AirAsia X heads off to Jeju, South Korea at year end, with the inaugural flight taking off Tuesday 12th December. Jeju Island, sometimes called “Island of the gods”, is a beautiful volcanic island 64 kilometers south of the Korean Peninsula.
The four times weekly service was introduced in response to figures showing that travellers from Malaysia made up the third largest group of travellers to the island after Koreans and Chinese visitors. This route makes it much easier for travellers who want to visit the island as part of a Korean adventure. You can avoid the transit journey from Seoul or Busan, the two other AirAsia X destinations in South Korea, or use the multi-city option to explore Jeju and Busan or Seoul before flying back to Kuala Lumpur.
What can I do in Jeju?
Jeju is well known as a year-round travel destination. More than 70% of visitors are domestic travellers using the summer months to enjoy the “Hawaii of South Korea”. However, the quieter months are the best time to enjoy the other three seasons. When asked what to do in December when the direct flights commence, Lee Seung Chan, Director General of the Jeju Tourism Bureau had a ready answer.
First on the list is Mt Halla, highest mountain in South Korea and a dormant volcano. This UNESCO World Heritage Site with its Geomunoreum Lava Tubes and the Seongsan Ilchulbong tuff cone makes a dramatic landscape. In December, the mountain is snow covered, a treat for visitors from warmer climates. You can also pick the local tangerines which ripen at this time of the year.
Take the Olle Trail to the breathtaking Cheonjiyeon waterfall, relax on Hyeopjae beach or visit one of many special themed museums. Foodies will be spoilt for choice with all their favourite Korean specialties easily available. The public transport bus system has recently been upgraded making life easier for the independent traveller. Free wifi is available on the buses and at bus stops. There is no train service in Jeju.
…. Jeju Island is a destination unlike others with year-round attractions suitable for all types of travellers, be it single or group travellers, families or honeymooners. We are certain that this direct route will boost the tourism arrival for Jeju attracting tourists from not only Malaysia, but also from other countries who can now easily connect to Jeju via Kuala Lumpur. Lee Seung Chan
Introductory Promo fares
Special promotional all-in, one-way economy fares start from MYR 199 and from MYR 899 one-way for a Premium Flatbed. The promotional fares are available from 10th to 15th October 2017 for travel between 12th December 2017 and 25th March 2018, These fares will be available for booking on airasia.com. * Your One-way all-in fare is inclusive of taxes and fees. Terms and conditions apply.
Travellers from locations other than Kuala Lumpur can make use of AirAsia’s Fly-Thru service to connect seamlessly to Jeju. Fly in from other cities within AirAsia and AirAsia X’s network with only one additional stop,
Flight Schedule for Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia (KUL) to Jeju, South Korea (CJU)
|D7 501||KUL||CJU||0530hrs (5.30am)||1230hrs (12.30pm)||Monday, Wednesday|
|KUL||CJU||0640hrs (6.40am)||1340hrs (1.40pm)||Tuesday, Saturday|
|D7 502||CJU||KUL||1335hrs (1.35pm)||1835hrs (6.35pm)||Monday, Wednesday|
|CJU||KUL||1440hrs (2.40pm)||1940hrs (7.40pm)||Tuesday, Saturday|
All times are local. The time in Jeju Island is 1hr ahead of Kuala Lumpur. There is no daylight saving time throughout the year.