AirAsia continues expansion into China with two new services from KL to Lanzhou and Quanzhou
(L-R) General Manager of Lanzhou Airport Wang Haide, Deputy Director of the Department of Culture and Tourism of Gansu Province Huo Yulong, CEO of AirAsia X Malaysia Benyamin Ismail and Minister of Tourism for the Embassy of Malaysia in Beijing Zalizam Zakaria flanked by cabin crew
AirAsia continues its expansion into China with two new services from Kuala Lumpur to Lanzhou and Quanzhou starting from May 1, 2019, taking the number of AirAsia destinations in China to 24.
“Malaysia and China are celebrating 45 years of bilateral relations this year. These exclusive direct services from Kuala Lumpur to Lanzhou in the northwest and Quanzhou in the southeast will deliver an additional 280,000 seats per annum to and from China, allowing us to forge even stronger ties between both nations,” said AirAsia X Malaysia CEO Benyamin Ismail.
AirAsia China CEO Tassapon Bijleveld added that AirAsia has grown its footprint in China for more than 14 years now, connecting millions of people from ASEAN to underserved second- and third-tier Chinese cities at low fares. “And China remains a key market for our future growth. Just recently, we launched our new Bangkok-Shenyang service and we continue to review a number of other potential Chinese routes that we hope to be in a position to announce soon.”
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