The 2,358-kilometre link between Langkawi and Shenzhen is the longest of the three routes launched by AirAsia this week. Seen celebrating the new connection along with AirAsia crew are: Dato’ Haji Azizan Noordin, CEO of Langkawi Development Authority (LADA); Aireen Omar, CEO of AirAsia; Dato’ Sri Liow Tiong Lai, Minister of Transport of Malaysia; and Dato’ Seri Haji Saripuddin Haji Kasim, Secretary General of Ministry of Transport.
AirAsia started flights from its Kuala Lumpur home to Sihanoukville in Cambodia on 9 August. According to OAG schedules for w/c 10 August, the LCC now offers services to 68 non-stop destination from the Malaysian capital.
- AirAsia has added three new services in the last week, all of which are A320-operated, launched on 9 August and none of which face any direct competition. The shortest of the three sectors was the four times weekly 895-kilometre link between Kuala Lumpur (KUL) and Sihanoukville (KOS) in Cambodia. The domestic city pair from Langkawi (LGK) to Kuching (KCH) will also be flown four times weekly, whereas the 2,358-kilometre sector (the longest of the three) from the former Malaysian destination to Shenzhen (SZX) is operated on a three times weekly basis. See how Sihanoukville Airport’s FTWA compares to others from around the world.