AirAsia is to launch flights between its hub in
Kuala Lumpur and Jeddah in Saudi Arabia.
The flights from Kuala
Lumpur to King Abdul Aziz International Airport, Jeddah will
commence on 16 February 2013. The route will initially operate 3
flights weekly from 16 February to 30 April 2013, increasing to 4
flights weekly from 1 May 2013 onwards.
To celebrate the new route, AirAsia X is offering promotional
fares from as low as MYR399 (SAR499) in Economy, and from as low
as MYR1599 (SAR1999) for a Premium Flatbed from Kuala Lumpur to
Jeddah one way.
Bookings can be made from today (18/1/2013) until 20 January 2013, for travel
February 2013 and 9 February 2014. Terms and conditions apply.
“With Jeddah being the gateway to Holy
cities of Madinah and Makkah, we are delighted that our services
will provide more affordable travel for our Muslim guests in
Malaysia and throughout the region to perform the Holy pilgrimage
of Hajj and Umrah,” said
Azran Osman-Rani, CEO of AirAsia X. “Similarly, guests from Saudi Arabia
will have the opportunity to travel across our extensive network
in South East Asia and beyond. We believe that AirAsia’s wide
network and favourable fare structures make cultural, heritage,
recreational and shopping destinations across Malaysia, Singapore,
Indonesia, Thailand, Australia and other countries in the Asia
Pacific region more accessible to guests and thus will create new
travel demand from Saudi Arabia.”
AirAsia X Fly-thru
destinations on offer concurrent with the promotional campaign
include destinations from Jeddah to Australia (Melbourne) from SAR1,238, Indonesia (Jakarta, Medan, Surabaya, Bali) from
SAR712 and Singapore from SAR620. The
Fly-thru service allows passengers to purchase two flight sectors
and seamlessly transit via Kuala Lumpur for their next
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