Tuesday, July 14

AirAsia to launch direct flights to Jakarta, Bangkok from Kuching soon


Tony delivering his keynote address.


KUCHING: AirAsia Berhad sees the great potential of Sarawak and is looking to expand routes between the state and Southeast Asia.

Its group chief executive officer Tan Sri Tony Fernandes said AirAsia had previously launched Bintulu-Singapore, Kuching-Shenzhen, Kuching-Langkawi and Kuching-Pontianak.

“We are not far away from launching Kuching-Bangkok and Kuching-Jakarta. We believe in Sarawak’s potential especially once we have a low-cost carrier terminal (LCCT) in Kuching,” he said when delivering his keynote address ‘Flying High’ at the inaugural Sarawak Dialogue held at a hotel here earlier today.

Tony said he is looking forward to having an LCCT in the city so that AirAsia could “start growing”.