AirAsia launches flights to Quanzhou

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KUALA LUMPUR (April 1): AirAsia Bhd is set to fly to Quanzhou in the southeastern Chinese province of Fujian, with a daily direct service from Kuala Lumpur commencing May 1.

To celebrate the route launch, the airline is offering promotional all-in-fares that start at RM99 from now until April 14, for travel from May 1 to Oct 26.

"Thanks to its status as a major trading port for more than three centuries, Quanzhou remains a melting pot of diverse cultures and religions, and boasts many Buddhist and Hindu temples, mosques and churches, as well as museums celebrating its proud maritime heritage," AirAsia said in a statement today.

Its chief executive officer Riad Asmat said AirAsia has been championing connectivity to secondary cities in China such as Guilin, Shantou and Nanning.

"As we continue to expand in China, we look forward to exploring opportunities to connect our other, secondary hubs in Malaysia to China as well," he added.