AirAsia X has unveiled plans to launch direct
flights between Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia and Narita Airport near
AirAsia X will operate the route with four
flights per week,
delivering over 156,000 additional visitor seats through Narita
The flights, subject to government approval, are
scheduled to launch on 20 November 2019.
“Our guests can now fly from Kuala Lumpur to Tokyo, Japan,
either through Narita Airport or Haneda Airport, giving them more
flexibility on flight times and connectivity,” said AirAsia X
Malaysia CEO, Benyamin Ismail. “These new
services are in response to overwhelming consumer demand and ahead
of what will be a big year for Tokyo tourism in 2020. Operating from two airports in Tokyo with different flight times
will also entice more Fly-Thru guests connecting from other cities
within our global network, whilst at the same time, providing
Malaysians more flight options to travel to Japan’s capital and
currently operates seven weekly flights between Kuala Lumpur and
Tokyo - Haneda, as well as 21 weekly flights between Bangkok - Don Mueang and Tokyo - Narita.
Japan will this year host the Rugby World Cup
while in 2020 Tokyo will host the Olympic Games.