AirAsia is to launch four direct weekly flights between Kuala Lumpur’s Low Cost Carrier Terminal and Liangjiang Airport in Guilin, China, from 3 September 2008.Guilin, situated in the northeast of the Guangxi Region, is one of China’s most popular tourist destinations, welcoming over 13 million foreign visitors in 2007. Renowned for its unique scenery and cultural heritage, the city of Guilin is home to some of the world’s most famous natural tourist attractions including Seven Stars conversation park and Ri rivers.
Dato’ Sri Tony Fernandes, CEO AirAsia, said, “As a key tourist destination in China, Guilin is a valuable addition to AirAsia’s growing route network in Southern China. Considering the region’s popularity as a holiday destination, we are confident that there will be plenty of demand for the Guilin route.”
The launch of the new Guilin route marks the airline’s seventh destination to China, a route network which has carried over 2.2 million passengers to date.