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Air Asia launches Kuala Lumpur-Hua Hin flights

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AirAsia unveils “Kuala Lumpur-Hua Hin”

Promo all-in-fares starting THB 990* one way

 

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AirAsia flies you from the stylish coastal town Hua Hin to Malaysia’s diverse capital city, Kuala Lumpur with four times weekly direct flights starting 18 May 2018.

 

To commemorate the announcement of the new route, AirAsia is offering promotional all-in-fares from THB 990* one way on airasia.com and on AirAsia’s mobile app from now to 4 March 2018 for travel period between 18 May 2018 and 26 October 2018.

 

As a truly Asean airline, the latest route to Hua Hin marks AirAsia Malaysia’s (flight code AK) seventh destination that connects Malaysia and Thailand, consistent with the airline’s continuous efforts to provide the widest network in Asean and connecting the road less travelled in the region to the world.

 

Spencer Lee, Head of Commercial, AirAsia Malaysia said, “We are thrilled to introduce Kuala Lumpur-Hua Hin route as the latest addition to our ever-growing network. Since launching Phuket in 2003 as our first international route from Kuala Lumpur, we currently have flights to seven cities in Thailand. In 2017 alone, we carried about 1.3 million of guests from Kuala Lumpur to Thailand. Moreover, Thailand was ranked ninth among the world’s most visited countries by the United Nation’s World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) report published in 2017. Hence, we are positive that Hua Hin will be the new preferred holiday destination and hope that the new route will further contribute to the tourism growth for both cities.”

 

AirAsia Malaysia currently operates 165 weekly flights to Thailand. Besides Hua Hin, the airline also flies to six other routes to Thailand such as Bangkok (80 times weekly), Phuket (35 times weekly), Krabi (21 times weekly), Hat Yai (7 times weekly), Chiang Mai (14 times weekly), and Pattaya  (4 times weekly).

 

Kuala Lumpur is the perfect representation of the harmoniously multi-racial Malaysia. From its humble beginnings of a tin mining city, the ‘muddy confluence’ has progressively transformed into one of the most developed capital cities of Southeast Asia. Kuala Lumpur’s world-famous landmark, the Petronas Twin Towers (KLCC), and the surrounding attractions that host cultural elements from the various ethnicities represented in Malaysia are some must-visit sites when visiting the capital city. Places to visit such as the 421m tall KL Tower, Central Market (Pasar Seni), Petaling Street, KLCC, Malaysia Tourism Centre and Bukit Bintang are all accessible from the free GoKL bus. A day trip to visit other nearby attractions such as Port Dickson, Genting Highlands, Cameron Highlands, Bukit Tinggi, Putrajaya, Batu Caves, and Sunway Lagoon are also ideal from the city centre.

 

Visitors who wish to explore more of Malaysia can also take advantage of AirAsia’s domestic network to the idyllic resort island Langkawi; or fly further to the tip of Borneo Island Kota Kinabalu to marvel at Southeast Asia’s highest peak Mount Kinabalu, discover the mysterious Mulu Caves as well as dive into the world famous underwater world at Sipadan Island.

 

For latest AirAsia news, activities and promotions, please follow AirAsia on Twitter (twitter.com/AirAsia) and Facebook (facebook.com/AirAsia).

 

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

 

Flight Schedule for Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia (KUL) - Hua Hin, Thailand (HHQ):

 

Route

Flight No

Departure

Arrival

Flight Frequency

Kuala Lumpur - Hua Hin

AK830

1000hrs

1100hrs

Monday, Wednesday, Friday, Sunday

Hua Hin - Kuala Lumpur

AK831

1130hrs

1435hrs

Monday, Wednesday, Friday, Sunday

Remark: All times listed are local unless otherwise stated.

 

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all other flight in and out of Hua Hin have dried up over time.

 

lets see what happens with this.

 

it would be nice to fly to Chiang Mai from Hua Hin.

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After the visa runs, here come the visa-flies !!.....Good Idea though and hope it lasts for a while.

 

Definately much safer to take a plane and leave at the 60 day deadline, in place of taking a mini van and not knowing what to expect either on the road or on the border !!

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I checked seatguru.com and AirAsia flies only Airbus A320s, so the folks at our little airport must have figured out how to get that big jet to land and take off, luggage in and out, passengers on and off, fueled up, etc.

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Great News - at last our airport is being used and we can expect more discerning visitors

from KL.

KL is a great city to visit so its a win win situation for everybody.

Maybe Air Asia could run a KL/CM route with a stopover in HHQ - then we get two new destinations !

 

Use it or loose it

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The problem in the past has been the refusal of the Palace to let Jets - any jets - overfly Glaikongwan. That seems to be less of an issue now.

 

IMO, it would have been more sensible to build a new regional airport out near the Pranburi Bypass to serve Hua Hin, Pranburi and Cha Am. Could have been done 20 years ago, and was practically essential 10 years ago. Since it appears that much of the negotiation surrounded getting access to Singaporean and Malaysian golfers - up to 60,000 per year - it is amazing that rebuilding / relocating it still hasn't been suggested.

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My daughter is a member of the cabin crew on AA and told me about this a couple of weeks ago, but as they'd announced the same thing last year, I wasn't sure it would finally happen. Seems DMG won't be in the frame as it's too near, but AA stated that Hong Kong could be added to the route. Great to see this finally happen. Well done Air Asia and the local authorities for making this work.

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Well then soon also Hua Hin is spoiled by mass tourism. Too bad the overfly regulations of Glaikongwan not are respected any more.

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If I were a betting man I would not give this route six months of life after the introductory fares expire.

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I just tried to book some flights on the mobile app and the price was 1390 baht one way without luggage. No 990 baht ticket was offered

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On 3/1/2018 at 9:08 AM, mwbrown said:

I checked seatguru.com and AirAsia flies only Airbus A320s, so the folks at our little airport must have figured out how to get that big jet to land and take off, luggage in and out, passengers on and off, fueled up, etc.

Getting the "little" jet in and out of the "big" airport, HHQ, will be no problem. 2100m runway and they will carry return fuel from KUL so no refuelling required.

Air Asia are not a start up airline so all the problems you envisage will not occur.

Hope the route is well patronised and it is a success.

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On 3/2/2018 at 7:07 AM, Dimebag said:

I just tried to book some flights on the mobile app and the price was 1390 baht one way without luggage. No 990 baht ticket was offered

The only date that offered ฿990 fares HHQ-KUL was the inaugural date 18 May with only 2 seats available 10 minutes ago when I checked, all the other dates fares were higher. 

All the cheap seats have gone already, maybe.?

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