AirAsia rolls out 4 new routes to improve connectivity


AIRASIA Malaysia unveils four new routes in an effort to connect between cities in the east and west of Malaysia.

One of the new routes has been opened while three others will be inaugurated later this month.

Kuching-Langkawi has been officiated on Jan 5 and is only available on Wednesday and Sunday with an all-in one-way ticket price starting from RM99.

On the other hand, Johor Baru-Bintulu will take off its first journey on Jan 28, available only on Friday with a price starting from RM139.

Penang-Sibu will be opened on Jan 27 and available for Thursday and Saturday with starting price of RM139. Kota Kinabalu-Kuala Terengganu will inaugurate on Jan 30 and only available for Sunday flights with a starting price RM159.

To celebrate the inauguration of the new routes, value flights+hotel deals from RM239 through the Snap icon on the Super App are up for grab, available from now until Jan 16, with a travelling period from Jan 25 to June 30, 2022.

If the guests choose to book a hotel separately, there is also a promo available through the Hotels icon. To get the deals, just key in the AAHOTEL10 promo code and enjoy 10% off purchase.

AirAsia Malaysia CEO Riad Asmat (picture) said AirAsia is fully ready to offer guests more routes connecting major cities as a way for the group to strengthen its footprint in Malaysia.

“We look forward to continuing our work to explore even more new routes across Malaysian airports from other parts of our Asean network,” he said in a statement yesterday.

“From an operational standpoint, we have prepared extensively to ensure all our guests are able to travel safely and seamlessly without worry. AirAsia guests are always assured of the stringent health and safety protocols enforced on all of our flights with our highly trained and fully vaccinated crew continuing to deliver the world’s best service during the pandemic,” he added.

AirAsia has utilised the past 20 months to improve and revamp its flight procedure and processes. For that, safety measures have been taken with the highest interest of safety and wellbeing of all guests and employees.

Only fully vaccinated employees will operate flights and be on-duty at airport terminals and likewise, only fully vaccinated guests are allowed onboard.

Guests are also required to check-in via the FACES facial recognition boarding system in the Super App which is their digital and contactless boarding system.

Other than that, AirAsia also ensured that all its aircraft are properly maintained according to procedures set by the manufacturer.

AirAsia has set up its in-house maintenance, repair and operations unit called the Asia Digital Engineering which service is also available for other airlines.

Besides that, all pilots and cabin crew are regularly trained for mandatory refresher courses and ongoing retraining.