SEPANG, 15 August 2018: AirAsia strengthens its Kota Kinabalu hub with the launch of a new direct route to Macau, China.
The four weekly flights will commence 2 November linking the capital of Sabah state in Malaysia with Macau, the world’s wealthiest gambling mecca.
Best known globally as ‘The Vegas of Asia’, Macau also has 25 world historical heritage sites that reflect a blend Portuguese and traditional Chinese attributes.
AirAsia Malaysia head of commercial, Spencer Lee said: “Kota Kinabalu is one of our largest hubs … We recently launched direct flight from Kota Kinabalu to Bangkok, and we are delighted to connect Sabah to Macau and the Pearl River Delta. We hope to bring the world to Sabah by linking Sabah with ASEAN, North Asia, Australia and beyond.”
This year the airline has flown more than 6.7 million passengers to and from Sabah with 281 weekly flights.
AirAsia is offering special introductory all-in-fares from Kota Kinabalu to Macau starting at MYR129*.
The fare is available for booking on airasia.com and the AirAsia mobile app until 19 August for travel from 2 November to 29 March 2019.
Besides Macau, AirAsia also operates nine international direct routes from Kota Kinabalu to Bangkok, Singapore, Manila, Hong Kong, Guangzhou, Shenzhen, Hangzhou, Wuhan and Taipei; as well as eight domestic routes to Kuala Lumpur, Tawau, Sandakan, Miri, Kuching, Penang, Kota Bharu and Johor Bahru.
The Historic centre of Macau includes historic streets, residential, religious as well as public Portuguese and Chinese buildings, which are inscribed on UNESCO’s World Heritage list.
Travellers can stroll through streets lined with European-style neoclassical buildings and browse classy boutiques along Senado Square.
Highlights of the trip include a tour to the ruins of St. Paul’s, Macau’s most famous landmark built in the 16th century originally as a college and cathedral.
To get the most spectacular bird’s eye view of the city, head to Macau Tower, a 338m national monument, which offers thrilling activities such as Tower Climb, Bungee Jump, Sky Jump, or Skywalk.
Macau is also packed with entertainment centres, such as the lavish Venetian Macau and Macau Fisherman’s Wharf, a huge theme park ideal for the whole family.