May 25, 2015

AirAsia announces 4th route into Taiwan with launch of Kuala Lumpur - Kaohsiung 3x weekly direct flights

Promotional all-in-fares available from RM88 one way at airasia.com from 20th May until 27th May 2015

SEPANG, 20 May 2015 – The AirAsia Group announced its fourth route into Taiwan today with the launch of the brand new route between Kuala Lumpur – Kaohsiung, Taiwan with 3x weekly direct flights and set to commence on 16th July onwards; making AirAsia to be the only airline to serve this unique direct route.

The airline group currently connects Kuala Lumpur, Kota Kinabalu and Bali to the city of Taipei via AirAsia X Berhad (flight code D7), AirAsia Berhad (flight code AK) and Indonesia AirAsia X (flight code XT).

This brand new route will be operated by AirAsia Berhad with the flight code AK, and the aircraft type will be Airbus A320 with a capacity of 180 guests.

Introductory promotional all-in-fares from as low as RM88 one way are available to celebrate the announcement of this brand new route. The fares can be booked online at www.airasia.com from 20th – 27th May 2015. The travel period for this promotional fares will be from 16th July 2015 until 31st May 2016. Apart from the website, guests can also book this new route via AirAsia’s mobile app on iPhone, Android devices as well as the mobile site mobile.airasia.com.

Spencer Lee, AirAsia Berhad’s Head of Commercial commented, “The beauty of the AirAsia Group’s network is exactly this – we are able to connect the dots from the various hubs that we have throughout the region and offer unbeatable connectivity to all of our guests. We’ve seen strong demand for travel between Malaysia and Taiwan, and having this new direct route into Kaohsiung will ease travelling plans for the communities of Southern Taiwan to connect to Kuala Lumpur and beyond.

” We would like to thank the Tourism Bureau of Kaohsiung and Kaohsiung International Airport for their support and assistance in setting up this exciting new route. This second entry point into Taiwan provides opportunities for our guests to be creative with their travel plans. They can now easily plan to fly into Taipei, explore Taiwan from the North to South, and head back to KL from Kaohsiung or vice versa. We hope that this brand new route will excite the market and we look forward to work with the tourism bodies to further promote both cities in Taiwan,” added Spencer.

Kaohsiung has much to offer visitors, with adventure activities at the Yushan National Park; offering beautiful scenery with landscape landscape consisting of thick forests, deep valleys, high cliffs and rocky peaks. The highest peak in the park, aptly named Yushan is 3952 metres high, and is also the highest mountain in Northeast Asia.

For those who love the beach, Kenting Beach offers some of the most beautiful and exotic spots to swim, lounge by the beach, snorkel or even go for dive trips. The Kenting area is home to 60% of coral species found worldwide, and scuba divers will find this place a must-visit and flying into Kaohsiung is the easiest way to get there.

Modern art fans will also find Kaohsiung a must-visit destination with the Pier-2 Art Center; which originated from an abandoned warehouse site built in 1973. It is now an established art center with many renowned exhibitions being held throughout the year.

Shopaholics will find many bargain deals at one of the large-scale shopping centres in Kaohsiung – the Dream Mall; as well as the Liouhe Night Market where one can also find the many delectable Taiwanese street food, as well as fresh seafood.

Keep updated with AirAsia’s latest promotions and activities via Twitter (twitter.com/AirAsia) and Facebook (facebook.com/AirAsia).

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Flight Schedule for Kuala Lumpur (KUL) – Kaohsiung (KHH):

Route Flight No Depart Arrive Frequency
KUL – KHH AK170 0830 1300 Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday
KHH – KUL AK171 1330 1750 Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday

About the AirAsia Group

AirAsia, the leading and largest low-cost carrier in Asia, services the most extensive network with over 90 destinations. Within 13 years of operations, AirAsia has carried over 250 million guests and grown its fleet from just two aircraft to over 180. The airline is proud to be a truly Asean (Association of Southeast Asian Nations) airline with established operations based in Malaysia, Indonesia, Thailand, Philippines and India, servicing a network stretching across all Asean countries and beyond. AirAsia was named the World’s Best Low Cost Airline in the annual World Airline Survey by Skytrax for six consecutive years from 2009 – 2014. AirAsia is the first airline globally to collaborate with INTERPOL to implement the I-Checkit system to screen the passports of all its prospective passengers against information contained in the world police body’s Stolen and Lost Travel Documents (SLTD) database.

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