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AirAsia X to Launch KL - Shanghai Flights

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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.

The 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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