KUALA LUMPUR: Low value provider AirAsia Bhd has launched new flights to Chengdu, the capital metropolis of Sichuan Province, China for travellers flying out of Malaysia’s northern hub Penang.
These new thrice weekly direct flights commencing eight March 2020 will present unique air connectivity between Penang to Sichuan Province.
“We’re excited to announce our first new route of the brand new 12 months, welcoming Go to Malaysia 2020 and along side Expertise Penang 2020.
“Penang is one in all our largest secondary hubs in Peninsular Malaysia, to which we have now flown greater than 2.four million friends to the island final 12 months.
“That is our first route from Penang to Mainland China and we’re assured this extra route will proceed to spice up customer arrivals into Penang, and vice versa,” AirAsia Malaysia chief govt officer Riad Asmat mentioned in a press release at present.
Greatest often called residence to the lovely big pandas, Chengdu is a thriving metropolis with a lot to do and style.
With many pure, cultural and historic sights, among the must-visit sights embody the Chengdu Analysis Base of Large Panda Breeding, Jinli Historic Road and the Leshan Large Buddha and Wenshu Monastery.
Named by UNESCO as a ‘Metropolis of Gastronomy’, many common Chinese language dishes resembling Mapo Tofu and Kung Pao Rooster originate from the area.
Travellers can even select to unwind by having fun with fragrant tea at any of the native teahouses.
Chengdu can also be a gateway to the western territories of China, together with Tibet, which its capital Lhasa is residence to the historic middle of Tibetan Buddhism and well-known Potala Palace, in addition to the Unesco World Heritage Website Jiuzhaigou, one of the vital scenic locations in China.
Moreover Chengdu, AirAsia presently flies to 12 locations from its Penang hub, specifically Bangkok, Ho Chi Minh Metropolis, Surabaya, Jakarta, Medan, Singapore, Kuala Lumpur, Johor Bahru, Langkawi, Melaka, Kota Kinabalu and Kuching.