Friday, 19 February 2016

AirAsia connects Kuala Lumpur directly with Shantou, China

Guangji Bridge at Chaozhou China.

AirAsia launches its brand new four times weekly direct flight from Kuala Lumpur to Shantou, China, which is available for booking from today onwards with a promotional all-in-fare from RM88* one way.

This will be the airline group’s 14th exclusive route into China from Malaysia, and flights will commence operations on 25 March 2016. The route is operated by AirAsia Berhad (airline code AK) on the Airbus A320 with 180 seat capacity.

The promotional all-in-fares from RM88* one way are available for booking online at, as well as the AirAsia mobile app on iPhone and Android devices from now until 22 February 2016. The travel period for this promotional all-in-fare will be from 25 March 2016 until 5 February 2017.

Flight No.FromToDepartureArrivalFlight Schedule
AK 142Kuala Lumpur (KUL)Shantou (SWA)1050 hrs1510 hrsMon, Wed, Fri, Sun
AK 143Shantou (SWA)Kuala Lumpur (KUL)1555 hrs2035 hrsMon, Wed, Fri, Sun
Note: All times depicted are local time at respective destinations.

Spencer Lee, Head of Commercial for AirAsia Berhad said, “We are very happy to add Shantou into our list of destinations in China. There has been a demand for this route, and we are pleased to announce this four times weekly direct flight. We are positive that this route will further add towards the number of Chinese tourist arrivals into Malaysia, especially with the recent announcement by the government to relax visa policies for China visitors into the country.”

Located on the eastern coast of Guangdong province, Shantou is one of the primary hometowns of Chinese who are living abroad. Long coastal lines and a pleasant subtropical marine climate provides the city with many charming tourist attractions. Nan Ao Island, Qing Ao Bay, Lotus Peak, Queshi Scenic Spot, Chen CiHong’s former residence, Symbolic Tower of the Tropic of Cancer, Zhongshan Park and Rainbow Shadows in the Harbour are collectively known as the Eights Sights of Shantou not to be missed.

Beautiful mountains, beaches, and exquisite islands, together with the calming scenery that surrounds the harbour, form a breathtaking environment that is especially attractive to those who want to escape city life.
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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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