AirAsia widens China presence with two new routes

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AirAsia continues its expansion into China after starting two new services from Kuala Lumpur to Lanzhou and Quanzhou.

These new services take the number of AirAsia destinations in China to 24, firmly cementing the airline’s position as the largest foreign carrier by capacity operating in China with over 400 weekly flights.

AirAsia will fly from Kuala Lumpur to Lanzhou our times a week and daily to Quanzhou.

AirAsia X Malaysia chief executive officer, Benyamin Ismail said: “Malaysia and China are celebrating 45 years of bilateral relations this year. These exclusive direct services from Kuala Lumpur to Lanzhou in the northwest and Quanzhou in the southeast will deliver an additional 280,000 seats per annum to and from China, allowing us to forge even stronger ties between both nations.”

AirAsia China CEO, Tassapon Bijleveld said, “AirAsia has grown its footprint in China for more than 14 years now, connecting millions of people from Asean to underserved second- and third-tier Chinese cities at low fares.

“And China remains a key market for our future growth. Just recently, we launched our new Bangkok-Shenyang service and we continue to review a number of other potential Chinese routes that we hope to be in a position to announce soon.”