AirAsia connects Kuching to Shenzhen daily

by on October 31, 2017

Travellers can soon fly directly Kuching to Shenzhen following the announcement of AirAsia’s latest route.

With the daily flights, due to start 26th December 2017, East Malaysians can more easily travel to this part of China. In addition, travellers from elsewhere in Sarawak and Pontianak in Kalimantan will save time with this connection.

AirAsia continues to expand its East Malaysia hub, with the Kuching to Shenzhen route the third new offering this year, after Pontianak and Langkawi. It’s also the third international destination available directly from the Kuching International Airport.

….. We are thrilled to connect Kuching to Shenzhen and increase the international connectivity to East Malaysia. Sarawak is ranked among the most popular investment destinations in Malaysia for Chinese companies  ……… we believe the new route will strengthen and open up other possible opportunities for international trade, foreign direct investments (FDIs), e-commerce and more thus empowering the state’s economy further. Spencer Lee, Head of Commercial AirAsia Berhad

Kuching to Shenzhen – Introductory Promo

Pick up a promotional all-in, one-way fare from MYR 88 from Kuching to Shenzhen if you book by 5th November 2017. Bookings may be made online at and AirAsia’s mobile app for iPhone and Android devices, for travel between 26th December 2017 and 25th March 2018. AirAsia BIG Members who purchase their Travel Insurance during booking will earn 100 BIG Points.  

*** Promotional all-in-fares quoted are for one-way travel only inclusive of taxes and fees. Terms and conditions apply.

AirAsia flies to twelve destinations from Kuching with a total of 229 weekly flights one way.

  • Internationally, they fly to Singapore, Pontianak and now Shenzhen.
  • Domestic flights within East Malaysia head to Miri, Sibu, Bintulu, Kota Kinabalu.
  • Destinations in Peninsular Malaysia are Kuala Lumpur and Langkawi, Johor Bahru, Kota Bharu and Penang.

Why Shenzhen?

Shenzhen is in mainland China, just across the border from Hong Kong. It’s well known as an industrial city with a vibrant economy. However, there’s plenty for the leisure traveller to enjoy as well.

The city is one of the richest and most highly populated in China. Attractions include:

  • Overseas Chinese Town
  • Dafen Oil Painting Village
  • Xianhu Botanical Garden
  • Splendid China Folk Village

as well as a number of theme parks.

Foodies can look for examples of the local cuisine specialties, including:

  • Shajing town oyster.
  • Gongming roasted goose.
  • Nan’ao abalone.
  • Xixiang Jiwei shrimp.

Not into Culture or food? How about going shopping?

Pick up your choice of electronics at

  • Dongmen Pedestrian Street
  • Luohu Commercial City
  • Hua Qiang Bei

or visit

  • Nanshan
  • Renmin Nan and
  • Shen Nan Zhong districts which are well-known for great bargains.

Flight Schedule Kuching, Malaysia (KCH) – Shenzhen, China (SZX)

Route Flight No Departure Arrival Flight Frequency
Kuching – Shenzhen AK 1241 2245hrs (10.45pm) 0245hrs (2.45am) Daily
Shenzhen – Kuching AK 1242 0350hrs (3.50am) 0750hrs (7.50am) Daily

There is no time difference between Kuching and Shenzhen

Kuching to Shenzhen

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