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13 Aug, 2017

AirAsia celebrates inaugural flight from Shenzhen to Langkawi

LANGKAWI, Aug 10 (Bernama) — Low-cost airline AirAsia today welcomed its inaugural flight from Shenzhen to Langkawi with 89 percent load factor.

The flight AK 1713 was greeted by a water canon salute upon arrival into Langkawi International Airport and was also received by Dato’ Haji Azizan Noordin, Chief Executive Officer, Langkawi Development Authority (LADA).

The new route with three times weekly direct flights marks AirAsia’s third international route from Langkawi besides Singapore and Guangzhou, and seventh route from Langkawi besides Kuala Lumpur, Penang, Johor Bahru, Kuching, Singapore, and Guangzhou.

Aireen Omar, CEO, AirAsia Berhad said, “We are pleased to welcome the inaugural flight from Shenzhen to Langkawi this morning. We have flown over 1 million guests into Langkawi this year, and we anticipate the number of inbound guests will continue to grow even further with this new route. We are also working closely with Langkawi Development Authority (LADA) to establish Langkawi as an international hub and promote the beautiful island as a top holiday destination for China visitors.”

To celebrate the momentous event, AirAsia is offering promotional all-in-fares from RM200* one way from Langkawi to Shenzhen for travel between now and 8 February 2018. To enjoy the special fare, book from now to 13 August 2017 on airasia.com and AirAsia’s mobile app for iPhone and Android devices.

Just across the mainland Chinese border from Hong Kong, Shenzhen is a modern city with vibrant economy and sprawling landscapes. The spectacular city is filled with theme parks and attractions such as Overseas Chinese Town; Dafen Oil Painting Village; and more, along with lots of street shopping and local cuisines such as Shajing town oyster; Gongming roasted goose; and others.

AirAsia also connects Langkawi to 15 countries such as Vietnam, South Korea, Taiwan, and others via its Fly-Thru product.

For latest AirAsia news, activities and promotions, please follow AirAsia on Twitter (twitter.com/AirAsia) and Facebook (facebook.com/AirAsia).

 *Promotional all-in-fares quoted are for one-way travel only inclusive of taxes and fees. Terms and conditions apply.

Flight Schedule for Langkawi, Malaysia (LGK) – Shenzhen, China (SZX):

Route Flight No STD ETA Flight Frequency
Langkawi – Shenzhen AK 1712 2210hrs 0220hrs Mon, Wed, Fri
Shenzhen – Langkawi AK 1713 0325hrs 0715hrs Tue, Thu, Sat