|Redang Island beach. photo: Tourism Malaysia.|
“With this collaboration, we will drive our marketing efforts to promote Terengganu as a must-visit destination in Malaysia. We are confident this will contribute significantly in achieving the state government’s target of 5.5 million tourist arrivals in Terengganu for this year,” said Aziz Bakar, who sits on AirAsia’s board of directors.
Ahmad Razif bin Abd Rahman, chief minister Terengganu, said: “Terengganu is ready to be known as a tourism state with efficient land and air accessibility, good services, modern infrastructures and treasures of nature, culture and heritage.
“The additional Johor Bahru to Kuala Terengganu direct flights will definitely boost the arrival of tourists into Terengganu.”
AirAsia currently flies from Kuala Lumpur to Kuala Terengganu with 28 times weekly flights and will soon connect Kuala Terengganu to Johor Bahru with thrice-weekly flights.
In 2016 alone, AirAsia flew more than 420,000 passengers to Terengganu, with the top three feeder markets being Malaysia, China and Indonesia.-TTG Asia.