AirAsia, the world’s best low cost airline will now fly to Pontianak, Indonesia from Kuching with direct daily flights commencing on 5 June 2017.

Operated exclusively by AirAsia with the flight code AK, this marks AirAsia’s 10th route from Kuching and the airline’s second route from Malaysia into Pontianak.

Spencer Lee, Head of Commercial for AirAsia said, “We are excited to launch our second international flight from Kuching which will further grow our connectivity between Malaysia and Indonesia for all our guests. Pontianak offers a unique experience for travellers with it being one of the twelve cities that straddle the Equator. We are confident this new route will contribute to the five million tourists target for Sarawak this year aside from boosting the local economy and trade sector.”

In celebration of the new route, travellers can look forward to all-in-fares from RM89* one-way which are available from now until 2 April 2017 for the travel period from 5 June 2017 to 30 September 2017. AirAsia BIG members who book during the promotion period can also earn two times (2X) AirAsia BIG Points on the base fare. Visit or use the AirAsia mobile app on the iPhone or Android devices to enjoy the special promotional fares.  

As the capital city of West Kalimantan, Indonesia, Pontianak is also known as Kota Khatulistiwa (Equator City) for the being the only city in the world situated right on the Equator that divides the northern and southern hemispheres. It is famously home to the Equator Monument and biannual festivities that witness a shadowless moment twice a year.

The city is known for floating restaurants on the 1,143 kilometres long Kapuas River, the most important river in the area; Taman Alun-Alun Kapuas, a popular city park along the Kapuas River that features esplanades around a monumental central fountain; the Monument Digulist that pays tribute to the struggling eleven leaders in West Kalimantan in the past; the biggest mosque in the province and the pride of the city, Masjid Mujahiddin; the Palace of Khadariyah, also known as the Palace of the Sultan of Pontianak; and many more.   

Visitors should also savour the special Pontianak drink that mixes aloe vera with syrup; shop for popular aloe vera products at the Pontianak Aloe Vera Centre or bring home distinctive patterned weaved cloths for a reasonable price as souvenirs; and enjoy fresh seafood at the famous Pondok Seafood “Abang Kepiting” where diners can choose their variety of seafood to be cooked in several ways.

AirAsia currently flies to nine destinations from Kuching with a total of 438 weekly flights both ways. The destinations are Miri, Sibu, Bintulu, Kota Kinabalu, Johor Bahru, Kota Bharu, Penang, Kuala Lumpur and Singapore. Aside from Kuching, AirAsia also operates direct flights from Kuala Lumpur to Pontianak since 2015.

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*Promotional all-in fares quoted are for one-way travel only inclusive of taxes. Terms and conditions apply.

Flight Schedule for Kuching (KCH) – Pontianak, Indonesia (PNK)

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Flight Schedule
AK 1028
AK 1029

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