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A double Malaysia Day celebration : airasia celebrates the launch of Langkawi travel bubble with inaugural flights from 5 cities, island-wide e-hailing service

09/16/2021 | 12:22am EDT

SEPANG, 16 September 2021 - AirAsia is celebrating more than just its maiden flight from Kuala Lumpur to Langkawi today with the launch of its very first ride hailing services on the island also part of the celebrations.

The inaugural service utilising an Airbus A321neo aircraft departed Kuala Lumpur International Airport (klia2) at 0950hrs with a 100% flight load, signifying a strong rebound for domestic air travel.

Bo Lingam, President (Airlines) for AirAsia Group were present to send-off Flight AK6322, the first of nine scheduled daily flights from Kuala Lumpur.

Aside from Kuala Lumpur (63x weekly), AirAsia also has flights to Langkawi departing from Penang (14x weekly), Johor Bahru (7x weekly), Ipoh (3x weekly) and Kota Bharu (3x weekly), making up a total of 90x weekly flights. All flights are operated with a 100% fully-vaccinated crew, with strict health protocols and robust procedures in place to maintain the highest safety standards at all times to ensure the wellbeing of guests and crew.

On ground, airasia's e-hailing service launches its island-wide services today, providing passengers with greater choice and convenience, more competitive prices and a safe experience with a 100% fully-vaccinated driver fleet.

Providing great value underpins the airasia brand. Passengers can get RM5 off their first two rides by using the promo code LANGKAWI5 from now until 30 September 2021. The airasia ride e-hailing service can be booked by clicking on the 'Ride' icon on the airasia Super App, or by visitingairasia.com/ride for more info.

Riad Asmat, AirAsia Malaysia CEO said, 'In less than a week, we have sold over 200,000 seats to Langkawi. 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% vaccinated crew and frontliners. Guests are advised to make full use of the airasia Super App for a seamless and contactless experience throughout the journey - from checking in, uploading and securing health document verification online, through to boarding with an e-Boarding Pass and including inflight services.'

'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.'

Amanda Woo, Chief Executive Officer airasia Super App said, 'This is a proud day for AirAsia, as we begin to mobilise the airasia ecosystem to support Langkawi Development Authority (LADA) and all other industry players on the island, and to revitalise the tourism and economic recovery in Langkawi.'

'Travellers can now book their ride from the airport and within Langkawi island, check-in for their flights, SNAP the best accommodation deals in Langkawi and more, all from the convenience of one platform - the airasia Super App. In the next few weeks, travellers will be able to complete their duty-free shopping at unbeatable value and prices, coupled with island-wide and same-day delivery across Langkawi hotels, also from the airasia Super App.

'We look forward to continuing to make an important contribution to Langkawi and create extra job opportunities for the local community. Together, we will revive the domestic tourism industry and continue to make Langkawi the top holiday, shopping and online duty free destination in Asean.'

From now until 19 Sept 2021, travellers can fly into Langkawi from Kuala Lumpur, Penang, Johor Bahru, Ipoh and Kota Bharu from as low as RM12 one way. Guests can also find SNAP deals of 3D/2N return flights and stay in 4-5 star hotels in Langkawi from just RM99 per guest. Head on over to the airasia Super App for more information on the promos and SNAP's featured hotel for the week.

All adult guests and children aged 7 and above are required to undergo COVID-19 tests before departure. Solution for covid-19 tests are available for purchase on airasia health.

For more information on the self check-in service and how to use it to verify vaccination certificates, visit the AirAsia Support Page here. For flight changes, clickhere to chat with AVA, for flight change fee click here, and for the latest flight status visit airasia.com/flightstatus. For Langkawi-specific SOPs, please clickhere.

For a seamless and enhanced travel experience, download your airasia Super App from the Apple App Store, Google Play Store or Huawei AppGallery now.

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AirAsia Group Berhad published this content on 16 September 2021 and is solely responsible for the information contained therein. Distributed by Public, unedited and unaltered, on 16 September 2021 04:21:06 UTC.


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