AirAsia X Moves from Stansted to Gatwick

Travel News Asia Latest Travel News Podcasts Videos Tuesday, 25 October 2011

AirAsia X has moved its station in London from London Stansted International Airport to Gatwick Airport.

To commemorate this event, AirAsia X, the Malaysian-based long haul, low cost affiliate of AirAsia, is offering travellers the opportunity to walk the streets of London and explore the wide variety of museums and monuments for RM 689 (151) from Kuala Lumpur to London.

Travellers who prefer a more luxurious long haul flying experience can grab this opportunity to try the Premium Fly Flat bed seats from Kuala Lumpur to London for RM 3,389 (743). These seats are equipped with standard business class specifications of 20 width, 60 pitch and stretches out to 77 in full recline position. The Premium Fly Flat bed seats also includes universal power sockets, adjustable headrests and built-in personal utilities such as tray table, drink holder, reading light and privacy screen.

AirAsia Xs decision to switch from Stansted to Gatwick Airport is to provide guests with a larger variety of connectivity options as travellers arriving into London via Gatwick Airport can conveniently choose to either connect domestically or internationally from its wide range of available flights, trains and buses to get into London City, Europe and beyond.

With better connectivity to various countries and cities, AirAsia X hopes to drive in more passengers from its feeder network in South East Asia to visit and explore the vast travel opportunity in London and Europe via Gatwick Airport.

Head of Commercial AirAsia X, Darren Wright said, From our first flight into London back in March 2009 till today, we are strong supporters of our Kuala Lumpur London route and are always looking for ways to improve ourselves to increase passenger traffic in and out of London. With that being said, we believe that our move into Gatwick Airport will help this route grow as we are now providing guests with greater choices for connectivity such as better and faster rail and bus connections into London, Europe and beyond via Gatwick Airport.

Travellers from Australia, New Zealand, China and Taiwan can also take advantage of this celebration with Fly Thru flight deals with fares to London from Australia (Perth, Melbourne) from as low as A$539, New Zealand (Christchurch) for N$669, China (Hangzhou) for RMB 2,679 and Taiwan (Taipei) for T$11, 490.

These Fly Thru flights provides guests transiting in Kuala Lumpur with a seamless connection to their onwards flight into London by eliminating the need for immigration clearance or a transit visa when they arrive in Malaysia. Upon arrival in Kuala Lumpur, guests will be given access to the transit hall linking to the departure lounge where guests can rest, eat and shop before their connecting flight arrives.

AirAsia X will commence flights from Kuala Lumpur Low Cost Carrier Terminal (LCCT) to Gatwick Airport with 3 flights weekly for the month of November and increasing it up to 5 or 6 flights weekly during winter from December 2011 till March 2012.

The promotional fares are available until 30 October 2011 for travel between 10 January 31 March, 2012.  Terms and conditions apply.

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