AirAsia X is to increase its flight frequency to
Tokyo (Haneda), Japan, from its current three flights to six
flights weekly effective from 23 March 2012.
From 22 June 2012,
AirAsia X will operate daily flights from the Low Cost Carrier
Terminal in Kuala Lumpur to the Japanese capital.
AirAsia X currently flies four times weekly to Osaka (Kansai).
The increase in frequency is part of the
airline’s realignment plan announced recently which will focus on
increasing services to its core markets in Australasia, China,
Taiwan, Japan, and Korea.
The increase in flight frequencies to
Tokyo (Haneda) follows AirAsia X’s recent announcement of its
Australian route to Sydney, which will see AirAsia X commencing
services from Kuala Lumpur from 1 April 2012.
To-date, AirAsia X has flown over 100,000 passengers to Tokyo
(Haneda) with an average passenger load factor of 75%. The
airline incurred a drop in passenger traffic from March to June
2011 due to the Tohoku tragedy. However, demand for the route
has rebounded back to normal with healthy two-way traffic
consistently above 80%.
“The increase in flights to and from Tokyo is in
response to the growing demand for the sector, which continues to
see steady increase in passenger traffic and yields from the time
AirAsia X first began flying into the Japanese city on 9 December
2010,” said AirAsia X Chief Executive Officer, Azran Osman-Rani. “With our wide network and strong brand
affinity in Japan, we remain focused to grow our existing core
markets and are geared up to capitalise on the continuous increase
in demand for air travel to and from Japan. We will also leverage
on our affiliate airline, AirAsia to provide a feeder network for
intra-ASEAN travel as the world shifts its focus towards Asia and
the emerging markets across ASEAN.”
the additional flight frequencies to Japan, AirAsia X is offering
travellers a promotional all in fare from as low as RM199 one way on
Economy to Tokyo (Haneda) from Kuala Lumpur. Those looking to fly
with extra comfort to Japan, AirAsia X Premium fly flatbed seats
are also on offer from as low as RM999 all in one way from Kuala
Lumpur to the city.
Similarly, AirAsia X’s South East Asian guests
fly thru flights to Tokyo with promotional fares from as low
as THB4490 all-in, one way from Thailand, IDR969,000 all-in, one
way from Indonesia and SGD139 all-in, one way from Singapore.
The promotion fares are available before 13 February
2012 for travel between 23 March and 27 October 2012.
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