AirAsia X Takes Off to London

Travel News Asia Latest Travel News Podcasts Thursday, 12 March 2009

AirAsias first flight between Kuala Lumpur and London took off on Wednesday from the Low Cost Carrier Terminal in KL at 9.00 am.

A send-off celebration was held at the terminal to mark the historic voyage for AirAsia and its long haul affiliate AirAsia X that operates the sector.

Joining AirAsia X Chairman Dato Seri Kalimullah Masheerul Hassan and CEO Azran Osman-Rani on the historic inaugural flight were the Secretary General of the Association of South East Asian Nations (Asean) HE Dr Surin Pitsuwan and the British High Commissioner to Malaysia HE Boyd McCleary.

The Airbus A340-300 flight flew off with a full load 286 guests onboard, including 30 in what the airline calls XL seats.

AirAsias first flight to London opened for sale in November 2008 with limited-time promotional seats available from RM499++ / GBP99++ per way.

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