KUALA LUMPUR: AirAsia’s first service from Kuala Lumpur to Langkawi yesterday morning under the tourism bubble recorded a 100% flight load, signifying a strong rebound for domestic air travel.
The low-cost carrier said the maiden flight, the first of nine scheduled daily flights from Kuala Lumpur, left KL International Airport 2 (klia2) at 9.50am utilising an Airbus A321neo.
“Aside from Kuala Lumpur (63 flights weekly), AirAsia also has flights to Langkawi departing from Penang (14 times weekly), Johor Baru (seven times weekly), Ipoh (three times weekly) and Kota Baru (three times weekly), making up a total of 90 weekly flights,” it said in a statement.
AirAsia Malaysia chief executive officer Riad Asmat said over 200,000 seats to Langkawi were sold in less than a week.
“To facilitate this movement, we have prepared extensively and implemented robust and comprehensive health and safety protocols to ensure all of our guests can travel safely, with our 100% vaccinated crew and frontliners.
“After months of preparation, we are thrilled to get the country flying again and are ready to scale up our operations to meet the overwhelming demand.
“We hope more travel bubbles will be established across the country soon,” he added. — Bernama
in line with the accelerated vaccination rollout, and eventually across the region when it is safe to do so,” he added.
AirAsia also launched its ride-hailing services in Langkawi with a 100% fully-vaccinated driver fleet. — Bernama