Wednesday, August 17

AirAsia celebrates maiden Taipei-KK flight

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KUALA LUMPUR: Low-cost airline, AirAsia, yesterday celebrated its maiden flight to Kota Ki­na­balu (KK) from Taipei.In a statement here yesterday, AirAsia said the new international destination would establish KK as its second largest hub in Malaysia with a total of seven international and nine domestic destinations.

“The route, which was opened for booking in November 2009, received excellent response. Over 32,000 seats were sold to date,” it said.

Chairman of AirAsia, Datuk Aziz Bakar, said besides Taipei, KK would also connect guests to Brunei, Jakarta, Shen­zhen, Macau, Clark and Singapore.

“To date, we have carried 129,000 guests both inbound and out­bound from Taipei since April 2009 and the numbers are still growing,” he said. — Bernama