Monday, 8 May 2017

(The Star) AirAsia to fly directly from Kuching to Pontianak

KUCHING: AirAsia will now fly to Pontianak, Indonesia, from Kuching with direct daily flights starting June 5.

This marks AirAsia’s 10 route from Kuching and the airline’s second route from Malaysia into Pontianak.

“We are excited to launch our second international flight from Kuching, which will further grow our connectivity between Malaysia and Indonesia for all our guests.

“Pontianak offers a unique experience for travellers with it being one of the 12 cities that straddle the Equator,” said its head of commercial Spencer Lee in a statement.

“We are confident this new route will contribute to the five million tourists target for Sarawak this year aside from boosting the local economy and trade sector,” he added.

In celebration of the new route, travellers can look forward to all-in-fares from RM89 one-way, which are available from now until April 2, 2017 for the travel period from June 5 to Sept 30 this year.

AirAsia BIG members who book during the promotion period can also earn two times AirAsia BIG points on the base fare.

As the capital city of West Kalimantan, Indonesia, Pontianak is also known as Kota Khatulistiwa (Equator City) for being the only city in the world situated right on the Equator that divides the northern and southern hemispheres.