AirAsia to launch a route to Guilin

July 24th, 2008 - 10:31 am ICT by Amrit Rashmisrisethi  

AirAsia is to launch four direct weekly flights between Kuala Lumpur’s Low Cost Carrier Terminal and Liangjiang Airport in Guilin, China, from 3 September 2008.

AirAsia is offering a special launch fare of just RM88 (CNY200) for bookings between 23 – 27 July 2008 and travel period between 3 September 2008 and 30 April 2009. The promotional fares are for one way travel and exclusive of all taxes, service fees, surcharges etc.

Located in the northeast of Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region, Guilin is considered to be the pearl of China’s thriving tourist industry on account of the natural beauty and historic treasures. Covering an area of about 27,800 square kilometers (10,734 square miles), the city is rather compact when compared with other leading cities in the country

Dato’ Sri Tony Fernandes, CEO AirAsia, said, “As a key tourist destination in China, Guilin is a valuable addition to AirAsia’s growing route network in Southern China. Considering the region’s popularity as a holiday destination, we are confident that there will be plenty of demand for the Guilin route.”

The launch of the new Guilin route marks the airline’s seventh destination to China, a route network which has carried over 2.2 million passengers to date.

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