total of 2.7 million passengers to date into/from China from Kuala Lumpur with an average passenger load of 82%. With Chongqing added on our network, we expect to see our total revenue increase to over 17% with more than 1 million guests flying into/from our China routes from Kuala Lumpur this year.

As the largest municipality located in Southwest China, Chongqing has it all. Enjoy breathtaking scenic with Yangtze River Cruise or visit the filming location of blockbuster movie, Transformer 4 at Wulong Karst Geology Park. Chongqing is also known as the hot pot city and your visit should include trying the spicy hot pot dishes. It has a history over 1000 years and until now, is still the most popular dish for social or family gathering. Shopping in Chongqing is spectacular with so many shopping places such as Jiafangbei, fabric market and night markets, offering reasonable prices with a bargain, added Dato Bernard.

Chongqing attracts visitors from home and abroad for its cultural heritage and other tourist attractions. The city is the starting point for the Yangtze River Cruise, which explores the stunning scenery of the Three Gorges. Other attractions include the Dazu Rock Carvings, valuable works of art carved during the Ninth Century, Gold Buddhist Mountain, a rich repository of diverse animals and plants; and Fishing Town, one of three ancient battlefields in China. Ancient Ci Qi Kou village lures tourists to linger in its streets to buy handicraft souvenirs.

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