AirAsia further strengthens connectivity in East Malaysia with new Kuching-Tawau route


SEPANG, 9 October 2018 - We are further strengthening our connectivity in East Malaysia with four-weekly flights from Kuching to Tawau starting 2 December 2018.

AirAsia is the only airline in the country to offer direct flights between the capital city of Sarawak and the third largest city in Sabah.

AirAsia Malaysia CEO Riad Asmat said, “We are excited to launch a new route from our ever-expanding Kuching hub. Our Kuching - Tawau route is a testament to our commitment to further boost the connectivity in East Malaysia and to expand economic opportunities in both cities. While Kuching is no stranger to tourists, Tawau is gaining popularity as a gateway to the world’s best dive sites, especially among Chinese tourists. Ninety percent of our Fly-Thru routes to Tawau are from cities in China and 76 percent of our guests visiting Tawau come from China. We believe we can further leverage on this direct route to attract more visitors to both Kuching and Tawau.”

AirAsia Malaysia (flight code AK) now flies to 13 destinations from Kuching, namely Kuala Lumpur, Kota Kinabalu, Kota Bharu, Johor Bahru, Bintulu, Langkawi, Penang, Sibu, Tawau, Miri, Shenzhen, Pontianak and Singapore. The airline also flies to four destinations from Tawau to Kuala Lumpur, Kota Kinabalu, Johor Bahru and Kuching.

To celebrate the new route, we are offering promotional all-in-fares from RM79* one-way from Kuching to Tawau. The promotional fare is available for booking on and the AirAsia mobile app from now until 14 October 2018 for travel between 2 December 2018 and 26 November 2019.

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

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*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.