Sign up | Log in



PR Today

Home >> Press Release


The Increase in Flight Frequency is part of the Airline’s Commitment to Japan

OSAKA, 22 Aug, 2013 – AirAsia X Berhad, Malaysia’s leading low-cost, long-haul carrier, an affiliate of the AirAsia Group, announced today the increase of its flight frequency from Kuala Lumpur to Osaka from four weekly flights currently to daily effective 25 November, 2013. The move is part of the airline’s growth strategy in North Asia and continued strategic emphasis on the Japanese market.


AirAsia X commenced flights to Japan in December 2010 to Tokyo (Haneda) and flights to Osaka commenced in November 2011. AirAsia X increased its initial three weekly flights from Kuala Lumpur to Tokyo (Haneda) to daily in June 2012. The airline is committed to Japan and the additional flight frequency to Osaka is in line with its expansion strategy for the region.


AirAsia X will be offering promotional fares to celebrate the daily flight frequencies from as low as MYR299* (JPY12,000) on Economy and MYR1399 (JPY35,000) on Premium from Kuala Lumpur to Osaka, Japan.  Fares are available for booking online from 23 August to 1 September 2013 for travel between 16 December 2013 and 30 June, 2014.


At a media gathering in Osaka today, Azran Osman-Rani, Chief Executive Officer of AirAsia X said, “AirAsia X is responding to the strong and growing travel demand to and from Osaka, Japan. The airline has recorded on average 81% passenger load in the first half of 2013, proving the strong demand for the route since the commencement of its inaugural flight in November 2011. Overall, the airline has carried over 0.5 million passengers to and from its Japan routes and Japan contributes over 14% of the airline’s total revenue in the first half of 2013.”


“The timings of the new additional frequencies would further provide our guests from Malaysia and the surrounding region to Osaka and from Kansai region to South East Asia and beyond the flexibility in their travel with better connectivity. With the convenience of our Fly-Thru flights, guests from our long haul network and that of the AirAsia Group may connect seamlessly to over 85 destinations across the Group’s network. The additional flight frequencies will indeed open up new horizons for commercial activities and boost tourism in Kansai and the Asean region.”

Fly Thru services available on offer include flights from Osaka to Australia (Perth, Sydney, Melbourne, Adelaide) from as low as JPY22,900*, Indonesia (Bandung, Medan, Jakarta, Bali, Surabaya) from as low as JPY16,900*, Malaysia (Kuching, Kota Kinabalu, Penang, Langkawi) from as low as JPY15,900*, Thailand (Bangkok, Chiangmai, Phuket) from as low as JPY17,900*, India (Chennai, Kochin) from as low as JPY21,900*, Philippines (Manila) from JPY18,900*, Cambodia (Phnom Penh) from JPY19,900*, and Singapore from JPY13,900*. The Fly-thru service allows passengers to seamlessly purchase two flight sectors and connect via Kuala Lumpur. Same booking and travel period applies for our Fly-Thru promotion.


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 was lauded the World’s Best Low Cost Airline Premium Seat and the World's Best Low Cost Airline Premium Class titles at the 2013 Skytrax World Airline Awards which took place at the Paris Airshow.

For more information, please visit

Reach Southeast Asia!
10- Nations, 560- Million Consumers
And $1 -Trillion Market
We are the Voice of Southeast Asia Media Kit
The only Media Dedicated to Southeast Asia Advertising Rates for Magazine
Online Ad Rates

Comment on this Article. Send them to

Letters that do not contain full contact information cannot be published.
Letters become the property of AseanAffairs and may be republished in any format.
They typically run 150 words or less and may be edited
submit your comment in the box below

Today's  Stories    23  August 2013 Subsribe Now !
• 111 Thai listed firms pay interim dividends for H1/2013 Subcribe: Asean Affairs Global Magazine
• Integration, Implication, and Future Directions, the ASEAN-Canada Forum and Public Symposium Reflects on the ASEAN Community Asean Affairs Premium
• Indonesia, Singapore aim to strengthen ties
Research Reports
on Thailand 2007-2008

•Textiles and Garments Industry

•Coffee industry

•Leather and footwear industry

•Shrimp industry

• Aquino cool to 'million people' march against pork
• Myanmar moves forward to bring further improvements: UN envoy 
• AirAsia's profits drop 62% in Q2
• Vietnam fishing for seafood sector development
Asean Analysis           23 August 2013 Advertise Your Brand
• Asean Analysis- August 23, 2013
Engagement in the Indo-Pacific: The Pentagon Leads by Example
• Asean Analysis- August 23, 2013
Singapore's future way/challenge towards a society of happiness
• Asean Weekly:The Biweekly Update 23 August 2013
Asean Stock Watch     22 August  2013
• Asean Stock Watch-August 22, 2013 

ASEAN NEWS UPDATES      Updated: 04 January 2011

 • Women Shariah scholars see gender gap closing
• Bank Indonesia may hold key rate as inflation hits 7 percent
• Bursa Malaysia to revamp business rules
• Private property prices hit new high in Singapore • Bangkok moves on mass transport
• Thai retailers are upbeat
• Rice exports likely to decline • Vietnamese PM projects 10-year socioeconomic plan


This year in Thailand-what next?

AseanAffairs   04 January 2011
By David Swartzentruber      

It is commonplace in journalism to write two types of articles at the transition point between the year that has passed and the New Year. As this writer qualifies as an “old hand” in observing Thailand with a track record dating back 14 years, it is time take a shot at what may unfold in Thailand in 2011.

The first issue that can’t be answered is the health of Thailand’s beloved King Bhumibol, who is now 83 years old. He is the world's longest reigning monarch, but elaborate birthday celebrations in December failed to mask concern over his health. More






1.  Verifier

1. Verifier

For security purposes, we ask that you enter the security code that is shown in the graphic. Please enter the code exactly as it is shown in the graphic.
Your Code
Enter Code

Home | About Us | Contact Us | Special Feature | Features | News | Magazine | Events | TV | Press Release | Advertise With us

| Terms of Use | Site Map | Privacy Policy  | DISCLAIMER |

Version 5.0
Copyright © 2006-2017 TIME INTERNATIONAL MANAGEMENT ENTERPRISES CO., LTD. All rights reserved.
Bangkok, Thailand