Friday, October 26, 2012

AirAsia begins inaugural flights to Lombok and Kunming from Kuala Lumpur

AirAsia, Asia's largest low-fare, no-frills airline, has launched flights between Kuala Lumpur in Malaysia and Lombok Island of Indonesia which will be available 3 times weekly on Wednesdays, Fridays and Sundays. Lombok, an island right next to Bali and known as "an unspoiled Bali" is a tourism destination whose popularity is gradually increasing among holiday goers. Currently, daily flights from Kuala Lumpur to Lombok have a technical stop in Surabaya in East Java.

This month, AirAsia also announced that it is launching direct flights between Kuala Lumpur in Malaysia and Kunming in China starting from December 10th 2012. These four times a week flights, available on Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday, will be AirAsia’s 24th route to China. Kunming is the capital and largest and is political, economic, communications and cultural centre of city of Yunnan Province in Southwest China.

“The addition of the Kuala Lumpur – Kunming route enables us to further strengthen our route network into China as we now have a total of 24 routes from Kuala Lumpur, Penang, Kota Kinabalu, Bangkok, Phuket, Chiang Mai and Clark operating flights into 13 cities in China, including Kunming. According to the Centre for Asia Pacific Aviation (CAPA), AirAsia is the largest foreign airline by capacity into China at the moment, and we will continue to work hard to maintain this.” Said Aireen Omar, Chief Executive Officer of AirAsia.

AirAsia Cabin Crew
AirAsia Cabin Crew
To celebrate the launch of these flights, AirAsia offers promotional all-in-fares: KL - Lombok from RM 149, with the booking period from now until 21 October 2012, for travel between 3 January and 31 March 2013 and for KL - Kunming from RM 88 one way for travel between 10 December 2012 and 30 September 2013.

The airlines is also launching extra flights from Kota Kinabalu to Hong Kong and Taipei, throughout the peak holiday season from 25 December 2012 until 30 March 2013.

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