SEPANG: AirAsia will further its expansion into China with the announcement of an exclusive direct service between Kuala Lumpur and Tianjin, connecting the coastal city in China of more than 15 million people with Southeast Asia and beyond from December 2, 2018.
AirAsia’s long haul affiliate, AirAsia X, will not only provide the only direct services between the two popular tourist and leisure cities, but will stimulate regional demand through great value airfares, enabling more people to travel.
BIG members promotional all-in fares between Kuala Lumpur and Tianjin will be available for sale on airasia.com and mobile application from October 11, 2018 to October 21, 2018 for the travel period December 2, 2018 to March 28, 2019 with fares on sale from RM288 onwards one way including tax for Standard Seats or from RM799 one way including tax for its award-winning Premium Flatbed.
AirAsia will also beef up its direct route between Kuala Lumpur and Changsha, doubling the current number of seats on the popular route in response to popular demand, by operating its fleet of larger wide-body Airbus A330 aircraft commencing October 29, 2018.
AirAsia X Malaysia chief executive officer Benyamin Ismail said, “The announcements of the new and exclusive route between Kuala Lumpur and Tianjin and the capacity increase to Changsha with our larger wide body aircraft will contribute year-round capacity of over 300,000 additional visitor seats in total to China, significantly boosting tourism, trade and economic growth while paving the way towards China’s Year of Tourism and Culture 2020, envisioned by the leaders of both nations.”
“Together with our existing routes into China, this announcement means we are further strengthening our foothold in Northern China and increasing our overall capacity to China – one of our fastest growing markets.
“We will continue to look for expansion opportunities that not only maintain AirAsia Group’s dominance as the largest foreign carrier to China by capacity, but also enable us to remain committed in our quest to making air travel affordable for everyone, ” added Benyamin.
Source: Borneo Post Online