I just arrived here in Kuala Lumpur roughly 5 hours ago together with fellow Pinoy Travel Bloggers for the Maiden Flight of Airphil Express’ Kuala Lumpur – Manila route. Starting today, June 21, 2012 Airphil Express will now have direct flights from Manila to KL and vice versa.
Travel Bloggers at Ninoy Aquino International Airport T3 (photo courtesy of Edgar Alan Zeta-Yap)
Last tuesday, we had a pre-trip briefing held at Tourism Malaysia’s Manila Office at the Fort. I was litterally overwhelmed with the presentation. There was so much activities to do in KL but we only have less day 3 days to spend here in Malaysia haha but its ok, I will explore Malaysia’s tourist attractions one at a time but for this trip, I just want to discover the culinary offerings of Malaysia. So that means my post will be more on Food.. Food.. Food:)
Airphil Express now flies to Kuala Lumpur
It would normally take 3 hours and 30 minutes to reach KL from Manila but our Airphil Express flight arrived 32 minutes earlier… truly an express flight:) While onboard, Bianca Tamayo gave us Tourist Privileges Shopping Card to get more discounts in some participating malls.
OutoftownBlog.com goes to KL
Upon arrival at the Kuala Lumpur International Airport, our aircraft was welcomed by colorful water cannons and before we headed to the arrival area, the Airport General Manager together with his staffs wearing colorful costumes welcomed us and gave us a bag of tokens complete with Map and travel guides.
My Electronic Ticket
After the short press conference at the KLIA, we headed to the impressive Malaysian Immigration area. Airport Immigration in Malaysia now uses biometric system at all border entry points to make everything easier and to aid in crime prevention. The use of biometric system in Malaysia started last June of 2011.
Ribbon Cutting with Tourism Malaysia’s Director Masrina Mohd Bakri and Airphil Express Officials
From Kuala Lumpur International Airport to Kuala Lumpur City we took the PearlHolidays.com Bus courtesy of Tourism Malaysia. From the airport, it took us almost an hour to reach Bukit Bintang where our hotel is located. For the next two nights we will be staying at Radius International Hotel here in Kuala Lumpur.
Airphil Express is making it easier and much more affordable for frequent flyers to experience Petronas Towers and other interesting destinations in Kuala Lumpur.
Airphil Express Souvenir Items
Flights from Manila to Kuala Lumpur (and vice versa) are initially scheduled every Tuesdays, Thursdays and Sundays with flights departing from Kuala Lumpur to Manila at 11:55pm. The expected time of arrival is 4:05am in Manila. The return flight from Manila to Kuala Lumpur, meanwhile is at 7:40pm and expected arrival in KL is 11:25 pm.
Tourist Privilleges Discount Card
The flight from KL to Manila (vice-versa) is the budget airline’s third international route to date. Airphil Express also offers regular flights to Hong-Kong (via Cebu and Clark) as well as Singapore (via Clark and Manila). To prepare for future expansions in the regional market and to ensure that traveling on Airphil Express Continuous to be safe and comfortable, the airline has also beefed up its fleet recently with three additional A320’s, hiking its total to nineteen aircraft – 11 airbus 320’s and three Q300’s and five Q400’s.
Inaugural Flight to Kuala Lumpur Press Conference
Since it began operation on March 2010, the airline has already introduced 32 regular flights to domestic destinations in the Philippines. Airphil Express has become an airline of choice by frequent travelers because of affordable rates and convenience driven services like the Web Check-In, Seat Selector, Travel Insurance and Prepaid Baggage as well as up to 10 kilos free baggage allowance.
Line at the Malaysian Immigration
Travel with Airphil Express has also been made much more convenient for passengers with hand-carried bags as they can now check-in their flight anytime, anywhere through the airlines’ Mobile Check-in (MCI) service using a smart phone. Just visit http://www.airphilexpress.com/mci within three to 24 hours from their domestic or international flight. Guest can also select their seats and generate boarding passes at their convenience using the same service.
Beautiful Malaysian Ushers
Finally, passengers can also book a flight from Kuala Lumpur to Manila by sending an email to Pacific World Travel, Airphil Express General Service Agent based in Kuala Lumpur at KUL2P@pacificworld.travel. They could also call (+603 2142-3030) or visit Pacific World at Level 6 and 9 office Tower #1 Jalan Nagasari (Off Jalan Raja Chulan) Kuala Lumpur Malaysia. The Agency is open Monday to Friday 9am to 9pm and Saturdays 9am to 1pm.
Sample of Malaysian Food at the Press Con
For bookings, inquiries and to know more about the latest Airphil Express airline ticket promotions, you can visit www.airphilexpress.com. Follow Airphil Express on Twitter – www.twitter.com/airphilexpress and like them on Facebook www.facebook.com/airphilexpressph.
Many thanks to Tourism Malaysia, Airphil Express for our flights and Chartis for our Airphil Express Worry Free Travel Insurance.