AirAsia X has launched flights between Kuala
Lumpur, Malaysia and Adelaide, Australia.
AirAsia X will fly four
times weekly from its hub in Kuala Lumpur to Adelaide
The route is the only direct low cost
service between Malaysia and Adelaide, and will be operated by the
Airbus A330-300 aircraft with a seating capacity of 377.
To celebrate the commencement of the new route,
AirAsia X is offering fares from Adelaide to Kuala Lumpur from as
low as A$199 one way in Economy and from as low as A$869 one
way in Premium. These promotional fares are available for bookings
online between now and 10 November 2013 for travel before 5 August 2014.
Osman-Rani, CEO of AirAsia X said, “We are thrilled to finally
touchdown into Adelaide as it would mean that now guests from the
South East Asia region across the AirAsia Group network and beyond
can fly to Adelaide. Similarly, the South Australians may now have
direct access to our Kuala Lumpur hub and connect to other
exciting destinations served by the AirAsia Group. This would
indeed boost tourism traffic for both sectors.”
“AirAsia X will offer more competitive fares and choices to our
guests. Australia is a huge part of our core focus, and Australians can expect to see us expand our operations further in
this vitally important market in the future,” said Azran.
South Australians will be able to fly to a host of
destinations from Kuala Lumpur using AirAsia’s Fly-Thru service,
which allows guests to easily connect between two different
flights via the Kuala Lumpur Low Cost Carrier Terminal without having to worry about checking in twice.
routes available from Adelaide are: Chengdu in China; Bali,
Jakarta, Medan, Bandung and Surabaya in Indonesia; Osaka in Japan;
Kota Kinabalu, Kuching, Langkawi and Penang in Malaysia;
Singapore; Seoul and Busan in South Korea; Taipei in Taiwan;
Bangkok and Phuket in Thailand; and Ho Chi Minh in Vietnam.
Azran concluded, “We are pleased with the
encouraging response for the Adelaide service. Our inaugural
flight recorded over 80% passenger load and we believe that this route
will be as successful as our other Australian routes in the long
run especially with more affordable fly thru connections
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