07 October 2018


MEDIA l AirAsia and Tourism Perak Good Relationships in Tourism 

Malaysian is what we called is a food heaven, because we are country easy to find halal food for Muslim religion and we are also have Indian food, Chinese cooking style, western food, middle east and other things.

Travelling is becoming a hobby for most Malaysians, especially of the Gen Y (millennial). It is understandable as travel is becoming affordable with flights getting cheaper and we are also proud our country because a part of powerful passports in the world


Firstly, i would like to say thank you AirAsia and Perak Tourism invited and bring me the first flight JHB to Ipoh. I'm a part of AirAsia blogger community, not too late to mention congratulations to AirAsia as a opening of new routes JHB to Ipoh. 

Menteri Besar of Perak AB Tuan Ahmad Faizal Bin Dato’ Azumu  & 
Riad Asmat (AirAsia Malaysia CEO) give goodies bag first flight
passenger from Johor Bahru.

AirAsia flight AK6082, operated by an Airbus A320 departed Senai International Airport at 7:30 a.m. and arrived at Sultan Azlan Shah Airport at 8:40 a.m. Guests on board the inaugural flight were greeted by Menteri Besar of Perak YAB Tuan Ahmad Faizal Bin Dato’ Azumu, State Finance Officer Dato' Abu Bakar bin Haji Said, State Tourism, Arts and Cultural Committee Chairman YB Tan Kar Hing, Tourism Perak CEO Zuraida Md Taib, Tourism Malaysia Perak State Director Mohd Roslan Abdullah, Malaysia Airports Acting Group CEO Raja Azmi Raja Nazuddin, AirAsia Group Berhad Board of Director Dato’ Aziz Bakar and AirAsia Malaysia CEO Riad Asmat.


Good news for our local, 1st October 2018 AirAsia’s inaugural flight from Johor Bahru to Ipoh, adding an exciting new destination to the airline’s extensive network. You know why, AirAsia choose Ipoh as a new destination because high demanding our local when i'm attended Press Conference at Sultan Azlan Shah Airport, Ipoh. You know what, if your take bus from Larkin, Johor Bahru to Ipoh approximately seven (7) until eight (8) hours if not jammed. But, if you take flight you can be there approximately 1 hours without beyond circumstance.


What we can see, both parties like give and take in political to make sure they have good relationships both of them, because of what transportation to easy our local to travelling and spend time for they family. 

Menteri Besar of Perak YAB Tuan Ahmad Faizal Bin Dato’ Azumu said, “The state government is truly excited to welcome new visitors to Perak and I would like to applaud AirAsia for launching the route. We have no doubt that AirAsia’s four times weekly direct services will further boost the number of visitors to the state and contribute significantly to the state’s economy. Looking ahead, the state government is setting up Perak Tourism Action Council (PTAC). Among the first tasks for PTAC is to come up with a masterplan to drive the state’s tourism sector. This includes the rebranding of the state’s tourism, including Ipoh, to lure more domestic and foreign visitors. We have full confidence in AirAsia to play its part as our strategic partner to further promote Perak.”

AirAsia Malaysia CEO Riad Asmat said, “We are delighted to launch direct services to Ipoh, a long-anticipated addition to our route network. The launch of this new service is a testament to our continuous effort to extend our reach domestically. We have been aggressively expanding our network from Johor Bahru to enable more people to fly from and to this charming city. In addition to Johor Bahru - Ipoh services, we have also commenced direct flights from Johor Bahru to Alor Setar today. We are confident both Ipoh and Alor Setar will be extremely popular destinations for business and leisure travellers.”

Ipoh marks AirAsia Malaysia’s (flight code AK) 17th domestic destination and the 16th route from Johor Bahru hub. In addition to Ipoh, AirAsia also flies from Johor Bahru to Bangkok, Jakarta, Surabaya, Ho Chi Minh City, Guangzhou, Kuala Lumpur, Penang, Langkawi, Kuala Terengganu, Kuching, Miri, Sibu, Kota Kinabalu, Tawau and Alor Setar.


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