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AirAsia leads China market with additional three new routes on its extensive network

In celebration of the new routes launch, scores of seats are on sale now with 20% off all seats and all flights across 130 destinations.

SEPANG – AirAsia announces the addition of three new routes from Kuala Lumpur to the southern regions of China, further cementing its position as the largest foreign carrier serving the most populous country in the world.

New services to Quanzhou and Guilin operated by AirAsia Malaysia (AK) and to Chengdu (Tianfu) operated by AirAsia X Malaysia (D7) are now added to the extensive network of 15 routes with over 129 flights weekly between China and Malaysia.

Flights to/from Quanzhou will recommence twice weekly and start operating on 18 June 2023. Flights to/from Guilin will restart thrice weekly on 18 July 2023 and flights to/from Chengdu (Tianfu) will start twice weekly on 1 July 2023 and increase to thrice weekly from 4 July 2023.

Recently, AirAsia Malaysia (AK) also resumed daily services from Kota Kinabalu to Wuhan, further strengthening its position as the Malaysian carrier with the most connections and capacity in China.

AirAsia Malaysia CEO, Riad Asmat said: “Following the recent opening of China to the world and strong pent up demand, our rapid expansion into China continues and we are proud to connect millions of guests not only to major destinations but also to underserved second-tier cities and launch unique routes such as Quanzhou and Guilin. China remains a key market for our future growth and we will continue to review a number of other potential Chinese routes that we hope to be in a position to announce soon.”

AirAsia X Malaysia CEO, Benyamin Ismail said: “China has always historically been one of our core destinations for medium haul air travel and our newest route to Chengdu (Tianfu) serves as the foundation for more AirAsia X flights to China in the near future, which will significantly boost our North Asia network. As China is rapidly bouncing back, we expect to launch even more flights to/from the country as well as increasing frequency on the most popular and profitable routes within our network in the short to medium term.”

In celebration of the new routes launch, AirAsia is offering 20% off all seats on all flights* across its 130 destinations including all flights to/from China. Great deals are available for flights to/from Malaysia, China, Australia, Indochina, India, South Korea, Japan and more. The promotion is available for booking starting today until 21 May 2023 for the travel period between 1 June and 14 December 2023.

AirAsia Malaysia (AK) will be flying 11 routes to/from China with over 118 flights weekly from Kuala Lumpur to Guilin, Quanzhou, Guangzhou, Kunming, Shenzhen, Nanning, and Shantou; Kota Kinabalu to Guangzhou, Shenzhen, Wuhan; and Johor Bahru to Guangzhou.

AirAsia X Malaysia (D7) will be flying four routes to/from China with over 11 flights weekly from Kuala Lumpur to Chengdu (Tianfu), Beijing (Daxing), Shanghai, and Hangzhou.

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