AirAsia strengthens Kota Kinabalu hub with new direct route to Macao

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SEPANG, 14 August 2018 - AirAsia further strengthens Kota Kinabalu hub with the launch of new direct route to Macao, China. The four weekly flights will commence on 2 November 2018.

Best known globally as ‘The Vegas of Asia’, Macao is a vibrant city offering 25 world historical heritages. The city blends Portuguese culture with traditional Chinese traits, making it a unique destination to visit.

Spencer Lee, AirAsia Malaysia Head of Commercial said, “Kota Kinabalu is one of our largest hubs after Kuala Lumpur and we are committed to grow it further by expanding our network to more local and international cities. We recently launched direct flight from Kota Kinabalu to Bangkok, and we are delighted to connect Sabahan to Macao and the Pearl River Delta. With Sabah strategically located in the northern part of Borneo island, we hope to bring the world to Sabah by linking Sabah with Asean, North Asia, Australia and beyond.

“This year itself we have flown more than 3.3million passengers to and from Sabah with 281 weekly flights. With the increase of flight connectivity, we aim to boost the tourists arrival and contribute in growing the local economy. We are also exploring the opportunity to promote local brands and products through our e-marketplace, OURSHOP.”

AirAsia is offering special introductory all-in-fares from Kota Kinabalu to Macao from RM129*. These fares are available for booking on airasia.com and the AirAsia mobile app from today until 19 August 2018 for the travel period from 2 November 2018 to 29 March 2019. Login as BIG member to enjoy instant member discount. Meanwhile, BigPay members will save up to RM32** when making payment using BigPay card.

Besides Macao, AirAsia also operates 9 international direct routes from Kota Kinabalu to Bangkok, Singapore, Manila, Hong Kong, Guangzhou, Shenzhen, Hangzhou, Wuhan and Taipei; as well as 8 domestic routes to Kuala Lumpur, Tawau, Sandakan, Miri, Kuching, Penang, Kota Bharu and Johor Bahru.

The Historic Centre of Macao includes historic street, residential, religious as well as public Portuguese and Chinese buildings which are inscribed on UNESCO's World Heritage list. Stroll amidst the European-style neoclassical buildings and browse the boutiques along Senado Square. Then take a tour to the Ruins of St. Paul’s, Macao’s most famous landmark built in the 16th century originally as a college and cathedral. To get the most spectacular bird’s eye view of the city, head to Macao Tower, a 338m national monument which offers thrilling activities such as Tower Climb, Bungee Jump, Sky Jump, or Skywalk.

Macao is also packed with entertainment centres, such as the lavish Venetian Macao and Macao Fisherman's Wharf, a huge complex of theme park ideal for the whole family. Moreover, no visit to Macao is complete without enjoying their famous egg tarts; Minchi – Macao’s national dish with minced beef, potatoes, onions, soy sauce, topped with black fungus and fried egg over rice; salted fish cakes; Macanese-style prawns and many more.

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

**Applicable for one (1) return flight per guest.

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