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AirAsia connects Kuala Lumpur with Shantou, China

Tis Meyer / Planepics.org

AirAsia launches its brand new four times weekly direct flight from Kuala Lumpur to Shantou, China.

This will be the airline group’s 14th exclusive route into China from Malaysia, and flights will commence operations on 25 March 2016. The route is operated by AirAsia Berhad (airline code AK) on the Airbus A320 with 180 seat capacity.

Spencer Lee, Head of Commercial for AirAsia Berhadsaid, “We are very happy to add Shantou into our list of destinations in China. There has been a demand for this route, and we are pleased to announce this four times weekly direct flight. We are positive that this route will further add towards the number of Chinese tourist arrivals into Malaysia, especially with the recent announcement by the government to relax visa policies for China visitors into the country.”

Located on the eastern coast of Guangdong province, Shantou is one of the primary hometowns of Chinese who are living abroad. Long coastal lines and a pleasant subtropical marine climate provides the city with many charming tourist attractions. Nan Ao Island, Qing Ao Bay, Lotus Peak, Queshi Scenic Spot, Chen CiHong’s former residence, Symbolic Tower of the Tropic of Cancer, Zhongshan Park and Rainbow Shadows in the Harbour are collectively known as the Eights Sights of Shantou not to be missed.

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