KUALA LUMPUR, Feb 13 (Bernama) — AirAsia will launch a new route from Kuala Lumpur to Tianjin beginning April 2.

Tianjin is located in northern China and 120km from Beijing. It is connected to the Chinese capital via a 30-minute high-speed Beijing-Tianjin Intercity Rail service.

In a statement today, AirAsia said that the new service would be operated by AirAsia X, the low cost long-haul airline, affiliated to it.

“This route is part of AirAsia’s strategic expansion plan in China and East Asia, in response to strong demands from Malaysia and the greater Asean population, as well as China,” said AirAsia X chief executive officer, Azran Osman-Rani.

He said that apart from benefiting tourism, the new route would further enhance business and economic ties between the region and China.

AirAsia’s China network currently includes Guangzhou, Shenzhen, Hangzhou, Guilin, Haikou, Macau and Hong Kong.

Bookings for the new route open from now until Feb 22 for travel between April 2,2009 and Jan 31, 2010.



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