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AirAsia X launches Flights between Kuala Lumpur and Melbourne

Travel News Asia Latest Travel News Podcasts Wednesday, 12 November 2008

AirAsia Xs inaugural flight from Kuala Lumpur to Victoria touched down at Melbourne Airport today (Wednesday, 12 November) on time at 11.40am.

AirAsia X will initially service the route between Melbourne and Kuala Lumpur with four return flights per week, but plans to upgrade this schedule to daily return flights during the peak season from 18 December to 16 January 2009. Daily return flights will then commence from March 2009.

AirAsia X now actively services three Australian destinations including Melbourne, Perth (six weekly return flights) and the Gold Coast (four weekly return flights). The airline also operates five return flights each week between Kuala Lumpur and Hangzhou (Shanghai) in China.

Were expecting this route to perform strongly as it is one of the most requested Australian destinations from our Malaysian guests and we know Melbourne travellers are keen to have regular, affordable travel options to Malaysia. said Azran Osman-Rani, Chief Executive Officer of AirAsia X. Since commencing sales in September 2007 we have sold over 400,000 Air Asia X seats to date on our route network and over 60,000 between Melbourne KL, which is the highest performing new route.

Passengers travelling with AirAsia X will enjoy the comforts of the airlines new Airbus A330 aircraft, which features the latest technology,  fixed-backshell seats with trademark sleek black leather upholstery, in-flight entertainment featuring innovative content and applications and Wi-Fi access.

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