AirAsia to Begin Shenzhen-Langkawi Service in July

24th Mar 2017

Starting from 16th July this year, Malaysian budget airline AirAsia will introduce a new service between Malaysia and China, complementing its Singapore and Guangzhou services from the island.

At the moment, AirAsia operates a total of 106 flights per week between Langkawi and Singapore and Guangzhou. In addition to these two international destinations, the Malaysian carrier also serves three domestic routes to Kuala Lumpur, Penang and Johor Bahru from Langkawi.

The new service will operate from Shenzhen to Langkawi and will go three times per week. Bookings for the new route are not yet available, but they should be soon, according to the airline.

AirAsia X Begins Daily Kuala Lumpur-Wuhan Service

Meanwhile, as we wait for the Langkawi-Shenzhen service to commence in a few months, AirAsia X has already started a new daily service to China of its own. As of this week (Wednesday, 22nd March, 2017), the low-cost, long-haul subsidiary of AirAsia is offering its customers daily flights between Kuala Lumpur and Wuhan.

Wuhan is now the seventh destination in China that AirAsia X will serve. It all started in February 2008, with Hangzhou, continued with Chengdu in October, 2009, Beijing in June, 2012. Next came Shanghai is February, 2013, Xi’an in July, 2014 and then last year in September Chongqing.

Speaking about the new route, AirAsia X Chief Executive Officer Benyamin Ismail said:

We are happy to connect Wuhan directly to Kuala Lumpur after Kota Kinabalu, Bangkok and Phuket operated by our short-haul affiliate AirAsia Berhad and AirAsia Thailand. China is a key market for the AirAsia and AirAsia X Group and this new connectivity option will further strengthen our presence in China.

AirAsia X CEO continued:

Travellers can enjoy many interesting attractions in Wuhan such as historical sites and natural sites with picturesque scenery. Benefiting from its strategic position in Central China, Wuhan naturally became a hub for the efficient distribution of products for many industries. We are confident that Wuhan will not only attract leisure travellers to fly with us but also business travellers who want to take advantage of Wuhan’s substantial economic growth.

To celebrate direct flights to Wuhan, AirAsia X is offering 8,888 promotional seats. They are available until 30 June, 2017 via main AirAsia website, mobile website, Android and iPhone devices and mobile app.

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