AirAsia X has launched flights between Kuala
Lumpur and Naha Airport in Okinawa, Japan.
AirAsia will operate
the flights, which will fly via Taipei, four times per week on
Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays and Sundays.
Flight D7 384 is scheduled to leave KL at 07:35
and land in Taipei at 12:20. The aircraft then departs Taipei at
13:20, landing in Okinawa at 16:00.
The return flight, D7 385, is timed to leave Naha
Airport at 17:30 and land in Taipei at 18:10 before departing for
KL at 19:10. The aircraft is scheduled to land back in KL at 00:05
the following day.
AirAsia X Chairman, Tan Sri Rafidah Aziz,
said, “With the addition of Okinawa, AirAsia X now flies to 35 destinations.
AirAsia Group, our combined fleet of over 250 aircraft can now
connect Okinawa with over 150 destinations across ASEAN, Asia
Pacific, the Middle East and the US.”
Travellers from Kuala Lumpur to Okinawa Naha are not
required to obtain a visa during their one-hour stopover in Taipei
and may return to their seats after clearing a quick security
check of their carry-on bags and inflight belongings.
“As we begin to accept the delivery of the
technologically-advanced Airbus A330neo aircraft later this year,
the Group will continue to evaluate and consider launching
exciting and viable new routes to destinations such as in Eastern
Europe, within Asia and Australia. Such new routes, if viable, can
accelerate domestic and regional tourism growth, especially in key
markets with high demand,” added Tan Sri Rafidah.