AirAsia, the world’s best low-cost airline for seven consecutive years announces a new direct flight to Guangzhou, China from Langkawi today, officially elevating Langkawi as its newest international hub in Malaysia.
This direct flight to Guangzhou, China from the resort island is expected to commence on 24 January 2016 with 4 weekly flights.
To celebrate the announcement of this brand new route, all-in-fares from as low as RM88* one way are being offered onairasia.com from 23 until 30 November 2015 for the travel period of 24 January to 29 April 2016. The promotional fares can also be booked via AirAsia’s mobile app on iPhone and Android devices, as well as the mobile site mobile.airasia.com.
Aireen Omar, CEO of AirAsia Berhad said, “Following the announcement of making Langkawi our next international hub back in March this year, we are very happy to finally realise our promise with this new direct route to Guangzhou, China from Langkawi. We have full confidence that this new direct route will boost traffic growth into Langkawi International Airport which currently only serves one international route to Singapore.”
“In line with Discover Kedah 2016, we are working closely with local authorities such as Langkawi Development Authority (LADA) as well as other partners in Langkawi to raise the bar for this beautiful resort island. Langkawi received over 3 million tourists annually and we look forward to contribute to the growth of the island and subsequently place it on the global map as one of the top international tourist destinations,” added Aireen.
AirAsia currently operates flights from Langkawi to Kuala Lumpur, Penang and Singapore.
Langkawi has been given a World Geopark status by UNESCO, one of the few in the world. Known as the Jewel of Kedah, it is rich in natural sites such as lush green forests, mountainous ranges, beautiful lakes and hot springs as well as long sprawling beaches. The duty-free island is also famous for its mythical history as much as being a shopper’s haven for its duty free goods. These alluring qualities made Langkawi the perfect getaway for tourists from all walks of life.
Formerly known as Canton, Guangzhou is a sprawling port city located at northwest of Hong Kong on the Pearl River. This capital city of Guangdong Province is a prosperous metropolis that is the third biggest after Beijing and Shanghai. Tourist to Guangzhou must not miss the breathtaking night city view walking along Pearl River bank, go on top of the Canton tower to enjoy a birds-eyes view of the city, visit the historical Temple of the Six Banyan Trees and many more.
This new direct flights from Langkawi to Guangzhou is also AirAsia’s third unique direct route into China launched this year, after Changsha from Kuala Lumpur and Wuhan from Kota Kinabalu.
*Promotional all-in-fares quoted are for one-way travel only inclusive of taxes and fees. Terms and conditions apply.
Flight Schedule for Langkawi, Malaysia (LGK) – Guangzhou, China (CAN):
|Route||Flight No||ETD||ETA||Flight Frequency|
|Langkawi – Guangzhou||AK 2011||0130hrs||0525hrs||Mon, Wed, Fri, Sun|
|Guangzhou – Langkawi||AK 2010||0610hrs||1005hrs|