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AirAsia X to Increase Tokyo Flights; Launches Promotion

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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.

In addition, AirAsia X currently flies four times weekly to Osaka (Kansai).

The increase in frequency is part of the airlines 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 Xs 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.

To commemorate 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 Xs South East Asian guests can enjoy 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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