AirAsia X is to launch direct flights between
Shanghai and Kuala Lumpur from 19 February 2013.
Initially the airline will operate the
route 6 times weekly but will increase the flight frequency to
daily from 1 May 2013.
To celebrate the launch, AirAsia X is
offering launch fares to Shanghai from Kuala Lumpur from as low as
MYR199 (CNY515) one way on Economy and from just MYR799 (CNY1699)
one way on its Premium Flatbeds.
The launch fares are available
for online bookings from 23 to 25 November 2012 for travel between
19 February and 30 September 2013.
Azran Osman-Rani, Chief
Executive Officer, AirAsia X, said, ďBarely 5 months since we
launched our first flight into the heart of China-Beijing, AirAsia
X is spreading our wings further into the Peopleís Republic of
China, with the announcement of Shanghai, one of the worldís
largest cities by population. Jointly as a Group (Malaysia AirAsia
and AirAsia X, Thai AirAsia and Philippines AirAsia), the addition
of Shanghai will be our fourteenth destination in China after
Hangzhou, Beijing, Chengdu, Guilin, Shenzhen, Guangzhou, Nanning,
Kunming, Wuhan, Chongqing and Xian including Hong Kong and Macau; offering our guests excellent connectivity across China.Ē
Guests will also be able to book Fly-thru flights from
Shanghai to Australia (Sydney, Perth, Melbourne, Gold Coast), Indonesia (Medan, Surabaya, Bali, Jakarta), Thailand (Bangkok, Chiang
Mai, Phuket, Krabi,) Vietnam (Ho Chi Minh) and Singapore.
The Flu-thru service allows passengers to seamlessly purchase two
flight sectors and connect via Kuala Lumpur.
Shanghai - Kuala Lumpur route will be operated on the Airbus
A330-300 aircraft with a configuration of 12 Premium flatbed seats
and 365 Economy seats.
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