AirAsia expands into China

17th Jul 2007

AirAsia has launched its new flights between Kuala Lumpur and Shenzhen in the southern part of Guangdong province, China.Shenzhen which is AirAsia’s first foray entry to mainland China is also the gateway to Southern China. With an approximate 15 million population, Shenzhen is famous for its shopping, coastal views, theme parks, historical attractions and world-class golf courses.

Dato’ Tony Fernandes, Group Chief Executive Officer of AirAsia Berhad said, “As the first special economic zone in China, Shenzhen has risen to become one of the economic powerhouses of China as well as one of the largest manufacturing bases in the world.”

“To date, we have sold more than thirty thousand seats for Shenzhen and we are even convinced that our first foray entry to China presents tremendous potential for us to tap into this exciting vast market. With so much growth coming from the Pearl Delta region, plans are underway for us to secure a second frequency to cater for the high demand of this route.”



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