15 May 2009
AirAsia will soon launch Colombo- Kuala Lumpur direct daily flights.
A representative of AirAsia, Spencer Lee told Daily News Business that the company is planning to commence operations in August and is in the process of finalizing the agreement with their local agent.
He said there is a growing demand for air travel between Colombo and Kuala Lumpur. Kuala Lumpur is a gateway for many destinations in the Asian region.
There will be a huge boost in tourism and business activities in both destination and Sri Lanka is a lucrative market. There will be business travellers and tourists travelling between these two destinations, he said.
We feel this is the right time to enter the Sri Lankan market. The company will have a new airbus for Sri Lanka`s operations. The company will appoint an officer to handle Sri Lanka`s operations, he said.
Our philosophy is `Now Everyone Can Fly` through offering low cost airfares which will make it more affordable for passengers, he said.
The low fare airline, AirAsia has been expanding rapidly since 2001, to become an award winning and the largest low cost carrier in Asia. With a fleet of 72 aircraft, AirAsia flies to over 61 domestic and international destinations with 108 routes, and operates over 400 flights daily from hubs in Malaysia, Thailand and Indonesia