AirAsia takes flight to Chengdu

Travellers flying out of Malaysia’s northern hub Penang can now enjoy another destination option as AirAsia launches new flights to Chengdu, the capital city of Sichuan Province, China. These new three times weekly direct flights commencing 8 March 2020 will provide exclusive air connectivity between the Pearl of the Orient to Sichuan.

Riad Asmat, CEO of AirAsia Malaysia said: “This is our first new route of the year, welcoming Visit Malaysia 2020 and in conjunction with Experience Penang 2020. Penang is one of our largest secondary hubs in peninsular Malaysia, to which we have flown more than 2.4 million guests to the island last year. This is our first route from the city to mainland China and we are confident it will boost visitor arrivals into Penang and vice versa.”

Best known as home to the adorable giant pandas, Chengdu is a thriving city with plenty to do and taste. With many natural, cultural and historical sights, some of the must-visit attractions include the Chengdu Research Base of Giant Panda Breeding, Jinli Ancient Street and the Leshan Giant Buddha and Wenshu Monastery. Besides Chengdu, the carrier currently flies to 12 destinations from its Penang hub.

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