China Southern adds to tropical island portfolio
China Southern Airlines, Asia’s largest airline, has launched a new route to the Malaysian archipelago of Langkawi.
The announcement comes after the airline recently increased its London Heathrow-Guangzhou service to twice daily, meaning passengers can now take advantage of improved connection times to 30 new destinations across its network.
Set 30km from North West Malaysia, Langkawi, officially known as Langkawi Permata Kedah (the jewel of Kedah) is a paradise seeker’s dream, boasting clear waters, pristine beaches and jungle-clad hills. The archipelago comprises 99 islands – only four of which are inhabited, with Pulau Langkawi taking centre stage.
Still a relatively unknown paradise to international travellers, the islands have not suffered from overdevelopment, meaning visitors can enjoy the true rural Malaysia, with its traditional villages and relaxed atmosphere. Despite this, the destination still offers attractions for those who enjoy some modern-day frills, with a hugely popular aquarium boasting 200+ marine species, a cable car to the top of mount Mat Cincang (Langkawi’s second highest peak), and every consumers’ dream – duty-free shopping.
Nick Newman, commercial manager for China Southern Airlines, UK & Ireland, said: “Adding Langkawi to our network allows us to open up the unspoilt and lesser-known islands of South East Asia to the international market, giving those intrepid travellers the chance to discover some new hidden gems.
“The airline continually strives to make the world more accessible to its passengers, boasting a vast network of 200+ destinations across 40+ countries and regions in the world.”
Langkawi is China Southern Airlines’ sixth addition to its South East Asian portfolio, with existing routes connecting flyers to Penang, Phu Quoc, Sabah, Bali and Phuket.
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