100 pct flight load to Langkawi signals strong rebound for domestic air travel
Langkawi AirAsia 1

KUALA LUMPUR: AirAsia’s inaugural service from Kuala Lumpur to Langkawi this morning under the travel bubble recorded a 100 per cent flight load, signifying a strong rebound for domestic air travel.

The low-cost carrier said the maiden flight — the first of nine scheduled daily flights from Kuala Lumpur — left Kuala Lumpur International Airport (klia2) at 9.50am utilising an Airbus A321neo aircraft.

“Aside from Kuala Lumpur (63 flights weekly), AirAsia also has flights to Langkawi departing from Penang (14 times weekly), Johor Bahru (seven times weekly), Ipoh (three times weekly) and Kota Bharu (three times weekly), making up a total of 90 weekly flights,” it said in a statement.

AirAsia Malaysia chief executive officer Riad Asmat said over 200,000 seats to Langkawi were sold in less than a week.

“To facilitate this movement, we have prepared extensively and implemented robust and comprehensive health and safety protocols to ensure all of our guests can travel safely, with our 100 per cent vaccinated crew and frontliners.

“After months of preparation, we are thrilled to get the country flying again and are ready to scale up our operations to meet overwhelming demand. We hope more travel bubbles will be established across the country soon in line with the accelerated vaccination roll-out, and eventually across the region when it is safe to do so,” he added.

AirAsia also launched its ride-hailing services in Langkawi today with a 100 per cent fully-vaccinated driver fleet. – Bernama

Photo: AirAsia

New Sarawak Tribune e-Paper

Related Post

Anwar: Budget 2023 to consider economic challenges
9 mins ago
Sarawak Matta Travel Fair on March 4-5
4 hours ago
AirAsia suspends Kuching-Penang direct flight
4 hours ago
Toshiba unveils intelligent power devices that minimise mounting areas
16 hours ago
Ringgit ends lower as US non-farm payrolls shocks Asian foreign exchange
16 hours ago
Nusantara to bring huge tourism potential to Indonesia, Malaysia
4 days ago
Carbon credit to be Vietnam’s revenue
5 days ago
Malaysia’s external trade to expand
5 days ago

Promoted Content

Latest News

Crewman feared drowned, two others injured in barge incident
4 mins ago
Anwar: Budget 2023 to consider economic challenges
9 mins ago
Turks rally to support quake victims
14 mins ago
NZ authorities recover cocaine worth RM1.35 bln from ocean
20 mins ago
Pilot PMQ session at First Meeting of Second Session of 15th Parliament
27 mins ago


Subscribe and get the latest news from NewSarawakTribune.com.my

New Sarawak Tribune is a Sarawakian news portal that highlights Sarawak-centric news and other stories of relevance to Sarawak.

Today, New Sarawak Tribune focuses on happenings in Sarawak’s cities, towns and small places no matter how remote these are and events of relevance in other states of Malaysia and other countries.