AirAsia strengthens east Malaysia network


SEPANG, 10 October 2018: AirAsia is strengthening its connectivity in East Malaysia with four-weekly flights from Kuching to Tawau starting 2 December.

AirAsia is the only Malaysian airline to offer direct flights between the capital city of Sarawak and the third largest city in Sabah state.

AirAsia Malaysia CEO Riad Asmat said:  “To launch a new route from our Kuching hub to Tawau is a testament to our commitment to further boost the connectivity in East Malaysia.”

Tawau is gaining popularity as a gateway to the Sabah’s dive sites, especially among Chinese tourists.

The airline said 99% of passengers on Fly-Thru routes to Tawau were from cities in China and 76% of all passengers visiting Tawau come from China.

AirAsia Malaysia (flight code AK) now flies to 13 destinations from Kuching, namely Kuala Lumpur, Kota Kinabalu, Kota Bharu, Johor Bahru, Bintulu, Langkawi, Penang, Sibu, Tawau, Miri, Shenzhen, Pontianak and Singapore. The airline also flies to four destinations from Tawau to Kuala Lumpur, Kota Kinabalu, Johor Bahru and Kuching.

To promote the new route, the airline is offering an all-in-fares from MYR79* one-way from Kuching to Tawau.

The promotional fare is available for booking on and the AirAsia mobile app from now until 14 October 2018 for travel between 2 December and 26 November 2019.

Flight Schedule for Kuching, Sarawak (KCH) – Tawau, Sabah (TWU):

*Promotional all-in-fares quoted are for one-way travel only inclusive of taxes and fees. Fare shown is for BIG members only. Terms and conditions apply.


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