AirAsia to Link Hua Hin from Kuala Lumpur

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AirAsia is looking at serving from May the Kuala Lumpur-Hua Hin route. This will be the first time that the resort destination will be linked internationally.

AirAsia recently announced to pull out of Surat Thani from Kuala Lumpur. But the airline does not reduce its presence in the Malaysia-Thailand market. The abandoned route will quickly be replaced by a brand new route.

AirAsia will inaugurate four weekly services from the stylish coastal town Hua Hin to Malaysia’s diverse capital city, Kuala Lumpur, starting 18 May 2018. A promotional fare is offered to celebrate the announcement of the new route.

As a truly Asean airline, the latest route to Hua Hin marks AirAsia Malaysia’s (flight code AK) seventh destination that connects Malaysia and Thailand, consistent with the airline’s continuous efforts to provide the widest network in Asean and connecting the road less travelled in the region to the world.

Spencer Lee, Head of Commercial, AirAsia Malaysia said, “We are thrilled to introduce Kuala Lumpur-Hua Hin route as the latest addition to our ever-growing network. Since launching Phuket in 2003 as our first international route from Kuala Lumpur, we currently have flights to seven cities in Thailand. In 2017 alone, we carried about 1.3 million of guests from Kuala Lumpur to Thailand. Moreover, Thailand was ranked ninth among the world’s most visited countries by the United Nation’s World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) report published in 2017. Hence, we are positive that Hua Hin will be the new preferred holiday destination and hope that the new route will further contribute to the tourism growth for both cities.”

AirAsia Malaysia currently operates 165 weekly flights to Thailand. Besides Hua Hin, the airline also flies to six other routes to Thailand such as Bangkok (80 times weekly), Phuket (35 times weekly), Krabi (21 times weekly), Hat Yai (7 times weekly), Chiang Mai (14 times weekly), and Pattaya  (4 times weekly). The carrier as well as its sister airline Thai AirAsia flies also from Bangkok to Penang and Johor Bahru in Malaysia.