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AirAsia Resumes Three Routes between Kuala Lumpur and Indonesia, Adds Penang-Bali Flights
AirAsia Malaysia has resumed flights from Kuala Lumpur to Banda Aceh, Padang and Pekanbaru in Indonesia. The carrier will also launch new service between Penang and Bali-Denpasar from October 20, 2022.
On Monday (October 3, 2022), AirAsia Malaysia announced that they have resumed service between Kuala Lumpur and Banda Aceh, Padang and Pekanbaru in Indonesia. In celebration of the first resumed flight (AK421) between Kuala Lumpur and Banda Aceh on Monday, the flight was met by company and government officials, with an exciting traditional performance. Additionally, the carrier will launch all-new service between Penang and Bali-Denpasar starting October 20, 2022. With the added services, AirAsia Malaysia will now offer a total of 66 weekly flights from Malaysia.
In Monday’s announcement, AirAsia Malaysia’s CEO, Riad Asmat, said,
“Indonesia is a core market for AirAsia and we are thrilled to be back, launching four new routes such as these with additional eight weekly flights, on top of six existing routes delivering a total of 66 flights weekly to Indonesia airports this month. We are also very thankful for the strong support from the Government of the Republic of Indonesia and the provincial governments of Aceh, West Sumatra and Riau for their assistance in the reopening of these routes and more.
“As an airline group with extensive connectivity in Asean and the Asia Pacific, together with our affiliate, Indonesia AirAsia, we are thrilled to continue playing our role in bringing foreign tourists directly to various popular and underserved cities in Indonesia and Malaysia.
“We are excited to reconnect these cities to Kuala Lumpur and Penang, bringing tourists from Malaysia, reconnecting families, and serving business travel. We are confident that these new services will be popular both ways, and will provide numerous spin off effects to the local communities through the multiplier effect of tourism spending as well as increasing employment opportunities.”
Dato' Abdul Aziz Bin Abu Bakar, Capital A Non-Executive Non Independent Director, handed over an aircraft miniature to the Governor's General Affairs Assistant, Dr. Iskandar AP at a VIP reception area of Sultan Iskandar Muda International Airport – Courtesy AirAsia
Flights from Kuala Lumpur to Banda Aceh, Padang, and Pekanbaru, as well as between Penang and Bali are now available for booking from RM189 inclusive via the airasia Super App, and all other distribution channels. AirAsia Malaysia now offers ten routes to Indonesia with service from Kuala Lumper to Jakarta, Bali, Medan, Makassar, Yogyakarta, Penang and Banda Aceh, as well as from Penang to Jakarta and Bali.