24 October 2015
AirAsia Bhd (AirAsia) has commenced its direct flights from Kuala Lumpur to Male (Maldives) with its inaugural flight taking off Kuala Lumpur International Airport 2 (klia2) with a flight load of over 90 per cent.
According to a statement, the flight landed at Ibrahim Nasir International Airport, Maldives at 2010hrs local time.
The Kuala Lumpur to Male (Maldives) route is currently exclusive to AirAsia and guests from Incheon, Osaka, Hong Kong, Shenzhen, Bangkok, Gold Coast and Penang are also able to connect to this idyllic holiday destination via AirAsia’s Fly-Thru service.
To celebrate the inaugural flight, several resorts in the Maldives are offering discounts and privileges exclusively to AirAsia guests with up to 40 per cent off hotel rates at properties such as Holiday Inn, Sheraton, W Retreat & Spa and more.
Spencer Lee, head of Commercial for AirAsia said, “We are proud to be the only airline connecting Malaysia to the Maldives directly.
“It is one of the most-sought-after getaways in the world for leisure travelers and are considered by many travellers as the perfect place for a honeymoon or group vacation.
“We would like to thank Maldives Airports Company Limited for their warm welcome and look forward to collaborate further to boost connectivity between Kuala Lumpur and Maldives, especially via our Fly-Thru service.
“We embarked on an exercise to optimize our route network and as result, have introduced seven exclusive routes this year, including Maldives. This continued expansion of our network highlights our commitment in offering our guests the best connectivity throughout the region.”
Adil Moosa, managing director of Maldives Airports Ltd said, “It’s very special for all of us as the much anticipated airline AirAsia has launched its direct flights from Kuala Lumpur to Maldives.
We are indeed honoured to have such a reputed airline and we are confident that AirAsia will add value to our airport and we will fully support AirAsia in every way.
“I would like to convey our special thanks on behalf of Maldives Airports Company Ltd to the AirAsia team for choosing Ibrahim Nasir International Airport in their route expansion and I wish AirAsia all the best in their future endeavours”.
“Maldives Airports Company Ltd (MACL) welcomes Asia’s number one low cost airline AirAsia to Ibrahim Nasir (INIA) International Airport. In many ways, AirAsia has captured the hearts of many passengers as a very special airline.
“AirAsia’s new routes to INIA would boost the Maldivian tourism and trade benefiting Maldivian economy,” he added.
-The Borneo Post
Original Source: malaysiandigest.com