24 April 2009
KUALA LUMPUR-- AirAsia, the leading and largest low-cost carrier in Asia, has received good response for its latest route between Kuala Lumpur (KL) and Taipei with more than 20,000 seats snapped up in the first 12 hours.
Its regional head of commercial, Kathleen Tan, said it was the most successful route launched this year in terms of take-up within few hours of opening sale at 12am Friday.
"This is a clear signal of a strong and pent-up demand for the KL-Taipei route and a positive indication that regional markets in this part of the world are starving for low fares," she said in a statement.
Tan also said all the promotional fare seats of RM101 had been sold and feedback was received that some customers were facing problems while booking online due to congestion in the system.
"They will still be able to enjoy low fares from AirAsia," she said, adding that the new promotional low fare for the Kl-Taipei route was now starting from RM139.
Tan said the new route, being serviced by AirAsia's low-cost long-haul carrier affiliate AirAsia X, will begin on July 1 with five direct flights weekly.
AirAsia services an extensive network with 122 routes covering more than 65 destinations.