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AirAsia X to take off for Adelaide, Australia

Launch fare from as low as MYR199* (AUD99)* one way from Kuala Lumpur to Adelaide

AIRASIA X BERHAD, the long-haul, low fare affiliate of the AirAsia Group is headed for Adelaide, with direct flights between the city and Kuala Lumpur set to take off on 30th October 2013 from just MYR199* (AUD99*) one way.

AirAsia X will fly four times weekly from its hub in Kuala Lumpur to Adelaide International Airport, providing affordable travel for guests from the AirAsia group network to connect to the capital city of South Australia.

Adelaide will be AirAsia X’s fifth Australian destination after the Gold Coast, Melbourne, Perth and Sydney.

The route will be the only direct low cost service between Malaysia and Adelaide, and will be operated by the Airbus A330-300 aircraft with a seating capacity of 377.

The new service was announced today by AirAsia X CEO Azran Osman-Rani during a special ceremony attended by South Australian Premier Jay Weatherill and Tourism Minister Leon Bignell at the Adelaide Convention Centre.

To celebrate the open for sale of the new route, AirAsia X is offering incredible fares from Kuala Lumpur to Adelaide from as low as MYR199*(AUD99*) one way on Economy and from as low as MYR999* (AUD599*) one way on Premium. Promotional fares are available for bookings online between 30th July and 4th August, 2013 for travel between 30 October 2013 and 5 August 2014.

“We are thrilled to announce that AirAsia X is finally jetting into Adelaide, which means now every Adelaidian can fly to South East Asia and beyond and vice versa,” Mr Osman-Rani said.

“The long-haul, low cost airline began services just 6 years ago with the aim of making long-haul travel affordable for everyone. This new route ensures Adelaidians access to over 80 destinations across 20 countries including Kuala Lumpur, Bali, Osaka and Singapore at affordable prices. Guests from the AirAsia Group network may also conveniently fly to Adelaide via Kuala Lumpur hub soon when direct flights commences in October.”

“Australia is one of our core markets where AirAsia X will see its wings expand and the Adelaide route has been a priority. Our goal since launching our first Australian service on the Gold Coast in 2007 was to operate in the five major states, and we are proud to have accomplished this within six years.”

“We are very excited to finally touch down in South Australia and bring some much needed competition to the skies.”

AirAsia X will increase its flight frequencies to daily services during peak periods between December and February from Kuala Lumpur.

Adelaidians will be able to fly to a host of destinations from Kuala Lumpur using AirAsia’s Fly-Thru service, which allows guests to easily connect between two different flights via the Kuala Lumpur Low Cost Carrier Terminal without having to worry about checking in twice.

Fly-Thru routes available from Adelaide are: Chengdu in China; Bali, Jakarta, Medan and Surabaya in Indonesia; Osaka in Japan; Kota Kinabalu, Kuching, Langkawi and Penang in Malaysia; Singapore; Seoul and Busan in South Korea; Taipei in Taiwan; Bangkok and Phuket in Thailand; and Ho Chi Minh in Vietnam.


“Kuala Lumpur is a gateway hub to a range of other destinations such as Brunei, Siem Reap, Shanghai, Bangalore, Tokyo, Vientiane, Alor Setar, Yangon, Kathmandu, Chiang Mai and Krabi,” Mr Osman-Rani said.

“Whether you’re after a shopping holiday in Tokyo or Hong Kong, a trekking adventure in Kathmandu or Kota Kinabulu or a beachside break in Bali or Phuket, there’s a destination to suit everyone in the AirAsia group network.”
Together with the AirAsia Group, AirAsia X has established itself as a market leader and innovator in travel and technology, offering not just flights but a comprehensive travel experience with the introduction of mobile apps, interactive travel guides of the countries and destinations that the airline flies to, self check-in options and more.

AirAsia X was the first long-haul, low fare carrier to introduce Premium Flatbed seats, which have standard business class specifications of 20” width, 60” pitch and stretch out to 77” in full recline position.

The Premium flatbeds feature universal power sockets, adjustable headrests and built-in personal utilities such as tray table, drink holder, reading light and privacy screen. Premium seat guests also enjoy premium complimentary products and services including Pick A Seat, Priority Check-in, Priority Boarding, Priority Baggage, 25kg Baggage Allowance, Complimentary Meal and Pillow & Duvet.

AirAsia X’s most recent innovation has been the Quiet Zone between rows 7 to 14, directly behind premium class, which is reserved for guests aged 12 and above on AirAsia X long-haul flights.

AirAsia also recently expanded its Red Carpet service which includes fast track immigration, security clearance and priority boarding to guests departing Kuala Lumpur to long-haul destinations, and introduced the Empty Seat Option, which lets travellers stretch out by securing empty seats next to their seat at a nominal price.

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