AirAsia, the world’s best low-cost airline today welcomed its inaugural flight from Shenzhen to Langkawi with 89 percent load factor last week.
The flight AK 1713 was greeted by a water canon salute upon arrival into Langkawi International Airport and was also received by Datuk Azizan Noordin, Chief Executive Officer, Langkawi Development Authority (LADA).
The new route with three times weekly direct flights marks AirAsia’s third international route from Langkawi besides Singapore and Guangzhou, and seventh route from Langkawi besides Kuala Lumpur, Penang, Johor Bahru, Kuching, Singapore, and Guangzhou.
Aireen Omar, CEO, AirAsia Berhad said, “We are pleased to welcome the inaugural flight from Shenzhen to Langkawi this morning. We have flown over 1 million guests into Langkawi this year, and we anticipate the number of inbound guests will continue to grow even further with this new route. We are also working closely with Langkawi Development Authority (LADA) to establish Langkawi as an international hub and promote the beautiful island as a top holiday destination for China visitors.”
Just across the mainland Chinese border from Hong Kong, Shenzhen is a modern miracle with vibrant economy and sprawling landscapes. One of the richest and most populous cities in China, the spectacular city is filled with theme parks and attractions galore such as Overseas Chinese Town; Dafen Oil Painting Village; Xianhu Botanical Garden; Splendid China Folk Village and many more, along with lots of street shopping and local cuisines such as Shajing town oyster; Gongming roasted goose; Nan'ao abalone; Xixiang Jiwei shrimp and other delicacies.
AirAsia now flies to seven destinations from Langkawi, with four domestic routes and three international routes with 119 weekly flights one way. AirAsia also connects Langkawi to 15 countries such as Vietnam, South Korea, Taiwan, and others via its Fly-Thru product.
Flight Schedule for Langkawi, Malaysia (LGK) – Shenzhen, China (SZX):