AirAsia increases Taipei flights

Guest Writer

Sepang, 1 March 2010-”Best Airline of the year 2009″ by CAPA, AirAsia announces today that it will increase its Kuala Lumpur - Taiwan frequency to 9 flights weekly.

AirAsia which is currently offering daily direct flights to Taipei from Kuala Lumpur is introducing the new frequency to meet the emerging demands and encouraging load factors from the ASEAN region and beyond. The additional flights will commence on 15th April 2010.

To celebrate the additional flights, AirAsia will be introducing all-in-fares from as low as RM99* (TWD990) from Kuala Lumpur to Taipei, booking starts from 1st to 5th March 2010 for the travel period from 15th April to 30th October 2010.  Promotional seats are limited and available on a first-come, first-served basis and made exclusively online via www.airasia.com and mobile.airasia.com.

Following its successful launch of Kuala Lumpur - Taipei route last year, AirAsia continued to boost its international connectivity to Taipei by launching more new destinations from its hubs which include Kota Kinabalu (direct daily flights) as well as the Thai city of Bangkok (direct daily flights). These bring AirAsia’s total number of weekly flights to and from Taipei to 23.

The overwhelming demand from travelers to and from Taipei has grown tremendously since the launch of Taipei from the various AirAsia hubs for the past 1 year. Airasia is the preferred airline as its low-fares would enable guests to make the most of their trips; moreover AirAsia is the sole low-cost carrier to connect the two regions with its revolutionary low-fares. Recently, AirAsia was also named the winner of the award for outstanding contributions to Taiwan’s tourism industry over the year by actively publicizing Taiwan’s various attractions, launching of travel promotions and aggressive marketing campaigns including continuous low fare offerings that drove high travel demands and growth to the country.

Kathleen Tan, Regional Head of Commercial, AirAsia Group said: “The response has been extremely good for this route and we are running at an average of 80 percent load factor since its launch on 1st July 2009. The demand for the existing routes made it very clear for the need to introduce additional flights. The mounting of frequency is a testament to AirAsia’s commitment of making travel accessible and affordable to all. It will also provide both business and leisure travelers with more flexibility and greater choice to connect onto AirAsia and AirAsia X’s extensive route network across ASEAN countries.”

“Taiwan has always been a popular destination for holidaymakers due to its shopping and gastronomic paradise. Many Taiwanese are also interested to visit Malaysia and other cities in the region with low fares. Furthermore, with the great timing for our additional flights from Taipei and our vast network across South East Asia, Taiwanese can now conveniently connect to other long haul destinations by AirAsia X such as Australia, UK and India, via Kuala Lumpur as a gateway.” she added.

To add value, AirAsia, under AirAsiaGo at http://airasiago.com, has also lined up some great online hotel deals to stretch the dollar where they may choose their holiday lodgings from over 50,000 hotels. We encourage our guests to purchase food, baggage, hot seats online to enjoy more discounts and savings through airasia.com.

Stay tuned! Follow AirAsia on Twitter, Facebook, and AirAsia’s Blog where we will provide real time updates on our latest promotion. Photos will be available on www.flickr.com/airasia. For more details on flight times and bookings, please visit www.airasia.com or mobile.airasia.com

*All fares quoted are applicable for one-way travel only

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