04/10/2019 | Press release | Distributed by Public on 04/09/2019 22:00
SEPANG, 10 April 2019 - AirAsia spreads its wings to the historical state of Melaka with new daily direct flights from Penang starting 1 July 2019.
The new flight will boost tourist arrivals to the city, helping to support the state government's target to attract 20 million visitors in 2019.
AirAsia Malaysia CEO Riad Asmat said, 'With its UNESCO world heritage listing and rich history, Melaka is one of the number one places to visit in Malaysia. This new route further strengthens our tourism footprint in Malaysia, providing more options for international visitors to travel between the states of Penang and Melaka.
'We look forward to continuing our work to explore even more new routes to Melaka from other parts of our Asean network.'
To celebrate this milestone, AirAsia is offering free seats* for the new route with all-in members fares from as low as RM12* for one-way travel. Guests can also enjoy up to 50% off on hotels in Melaka or Penang, and an extra 5% off using the promo code HOTEL5. To book, log-in to airasia.com or the AirAsia mobile app from now until 21 April 2019 and travel from 1 July 2019 to 2 June 2020.
One of Malaysia's most sought after holiday destinations, Melaka is listed as a UNESCO heritage sites in 2008. Popular attractions in Melaka include A Famosa Fort, St Paul's Hill, Stadthuys, and Christ Church which are the colonial buildings established during Portuguese, Dutch and British era. Travellers can also enjoy fun water activities in Melaka Wonderland; hire a trishaw for a relaxing tour in the heritage city and stroll along Melaka River while enjoying the view of beautiful murals painted on the historical streethouses.
Exclusive savouries in Melaka include traditional Nyonya delicacies; Satay Celup - skewered meat, seafood or vegetables dipped in a boiling pot of satay gravy; Putu Piring - steamed rice flour cake with Gula Melaka filling; Asam Pedas - sour and spicy fish-stewed dish; chicken rice balls and many more.