AirAsia launches new route to Belitung, Indonesia

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KUALA LUMPUR (Aug 19): AirAsia has launched a new route connecting Kuala Lumpur to Belitung, an island off the east coast of Sumatra, Indonesia.

In a statement today, AirAsia said its four times weekly direct service will commence on Oct 2, 2019.

AirAsia regional commercial head Amanda Woo said Belitung is a place with huge untapped tourism potential.

"We hope that with this new direct service, more and more people will be able to discover this hidden gem.

"The new route is also a testament to our firm commitment to support the Indonesian government in its efforts to develop 10 new priority tourism destinations," she said.

To celebrate this new route, AirAsia is offering special all-in AirAsia BIG member fare from as low as RM79 from Kuala Lumpur.

Passengers were advised to book their flight on airasia.com or the AirAsia mobile app from today until Aug 25 for travel between Oct 2 and March 28, 2020 to enjoy these special fares.

BIG members will enjoy zero processing fees when making payment using BigPay.

In addition to the new route, AirAsia also operates daily flights to Belitung from Jakarta beginning Oct 1, 2019.

AirAsia currently connects Kuala Lumpur to 14 other Indonesian destinations — Jakarta, Surabaya, Medan, Bali, Lombok, Yogyakarta, Pekanbaru, Pontianak, Padang, Palembang, Semarang, Makassar, Bandung and Banda Aceh.