(From left) Langkawi Development Authority's Haji Azizan Noordin; AirAsia's Aireen Omar; Ministry of Transport's Dato’ Sri Liow Tiong Lai and Seri Saripuddin Kasim
This thrice-weekly service is scheduled to commence operations on July 16, 2017. Bookings for this new route will be made available soon.
With the number of passengers flown year-on-year into Langkawi having increased by 30 per cent from 2015 to 2016, Aireen Omar, CEO of AirAsia, is confident that the airline can further grow the market demand from Shenzhen for the Malaysian island with its marketing investment.
Langkawi was AirAsia’s first route to be operated in 2001 and AirAsia currently serves five routes from Langkawi with 106 weekly flights to two international destinations (Singapore and Guangzhou), and three domestic flights (Kuala Lumpur, Penang and Johor Bahru).