AirAsia launches extra flights for CNY


KUALA LUMPUR: AirAsia Bhd (AirAsia) Asia’s biggest low-cost carrier and recently awarded the coveted “Best Airline of the year” by CAPA, welcomed 2010 by launching extra flights to various destinations to meet additional travel demands during the forthcoming Chinese New Year (CNY) holidays.Guests need not worry about catching a flight back to their hometowns or plan for their family retreat and trips with their loved ones during this year’s festive season.

AirAsia’s Regional head of Commercial Kathleen Tan in a press statement said, “AirAsia ushers in the year of Tiger and this is the perfect time to add extra flight frequencies for travellers’ convenience during the festive season.

“This year’s Lunar New Year happens to fall on Valentine’s Day so couples have another excuse to hop on the plane and go on their romantic escapades at low fares.

“Thus, due to high loads and strong demand during the festive period, AirAsia has added extra flights to cope with the overwhelming response for travel during the upcoming Chinese New Year festivities,” said Tan.

Meanwhile, these extra flights are applicable between Feb 9 to 21, 2010 and will cater to AirAsia popular destinations which include Kuala Lumpur-Penang, Kuala Lumpur-Singapore, Kuala Lumpur-Sibu, Kuala Lumpur- Kuching, Kuching-Sibu, Singapore-Kuching, Kuala Lumpur-Johor Bahru and Johor Bahru-Sibu.

At the same time, the company would like to wish its guests a very Happy New Year and looks forward to improving its services to better cater to passengers’ needs.

To add value, AirAsia, under GoHoliday at, has also lined up some great online hotel deals to stretch the money where guests may choose their holiday lodgings from over 50,000 hotels.

The company encouraged guests to purchase food, baggage, hot seats online to enjoy more discounts and savings through

Guests can also catch the latest updates about AirAsia on Twitter, Facebook and AirAsia’s Blog where the company will provide real time updates on its latest promotion.

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