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AirAsia strengthens Langkawi and Johor Bahru as hubs

April 30, 20173 minute read
Langkawi, sunset, Malaysian hubs

AirAsia has moved to strengthen Malaysian hubs Langkawi and Johor Bahru through the addition of three new routes.

The three new routes comprise

  • Johor Bahru to Kuala Terengganu
  • Langkawi hub, to Kuching, Sarawak
  • Langkawi to Shenzhen, China

The three times weekly flights between Johor Bahru and Kuala Terengganu will begin on 22nd June 2017.

Flights between Langkawi and Kuching, Sarawak will run four times weekly. Service will commence on 9th August 2017 as will the thrice weekly Langkawi to Shenzhen flights. The Langkawi – Shenzhen route is AirAsia’s third international route after Singapore and Guangzhou.

Malaysian hubs decentralisation

The growing decentralisation of AirAsia’s Malaysian hubs will make travelling easier for visitors to and from both northern (through Langkawi) and southern (via Johor Bahru) peninsular Malaysia as both airports have international border control facilities. This move makes it easier for passengers from inside and outside Malaysia to make connections without having to go through Kuala Lumpur’s KLIA2.

….. One of our key focus is to grow Langkawi and establish it as an international hub. For this, we are working closely with Langkawi Development Authority (LADA), to market Langkawi as a top tourist destination in China. Our current route from Langkawi to Guangzhou is performing well and we are confident this brand new connectivity will certainly boost tourist arrivals even further. Spencer Lee, Head of Commercial, AirAsia Berhad

Promotional Fares

Malaysian hubsIn conjunction with the launch of the new routes, AirAsia is offering celebratory promotional all-in, one-way fares on sale until 7th May 2017.

You can pick up a deal for Johor Bahru – Kuala Terengganu flights starting at MYR 59, or MYR 79 for Langkawi – Kuching flights. If you’re looking to fly Langkawi – Shenzhen, an all-in, one-way fare starts at MYR 99.

For AirAsia BIG members – bookings made during the promotion period can earn two times (2X) AirAsia BIG Points on the base fare.

Visit or use the AirAsia mobile app on iPhone or Android devices to book these special promotional fares.

Flight Schedule for Langkawi, Malaysia (LGK) – Shenzhen, China (SZX)

Route Flight No STD ETA Flight Frequency
Langkawi – Shenzhen AK 1712 2210 (10.10pm) 0220 (2.20am) Monday, Wednesday, Friday
Shenzhen – Langkawi AK 1713 0325hrs (3.25am) 0715 (7.15am) Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday

Flight Schedule for Langkawi, Malaysia (LGK) – Kuching, Malaysia (KCH)

Route Flight No STD ETA Flight Frequency
Langkawi – Kuching AK 5092 1010 (10.10am) 1230 (12.30pm) Monday, Wednesday, Friday
Kuching – Langkawi AK 5093 1255 (12.55pm) 1510 (3.10pm) Monday, Wednesday, Friday
Langkawi – Kuching AK 5092 0900 (9am) 1120 (11.20am) Sunday
Kuching – Langkawi AK 5093 1145 (11.45am) 1400 (2pm) Sunday

Flight Schedule for Johor Bahru, Malaysia (JHB) – Kuala Terengganu, Malaysia (TGG)

Route Flight No STD ETA Flight Frequency
Johor Bharu – Kuala Terengganu AK 6162 1345 (1.45pm) 1450 (2.50pm) Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday
Kuala Terengganu – Johor Bharu AK 6163 1515 (3.15pm) 1620 (4.20pm) Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday

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

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