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AirAsia X to launch double daily services from Kuala Lumpur to Sydney, Melbourne and Perth
To celebrate, you can buddy up and save with our Buy 1, Fly 2 Sale!
SEPANG, 26 August 2013- AirAsia X Berhad, the leading low-cost, long-haul carrier, announced that the airline will increase its current flights to double daily flights services from Kuala Lumpur to Sydney, Melbourne and Perth later this year.
AirAsia X will increase its current flights to Sydney and Melbourne from 12 weekly flights and Perth from its current 9 weekly flights to 14 flights a week. The double daily flights from Kuala Lumpur to Melbourne will start on 1 October 2013; and to Sydney and Perth on 25 November 2013 effectively.
The announcement follows the finalisation of a revised bilateral agreement between the Australian and Malaysian governments and an expansion of AirAsia X’s long-haul fleet of Airbus A330-300s which will comprise 16 aircraft at the end of December 2013.
AirAsia X is expected to become Australia’s fourth largest foreign carrier by the end of 2013 as it allocates its additional capacity for the remainder of the year to the market.
Azran Osman-Rani, CEO of AirAsia X said, “Overall, the airline has carried over 3.4 million passengers to and from its Australian routes since it began operations in Australia in 2007. Australia contributes over 40% of the airline’s total revenue, with an average of 83% passenger load in the first half of 2013.”
“We are delighted to increase the current flights to double daily flights on our Australian routes. Our flights from Kuala Lumpur to Sydney, Melbourne and Perth routes have performed extremely well and the new double daily services will help meet increasing demand.”
“The double daily services will provide guests with a greater choice of travel times and enable us to offer improved flight connections across our network and that of the AirAsia Group, which would further encourage the growth of tourism and trade of both countries. With the additional frequencies, AirAsia X is also looking at doubling our fly-thru arrivals into Australia and from Australia across our group network.”
“AirAsia X has been lobbying both governments for some time for the increased capacity, and we are delighted to be able to further expand our reach across these dynamic cities from Kuala Lumpur.”
“Australia is a huge part of our core focus, and Australians can expect to see us continuing to expand our operations in this vitally important market,” concluded Azran.
To celebrate the double daily flights, AirAsia X is offering a “Buy 1, Fly 2” sale which allows guests to book with a friend and split one amazing fare.
The sale is available for online bookings from 26 August 2013 to 1 September 2013 for the travel period for departures from Kuala Lumpur between 1 October 2013 and 5 August 2014; and Perth and Sydney departures from 25 November 2013 to 5 August 2014.
In one of AirAsia X’s best deals yet, two people can fly from Kuala Lumpur to Sydney, Melbourne and Perth from as low as MYR 599* one way.
Fly-Thru promotional deals are available from as low as MYR 699* from Penang to Perth. Guests may also opt for other exciting fly-thru deals that include services from AirAsia X other destinations such as from China and Korea to Melbourne, Sydney and Perth via the Kuala Lumpur hub. The Fly-thru service allows guests to seamlessly purchase two flight sectors and connect via Kuala Lumpur.
AirAsia X also recently announced its entry into Adelaide, with four weekly flights to its hub in Kuala Lumpur set to begin October 31, 2013 and a return to seven flights a week on the Gold Coast.
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.
On top of that, AirAsia X recently introduced the “Quiet Zone” cabin on all its long-haul flights across China, Taiwan, Japan, Korea, Australia and Nepal. The new service enhancement is exclusively for guests who are above age 12. The “Quiet Zone” cabin features a new ambiance with soft lighting, offering a more relaxing cabin atmosphere, which will ensure a more pleasant journey for our guests.
AirAsia X was awarded 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. The AirAsia Group also received its 5th consecutive year title as the World’s Best and Asia’s Best Low Cost Airline at the 2013 Skytrax World Airline Awards.
For more information, please visit www.airasia.com
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About AirAsia X
AirAsia X is the low-cost, long-haul affiliate carrier of the AirAsia Group that currently flies to destinations in China, Australia, Taiwan, Korea, Japan, Nepal and the Middle East. The airline currently serves 15 destinations across Asia (Tokyo, Osaka, Seoul, Busan, Taipei, Beijing, Hangzhou, Chengdu, Shanghai and Kathmandu), Australia (Sydney, Melbourne, Perth and Gold Coast) and the Middle East (Jeddah). AirAsia X currently operates a fleet of 13 Airbus A330-300s, each with a seat configuration of 12 Premium Flatbeds and 365 Economy seats. The airline has carried over 9 million guests since it commenced long-haul in 2007. Our vision is to further solidify our position as the global leader in low-cost, long-haul aviation and create the first global multi-hub low-cost carrier network along with other carriers of the AirAsia Group.
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