AirAsia Berhad announced that it will resume the roundtrip international air route between Kuala Lumpur and Tianjin from February 1, 2010.
In late 2009 the airline has announced that it was suspending this route between November 23, 2009, and January 30, 2010. According to Wang Bin, the public relations manager of AirAsia China, flights will leave Tianjin at around 14:00, which will be more convenient for passengers from nearby cities. AirAsia will also add more airport buses and intercity buses to make it easier for passengers outside Tianjin to catch the flight.
The average occupancy rate of all AirAsia's China routes has reached 75%; occupancy rates on the Hong Kong, Macau, Guangzhou, Shenzhen, Guilin, Hangzhou, and Chengdu routes have even reached an average of 85%.
The Tianjin route is AirAsia's first in northern China. The airline is currently planning promotional activities in cities around Tianjin to improve the visibility of this route.