KUALA LUMPUR, April 1 2019 : AirAsia is offering promotional all-in-fares from RM99 to Quanzhou in Fujian, China, in conjunction with the launch of the new daily direct route from Kuala Lumpur commencing on May 1.
In a statement today, the low-cost carrier said that the promotion is only for AirAsia member fares for one-way travel inclusive of taxes.
AirAsia Malaysia chief executive officer Riad Asmat said the Kuala Lumpur-Quanzhou service further grows its footprint of unique destinations in China and provides greater accessibility to Malaysian and Chinese travellers.
“AirAsia has been championing connectivity to China’s secondary cities such as Guilin, Shantou and Nanning. As we continue to expand in China, we look forward to exploring opportunities to connect our other secondary hubs in Malaysia to China as well,” he said.
Once one of the world’s biggest ports and the starting point of the Maritime Silk Road, Quanzhou was known to Arab traders as Zaiton and was praised by Marco Polo as the “one of the two greatest havens in the world for commerce.”
Thanks to its status as a major trading port for more than three centuries, Quanzhou remains a melting pot of diverse cultures and religions, and boasts many Buddhist and Hindu temples, mosques and churches, as well as museums celebrating its proud maritime heritage.
Booking can be made at airasia.com or via the AirAsia mobile app from now until April 14, 2019, for travel from May 1 to Oct 26, 2019.
Meanwhile, Thai AirAsia will be flying from Phuket to Phnom Penh, Cambodia, from June 1, marking the airline’s ninth international route out of the island.
Chief executive officer, Santisuk Klongchaiya said the four-times weekly direct flight was part of the airline’s establishment of a network across Asia and the steadily growing Cambodia, Laos, Myanmar and Vietnam (CLMV) market — a major source of tourism for Thailand.
He said Thai AirAsia plans to build a strong network of destinations, providing ever greater convenience for travellers, who no longer need to stopover in Bangkok.
“Phuket is a very important strategic flight base for AirAsia that has grown steadily along with the addition of direct flights to CLMV cities such as Siem Reap.
“Due to the positive response we received from international travellers, we decided to add the Phuket-Phnom Penh route and it should serve tourists and the business community of both countries well,” he said in a statement today.
Thai AirAsia currently operates eight international routes out of Phuket, with flights to Wuhan, Kunming, Hong Kong ( China) Macau (Taiwan), Siem Reap (Cambodia), Singapore, Kuala Lumpur and Penang.
The airline will fly to Phnom Penh every Monday, Tuesday, Friday and Saturday, and as part of its promotion for the route, the airline is offering promotional fares starting from only THB 990 one way.
The flights are open for bookings from April 1-14, 2019 for travels between June 1- Oct 26, 2019. – Bernama