SEPANG, Malaysia, March 25, 2022: AirAsia is preparing for the country’s reopening by adding more international routes to meet significant pent-up demand ahead of Malaysia’s borders reopening to international travel on April 1.
With the continued easing of travel restrictions, the airline group has increased domestic flight capacity in Malaysia by 156% since October 2021, when it launched the Langkawi travel bubble scheme.
It has also increased international flights by 50% since the Malaysian government’s March 8 announcement confirming the reopening of borders on April 1.
Currently, the airline has 75 aircraft operating flights across the group serving Thailand, the Philippines, Indonesia, Cambodia, Singapore and Vietnam.
Bo Lingam, CEO of AirAsia Aviation Group, said: We are excited to resume more flights to all of our major markets in Malaysia, Thailand, Philippines and Indonesia and to add additional services to some of the most popular international destinations. AirAsia’s most popular destinations including Bali, Manila, Bangkok, Ho Chi Minh City, Phuket and more, starting in April. Domestic flights also continue to soar in the group. We recently launched four new domestic routes in Malaysia this year, from Kuching to Langkawi, Penang to Sibu, Johor Bahru to Bintulu and Kota Kinabalu to Kuala Terengganu.
“While our domestic services across the group have increased by 156% in recent months due to strong consumer demand, and by 50% for international, we plan to return to 100% or more domestic flights and pre-Covid internationals by the end of this year.”
To drive travel demand and bookings to destinations such as Singapore, Vietnam, Philippines, India, Thailand, Indonesia, Maldives, Brunei, Cambodia, Sri Lanka, Laos and Bangladesh, the airline group sets fares as low as MYRM89 one-way, while domestic routes are on sale from just MYR39 one-way.
Travelers can book cheap fares through the “Flights” option of the AirAsia Super App until March 27, 2022 for travel between April 1 and March 25, 2023.