AirAsia Introduces Kuala Lumpur-Shantou Route

18th Feb 2016

Malaysian low-cost carrier AirAsia has added a new direct flight to its schedule, which will take passengers from Kuala Lumpur to Shantou in China.

AirAsia is already offering promotional prices for KL-Shantou, starting at RM88. The one-way, all-in fares can be booked via AirAsia’s website, mobile website and mobile apps from today until 22nd February (next Monday). Tickets can be used between 25th March this year and 5th February, 2017.

The airline will use a 180-seat Airbus A320 for the route.

Head of commercial at AirAsia Bhd, Spencer Lee expressed his confidence in attracting more tourists from China over to Malaysia thanks to the new route. He also said that the recent decision the Malaysian government has made to be more lenient in its visa policies for Chinese tourists will also help the issue a lot.

Kuala Lumpur-Shantou will be serviced four times per week.

This is the 14th service from Malaysia to China that AirAsia is currently operating.

AirAsia D7206 Passengers Finally Arrive on the Gold Coast

It was a long 40 hours for the 300 passengers onboard the AirAsia flight D7206, but the plane that was supposed to take them from Kuala Lumpur to the Gold Coast has finally landed at its destination.

The plane took off normally on Monday at 9:40 and by its schedule should have landed after only a few hours at Cooangatta, but it took 40 hours for the passengers to get to the intended destination and a stop in Bali.

The reason for this delay was that one of the passengers fell seriously ill during the flight. The passenger in question had a recent surgery and was cleared by his doctor to fly. However, his yet fresh wounds reopened during the flight and he started bleeding, forcing the pilot to redirect the plane to the nearest airport, which was the one at Bali.

Rather than wait for the plane to take off again, many of the passengers decided to book an alternate flight to their intended destinations. However, some of them missed a connecting flight and were none too happy about the accommodations AirAsia has provided them, so they took to twitter to express their dissatisfaction.

One passenger wrote:

@askairasia When will you sort out #D7206. Been waiting on the plane and at Bali for 24 hours and no further advance. Sort it out!!!!!

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