AirAsia plans Mulu service

Beginning December 2006, AirAsia is to launch flights to Mulu, Sarawak.This latest effort by the airline to exert a greater effort in supporting Visit Malaysia Year 2007 (VMY2007) is using a codeshare agreement with Fly Asian Xpress (FAX).

Dato’ Tony Fernandes, Group Chief Executive Officer, said, “Mulu Caves accessible via Miri has long posed great tourism potential and we feel that this is the time to bring this forward and create greater awareness for regional and international visitors as well as Malaysians.”

“By collaborating with FAX, our guests are able to fly to Miri with our aircraft and reach Mulu with FAX to experience the world’s largest natural rock chamber.”

This is the first ever code share arrangement concluded by AirAsia and it has chosen FAX as its partner, which is currently the largest national carrier in East Malaysia serving major and rural cities within the two states.