AirAsia is further strengthening their connectivity in East Malaysia with four-weekly flights from Kuching to Tawau starting 2 December.
AirAsia is the only airline in the country to offer direct flights between the capital city of Sarawak and the third largest city in Sabah.
“We are excited to launch a new route from our ever-expanding Kuching hub and our Kuching-Tawau route is a testament to our commitment to further boost the connectivity in East Malaysia as well as to expand economic opportunities in both cities.
“While Kuching is no stranger to tourists, Tawau is gaining popularity as a gateway to the world’s best dive sites, especially among Chinese tourists.
“Ninety per cent of our Fly-Thru routes to Tawau are from cities in China and 76 per cent of our guests visiting Tawau come from China, we believe we can further leverage on this direct route to attract more visitors to both Kuching and Tawau,” said AirAsia Malaysia chief executive officer, Riad Asmat.
AirAsia Malaysia (flight code AK) now flies to 13 destinations from Kuching, namely Kuala Lumpur, Kota Kinabalu, Kota Bharu, Johor Bahru, Bintulu, Langkawi, Penang, Sibu, Tawau, Miri, Shenzhen, Pontianak and Singapore.
The airline also flies to four destinations from Tawau to Kuala Lumpur, Kota Kinabalu, Johor Bahru and Kuching.
To celebrate the new route, AirAsia is offering promotional all-in-fares from RM79 one-way from Kuching to Tawau.
The promotional fare is available for booking on airasia.com and the AirAsia mobile app from now until 14 October for travel between 2 December and 26 November 2019.