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AirAsia boosting ASEAN connectivity with direct flights from Kuala Lumpur to Nay Pyi Taw

October 27, 2014 Aviation No Comments Email Email

AirAsia, the truly Asean airline is introducing direct flights from Kuala Lumpur (KUL) to Nay Pyi Taw (NYT) in Myanmar with daily flights beginning 10th November 2014. Guests can book this route with all-in-fares from as low as RM169 one way beginning today.

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This route marks AirAsia’s second destination in Myanmar connected directly from AirAsia’s biggest hub, Kuala Lumpur; after Yangon and AirAsia is the only airline that operates this direct route from Kuala Lumpur.

Tony Fernandes, AirAsia Group Chief Executive Officer commented, “As a Truly Asean airline, we are committed to connecting communities in this region and establishing direct flights from Kuala Lumpur to the bourgeoning capital of Nay Pyi Taw is apt as it grows as the capital, as well as a new destination for visitors to discover. AirAsia has the widest network coverage throughout Asean and beyond and we are proud to be the only airline that flies you direct to Nay Pyi Taw from Kuala Lumpur, providing the Asean community with more options to travel to Nay Pyi Taw.”

The word Nay Pyi Taw directly translates to ‘Royal Capital’ and function as the administrative capital city of Myanmar since 2005. It is home to all of Myanmar’s government ministries and offices. Located approximately 320 km north of Yangon, the city is home to various tourist attractions such as Uppatasanti Pagoda, Myoma Market, National Herbal Park and the largest Zoo in Myanmar – Nay Pyi Taw Zoological Gardens & Safari Park.

This year, Myanmar takes the rotating chair of ASEAN and the city of Nay Pyi Taw will be hosting the upcoming 25th ASEAN Summit on the 12 & 13 November 2014 which will be attended by leaders from the ten member states of ASEAN.

The promotional fares from RM169 inclusive of taxes and fees are available online at www.airasia.com from today, and guests are able to travel from the date of commencement which is 10th November. Guests are also able to book seats for this route via AirAsia’s mobile apps on iPhone, Android devices and also AirAsia’s mobile site at mobile.airasia.com.

For more updates on AirAsia’s latest news, as well as promotions, activities and contests, connect with them via Twitter (twitter.com/AirAsia) or Facebook (facebook.com/AirAsia).

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