AirAsia it to launch of its first long haul, low
cost, route into the Middle East between Abu Dhabi in the UAE and
Kuala Lumpur in Malaysia.
The new Kuala Lumpur – Abu Dhabi route
will begin on 23 November 2009 with five flights per week, just in
time for the peak Haj and Eid-dul Adha travel season.
To celebrate the
opening for sale of this new route, AirAsia X is offering a promotional all-in fare of AED99 (RM99).
The fare can be booked from today, 20 August to 26 August
2009, for travel between 23 November 2009 to 31 July 2010.
AirAsia X CEO Azran
Osman-Rani said, “We are ecstatic with our first long haul route
into the Middle East from Kuala Lumpur ...... Abu
Dhabi is the largest city in UAE, with a population of 2 million –
in which more than 80% of the population are frequent traveling
expatriates. Hence, we foresee an increasing trend of UAE
travelers flying to Malaysia for holidays; tapping into a very
lucrative market. There will also be potential demand from
Malaysian and ASEAN travelers who dream to experience the wonders
of the Middle East for the first time, as it is now so affordable
to do so.”
route will be serviced by the Airbus A340 aircraft with a 286
passenger capacity including 30 premium seats.
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