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AirAsia expands reach into China with new direct route from Kota Kinabalu to Wuhan

KUALA LUMPUR, 27 OCTOBER 2015 – AirAsia, the world’s best low-cost airline for seven consecutive years, has launched a new daily route from Kota Kinabalu to Wuhan (BKI – WUH), which is expected to begin operations on 22nd January 2016.

Book seats for this new BKI – WUH route from RM88* one way, inclusive of taxes and fees on from now until 1st November 2015. Guests are able to travel from 22nd January – 29th October 2016 through the introductory price promotion.

Spencer Lee, Head of Commercial for AirAsia Berhad said, “We want to continue putting Malaysia at the forefront of connecting Asean to other parts of Asia. By introducing the BKI - WUH route, we are enabling our passengers to connect to the bustling Central Chinese capital from East Malaysia as well as other countries via our Fly-Thru service. We also believe that the direct flight between Kota Kinabalu and Wuhan will further spur tourism between the two cities, which brings great advantage to the East Malaysia hub, and strengthening both the Friendship Cities.”

Wuhan is the capital of the Hubei province in Central China and is the most populous city in the area. Wuhan is a gateway to historical attractions like the Ancient Chibi Battlefield also known as the Red Cliffs, depicting the epic war during The Three Kingdoms dynasty; Enshi Grand Canyon, a natural site with unparalleled views; and the Yandi Shennong Mountain, one of the best preserved primeval forest zones in China. In Wuhan itself, tourists can enjoy the Yellow Crane Tower, an ancient tower which has been destroyed and rebuilt multiple times but still maintains its old world charm; and the Wuchang lake, which is the largest lake within a city in China.

AirAsia has a total of 18 direct routes from its Kota Kinabalu hub with the Wuhan route as the latest addition. In 2014 alone, the Kota Kinabalu hub has served over 3.7 million passengers for both domestic and international flights. Guests travelling from Kota Kinabalu can also connect to 11 countries via Fly-Thru service as well.

With its direct connectivity to new destinations, Kota Kinabalu can expect to see more foreign tourists making their way onto its shores.

AirAsia is continuously looking into making the booking experience as smooth and fast as possible for guests. The airline’s website now provides an enhanced booking system with features that enables faster payment (Xpress booking), easier navigation with previews of details and add-ons for your booking, as well as the ability to pick up from your last search! For more information about the new website features, and a simple step-by-step booking guide, visit today.
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*Promotional all-in-fares quoted are for one-way travel only inclusive of taxes and fees. Terms and conditions apply.

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