Wed, 11 July 2018

AirAsia to Transition Melbourne Flights to Avalon Airport in December

AirAsia confirmed on Tuesday that it will transition its double daily Melbourne (Australia) flights from Tullamarine Airport (MEL) to Avalon Airport (AVV) on 5 December 2018.

Flight D7 218 from Kuala Lumpur will be the first service into Avalon Airport scheduled to arrive Melbourne on the morning of 5 December 2018.

AirAsia has said that travellers booked to travel to/from Melbourne from 5 December onwards will be contacted directly by the airline and provided with their new travel details including a range of provisions should they wish to change their travel plans.

(from left to right) AirAsia X Group Head of Commercial, Barry Klipp; AirAsia X Malaysia CEO Benyamin Ismail; Mayor for the City of Greater Geelong, Councillor Bruce Harwood; Australian High Commissioner to Malaysia, H.E.Andrew Goledzinowski AM; Avalon Airport CEO, Justin Giddings flanked by cabin crew at the launch of AirAsia to transition its Melbourne services to Avalon Airport. Click to enlarge.

“Avalon Airport has many advantages including a hassle free, streamlined arrivals and departures area and location close to one of Australia’s greatest tourism icons - the Great Ocean Road, at the same time retaining convenient access to the downtown CBD,” said AirAsia X CEO, Benyamin Ismail. “Our target is to carry half a million guests in the first year of operation, and we’re already reviewing other exciting destinations we could potentially launch from Avalon in the future.”

Avalon Airport CEO Justin Giddings said, "The new international terminal construction is well underway. At almost 9000sqm, it will house state of the art facilities with the latest innovations in customs equipment and processes, as well as a fantastic choice of Duty Free shopping and food and beverage options. We can’t wait to welcome AirAsia as our first international tenant as well as guests from Malaysia and around the world to our new international terminal.”

The two airports are roughly 62 kms apart.

AirAsia's KL - Avolon (AVV) schedule from 5 December 2018. Click to enlarge.

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