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AirAsia links East Malaysia’s Kuching with Tawau

October 9, 20182 minute read
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AirAsia’s newest service in East Malaysia will link Kuching to Tawau. The four times weekly flights start on 2nd December 2018. This is the only airline offering direct flights between the capital city of Sarawak and the third largest city in Sabah.

AirAsia Malaysia currently flies to thirteen destinations from Kuching, using the flight code AK.

  • AirAsia flies within Sarawak from Kuching to
    • Bintulu 
    • Sibu 
    • Miri
  • In the peninsula, to 
    • Kuala Lumpur
    • Kota Bharu
    • Johor Bahru
    • Langkawi
    • Penang
  • Sabah 
    • Kota Kinabalu 
    • Tawau
  • as well as international destinations
    • Shenzhen, China
    • Pontianak, Indonesia
    • Singapore

The airline also flies to four destinations from Tawau :

  • Kuala Lumpur
  • Kota Kinabalu
  • Johor Bahru
  • Kuching

Promo fares Kuching to Tawau

To celebrate the new route, AirAsia is offering promotional all-in, one-way fares from MYR 79. The promo fare is available for booking on and the AirAsia mobile app until 14th October for travel between 2nd December 2018 and 26th November 2019.

Tawau is an important gateway to the world’s best dive sites, especially among Chinese tourists. AirAsia Malaysia CEO Riad Asmat says that 97% of the airline’s Fly-Thru routes to this destination are from cities in China. Chinese passengers make up 76 percent of those visiting the destination. 

He added that

….. We are excited to launch a new route from our ever-expanding Kuching hub……  We believe we can further leverage on this direct route to attract more visitors to both Kuching and Tawau. Riad Asmat

Flight Schedule for Kuching, Sarawak (KCH) – Tawau, Sabah (TWU):

Flight No Departure Arrival Frequency
KCH – TWU AK 6108 10:50 (10:50am) 12.45 (12.45pm) Monday, Wednesday, Friday, Sunday
TWU – KCH AK 6109 13:10 (1:10pm) 14:45 (2:45pm)

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


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