Wednesday, April 14, 2010

AirAsia enhances flight from the Northern Gateway

07 April 2010

SEPANG – AirAsia will be enhancing its flights from the Northern Gateway with the inclusion of a new daily domestic flight from Penang – Langkawi which is set to commence on 13th May 2010. In conjunction with this new service, AirAsia will be offering all-in-fare from RM9* where guest are required to pay for the airport tax only.

The 4 days offer is available exclusively online at for the booking period from 8 to 11 April 2010 for the travel period from 13 May 2010 to 13 February 2011.

To make the deal sweeter, is offering hotel rooms from RM100 per night from 3-5 star participating hotels to choose from. These include Eagle Bay Hotel, Hotel Grand Continental Langkawi, Bayview Hotel Langkawi and Rebak Island Resort Langkawi – A Taj Hotel.

Currently there are a total of 123 domestic and international flights weekly from the city dubbed as ‘Pearl of the Orient’. Among the domestic destinations flying from Penang are to Kuala Lumpur, Kuching, Kota Kinabalu, and Johor Bahru while the international destinations include Bangkok, Jakarta, Medan, Hong Kong, Macau, Singapore and Chennai.

Kathleen Tan, Regional Head of Commercial, AirAsia Berhad says “There is huge potential for the route as there are quite a number of tourist traffic who stops by Penang before continuing their journey to Langkawi. We strongly believe that this new service is a pledge to business travelers who are time sensitive. Guests opting to hub in Penang and hop to Langkawi no longer need to trouble themselves by traveling by road to Penang or taking the ferry to Langkawi from the city. With the new route, flying would be an easier option and more importantly cost effective!,”

“Langkawi is still one of the most popular tourist destinations in Malaysia. The island is famous for its beautiful beaches, tasty local food and duty free shopping. The lure of Langkawi’s serenity makes it an ideal short retreat for families and busy working professionals. Penang needs no introduction as it is destination that is well-known for its tantalizing gastronomic offerings ranging from fine Chinese, Malay and Indian delicacies and diverse culture.” concluded Kathleen

Besides enjoying low fares, guests may also purchase complete holiday packages or tour activities at where they may choose their holiday lodgings from over 70,000 hotels.

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