KUALA LUMPUR: AirAsia will begin its new direct flight from Penang to Melaka on July 1, 2019.
The budget airline said the flights would boost tourist arrivals to Melaka, helping to support the state government’s target to attract 20 million visitors in 2019.
In a statement today, AirAsia said in its quest to celebrate this milestone, the airline is offering free seats for the new route with all-in member fares from as low as RM12 for one-way travel.
Chief executive officer Riad Asmat said with its Unesco world heritage listing and rich history, Melaka is a choice tourist destination in Malaysia.
“This new route further strengthens our tourism footprint in Malaysia, providing more options for international visitors to travel between the states of Penang and Melaka.
“We look forward to continuing our work to explore even more new routes to Melaka from other parts of our Asean network,” he said.
To mark the occasion, AirAsia is offering its guests up to 50% off hotels in Melaka or Penang, and an extra 5% off using the promo code HOTEL5.
To book, log in to airasia.com or the AirAsia mobile app from now until April 21, 2019 and travel from July 1, 2019 to June 2, 2020.