AirAsia to fly to Mulu Dec 1


AirAsia to fly to Mulu Dec 1
By Hamidah Atan

November 22 2006

BEGINNING December 1, AirAsia is set to fly to Mulu, Sarawak, in its latest effort to support Visit Malaysia Year (VMY) 2007.

Group chief executive officer Datuk Tony Fernandes said AirAsia will be code-sharing with Fly Asian Xpress (FAX) in providing the service.

“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,” he said.

Fernandes said by collaborating with FAX, AirAsia customers can fly to Miri and reach Mulu with FAX to experience the world’s largest natural rock chamber.

The code-share will provide AirAsia customers the convenience of exploring Mulu and Sarawak at affordable fares," Fernandes said.

"With four hubs in Malaysia, including the LCC terminal at the Kuala Lumpur International Airport, Johor Baru, Kota Kinabalu and Kuching, we can now focus on enhancing connectivity and increasing the capacity for our guests.

“By working closely with Tourism Malaysia, we hope to bring VMY to greater success,” he said.

This is the first code- sharing arrangement Air- Asia concluded with FAX, presently the largest national carrier in east Malaysia serving major and rural cities within the two states.

FAX chief executive officer Raja Mohd Azmi Raja Razali said the company is committed to ensuring the growth of tourism in Sabah and Sarawak.

“We are happy with this smart partnership with AirAsia as this collaboration serves as a platform for FAX to tap into the ever growing passenger base of AirAsia and provide easy, hassle-free connectivity to routes serviced by FAX,” he said.