AirAsia Opens New Routes, AirAsia X Offers New Promo Fares

27th Jan 2016

AirAsia, the largest low-cost carrier in Asia, has announced this weekend that it will add three new routes to its flying schedule. The Malaysian airline will operate the new routes from three different airports.

The routes include Wuhan in China, which will be a brand new destination for AirAsia passengers to fly to, while it will also serve Ho Chi Minh City in Vietnam and Guangzhou in China from three different airports on its network.

With the addition of Wuhan, AirAsia now takes its passengers to nine destinations in China alone, including Guangzhou, Chongqing, Gulin, Kunming, Shenzhen, Changsha, Hangzhou and Nanning. It is also its 75th destination in total.

AirAsia started flying to Wuhan from Kota Kinabalu on 22nd January, from Langkawi to Guangzhou on 24th Jan. and from Penang to Ho Chi Minh City a day later.

AirAsia X Launches New Promos

AirAsia’s subsidiary AirAsia X launched today new promo fares, which will go for RM299 one-way.

Bookings are available from now until 7th February and are for the travel period between 3rd May and 24th November, 2016.

Promotional fares will start from RM299 one-way for flights from KL to Perth and Xi’an, China. Flight to Shanghai will cost the passengers RM329, to Busan RM369, New Delhi is RM399, Sydney RM499 and finally travelers can get to Auckland for RM599. These are all one-way fares.

Customers can also purchase all-in fares for Kota Baru, Johor Baru, Penang or Langkawi in Malaysia for just RM29 one-way, as well as to Kota Kinabalu and Kuching for RM109, also one-way.

The long-haul carrier said the following in a statement regarding these promotional fares its passengers can now grab:

Guests are also able to experience the Fly-Thru service from destinations such as Penang to Gold Coast via Kuala Lumpur, where their baggage will be checked-through to the final destination, giving them a seamless travel experience. Fly-Thru promotional fares are from RM569 one-way.

Tony Fernandes to Deal in Company Shares

Meanwhile, AirAsia Group CEO Tony Fernandes plans to deal in AirAsia’s shares during the closed period before the release of the company’s results for the 4th quarter of 2015.

Fernandes currently owns 19.05 per cent AirAsia (530.14 million shares), including 18.99 per cent indirect interest and 0.06 per cent direct shares.

His 18.99 per cent indirect shares are held via Tune Air Sdn Berhad, while his direct shares are held under CIMB Group Nominees Sdn Bhd.

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