STARTING June 5, 2017 – AirAsia will open new route, direct daily flights between Kuching and Pontianak.

In a statement, AirAsia said the flight, with the code “AK”, marks the airline’s 10th route from Kuching, and its second route from Malaysia into Pontianak.

AirAsia head of commercial, Spencer Lee, said the company is confident the new route will contribute to the five million tourists target for Sarawak this year, aside from boosting the local economy and trade sector.

AirAsia Head of Commercial, Mr Spencer Lee

“We are excited to launch our second international flight from Kuching, which will further grow our connectivity between Malaysia and Indonesia for all our guests.

“Pontianak offers a unique experience for travelers, with it being one of the twelve cities that straddle the equator,” he said.

In celebration of the new route, travelers can look forward to all-in-fares from RM89* one-way, which are available from now until April 2, for the travel period from June 5, 2017 to Sept 30, 2017.

AirAsia BIG members who book during the promotion period can also earn two times AirAsia BIG Points on the base fare.