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AirAsia Launches Service Between Kota Bharu, Kelantan and Langkawi
The inaugural Flight, AK2689, arrived in Langkawi on Saturday with an 80 percent load factor. Next week, AirAsia is also launching three new routes including service to Kota Bharu from Penang and Johor Bahru and Ipoh to Langkawi.
On Saturday (December 19, 2020), AirAsia announced the launch of service between Kota Bharu, Kelantan and the holiday island of Langkawi. The inaugural flight, AK6289, arrived on time in Langkawi on Saturday with an 80 percent load factor and was greeted by a traditional water cannon salute. Additionally, next week the carrier will launch three new routes including service to Kota Bharu from Penang and Johor Bahru from December 22nd as well as Ipoh-Langkawi service starting December 23, 2020. In Saturday’s announcement, AirAsia’s Chief Commercial Officer, Amanda Woo, said,
“We would like to thank Langkawi Development Authority (LADA) on working with us to welcome guests from our inaugural flight from Kota Bharu today. The healthy flight load shows how popular Langkawi is as a holiday destination, and we look forward to welcoming everyone on board our other new routes soon.”
Also commenting on the new route, LADA’s CEO, Dr. Hezri Adnan, added,
“We appreciate AirAsia’s choice in making Langkawi a priority destination to fly in from the two cities in Peninsular Malaysia. Opening the connectivity between Langkawi and those new tourism markets makes this effort an excellent curtain raiser for 2021. The COVID-19 pandemic has been rough on everyone. It is now time to unwind in Langkawi, the number one island destination in Malaysia. On the retail side tourists can also enjoy the Langkawi Great Sale with its many offers. We hope everyone will adhere to the health SOPs to ensure a safe travel journey.”
All AirAsia bookings through December 31st for travel until March 31, 2021 are eligible for unlimited flight changes without fees. To celebrate the launch of the new domestic routes, the carrier is offering introductory one-way fares from RM21. AirAsia recently received seven stars for COVID-19 from airlineratings.com for their efforts in providing a seamless, hygienic and contactless flying experience.