One of our favourite Malaysian island destinations has to be Redang (Pulau Redang), off the East coast of the state of Terengganu in Peninsular Malaysia. Terengganu Tourism has signed a Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) with AirAsia to promote local tourism in Terengganu. Apart from Redang, the Perhentian Islands are also popular destinations and magnets for snorkelling and scuba diving enthusiasts. Kenyir Lake is also popular with visitors. This artificial lake on the Kenyir River offers fishing and boating trips and beautiful flora and fauna.
The MOU was signed in Kuala Terengganu on 17th May 2017, between Chief Minister Haji Ahmad Razif bin Abd. Rahman and AirAsia Director Aziz Bakar. The Chief Minister is pleased that AirAsia has introduced an additional Johor Bahru to Kuala Terengganu direct flight to bring in more visitors. This will fit well with the State Government and Terengganu Tourism’s ‘Visit Beautiful Terengganu 2017’ campaign.
…. Terengganu is ready to be known as a tourism state with efficient land and air accessibility, with good services, modern infrastructures and treasures of nature, culture and heritage. Haji Ahmad Razif bin Abd. Rahman
Dato’ Aziz Bakar confirmed that the new direct route between Johor Bahru and Terengganu is set to take off on 22nd June 2017.
….. With our Fly-Thru product, travellers in Asia and beyond can connect seamlessly to Terengganu via our main hub in Kuala Lumpur. …. Other than its beautiful beaches, Terengganu is known for its signature local cuisine, historical sites and cultural attractions. With this collaboration, we will drive our marketing efforts to promote Terengganu as a must-visit destination in Malaysia. Aziz Bakar, Board of Directors AirAsia Berhad
AirAsia currently offers 28 flights a week from Kuala Lumpur to Kuala Terengganu. The new Kuala Terengganu to Johor Bahru service will begin with three flights weekly. Top nationalities of visitors flying into Kuala Terengganu with AirAsia in 2016 from travellers were Malaysia, China and Indonesia.
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