Budget carrier AirAsia will increase the frequency of its Kuala Lumpur-Hongkong service to thrice daily flights starting January 21, 2010.
“The response has been extremely good for this route, and we are running at an average of 75 percent load factor on this route since it launched in May 2008,” said Kathleen Tan, regional head of commercial at AirAsia Group. “Hongkong has always been a popular destination due to its significance as a global economic powerhouse. Many Malaysians are also starting to venture into the region to look for business prospects.”
The additional daily service will give travellers from Kuala Lumpur an earlier afternoon flight to the territory. Flight AK658 will depart at 1310 with arrival in Hongkong at 1705. Flight AK659 will make its return trip at 1735, landing at the Malaysian capital at 21:30. This return flight will give AirAsia’s Kuala Lumpur-bound passengers an option for an afternoon departure that is not currently available.
To mark the addition of the new daily flight, AirAsia offers a promotional one-way fare from MYR129 (US$39) from Kuala Lumpur to Hongkong. Booking is exclusively online from now until December 7, 2009. Tickets have a 10-month validity date between January 21, 2010 and October 30, 2010.
Besides Kuala Lumpur, AirAsia also connects Hongkong to other Asian destinations such as Penang (four flights weekly), Bangkok (two flights daily) and Phuket (one flight daily). The low-cost carrier now has 46 weekly flights to and from the territory.
For more details about the airline, go to www.airasia.com
Gigi Onag and Liu Hongzuo