AirAsia takes off from Kuala Lumpur on their inaugural flight to Shantou, China on 25th March 2016. The four times weekly service will run on Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday leaving Kuala Lumpur mid morning, returning the same evening. Shantou will be AirAsia’s fourteenth destination in China and will be operated on one of the airline’s 180 seat Airbus A320 aircraft.
In conjunction with the launch, AirAsia is offering all-in one-way fares from RM88 for bookings made until 22nd February 2016 for travel between 25th March 2016 and 5th February 2017.
|Flight No.||From||To||Departure||Arrival||Flight Schedule|
|AK 142||KUL||SWA||1050 hrs (10:50am)||1510 hrs (3:10 pm)||Monday, Wednesday, Friday, Sunday|
|AK 143||SWA||KUL||1555 hrs (3:55pm)||2035 hrs (10:35pm)||Monday, Wednesday, Friday, Sunday|
Note: All times are local at the given location.
…. We are very happy to add Shantou into our list of destinations in China. There has been a demand for this route, and we are pleased to announce this four times weekly direct flight. We are positive that this route will further add towards the number of Chinese tourist arrivals into Malaysia, especially with the recent announcement by the government to relax visa policies for China visitors into the country. Spencer Lee, Head of Commercial for AirAsia Berhad
Why visit Shantou?
Many overseas Chinese have links with Shantou, on the eastern coast of Guangdong province, as it has a long history of emigration. The long coastline combined with a pleasant subtropical marine climate ensures the area has much to interest visitors.
Among the popular tourist attractions are Nan Ao Island, Qing Ao Bay, Lotus Peak, Queshi Scenic Spot, Chen CiHong’s former residence, Symbolic Tower of the Tropic of Cancer, Zhongshan Park and Rainbow Shadows in the Harbour, which are collectively known as the Eights Sights of Shantou not to be missed.
This combination of beautiful mountains, beaches, and islands, as well as the calming scenery surrounding the harbour, offer a comforting environment for those seeking to relax away from their busy everyday lives.