SEPANG: AirAsia is set to start flying from and to Ipoh, with the first route being Ipoh to Johor Baru.
AirAsia Malaysia chief executive officer (CEO) Riad Asmat said the low-cost carrier was excited to paint Ipoh red with its low fares and wide connectivity and will start by connecting Ipoh to Johor Baru, its southern hub.
“We can’t wait to welcome our first flight from Johor into Sultan Azlan Shah Airport at Ipoh.
“We have more plans in the pipeline for this route and will share the details soon,” said Riad in a statement Thursday (July 12).
He added that AirAsia Malaysia hopes to contribute to the increasing number of domestic visitors besides fostering consistent tourism for Perak.
The capital city of Perak marks AirAsia Malaysia’s 16th domestic route in the country.
With the addition of Ipoh, AirAsia Malaysia now flies to nine states in Malaysia and also the Federal Territory of Labuan.