KUALA LUMPUR: AirAsia X Bhd (AAX) has announced its latest services to Melbourne (Tullamarine) and Perth in Australia, as well as Auckland in New Zealand, which will all take flight from Nov 1, 2022.
The long-haul budget carrier said these three key routes boost the airline's robust growth plans with 13-routes set to be operating this year, including Sydney, New Delhi, Seoul, Tokyo, Sapporo, Osaka and Honolulu, as well as London, Dubai and Istanbul.
AAX will recommence its services to Melbourne (Tullamarine), Perth and Auckland (via Sydney) with three weekly flights from November and will gradually increase the frequency to daily flights by the first quarter of 2023 to meet strong pent-up demand.
In a statement, AAX chief executive officer Benyamin Ismail said in 2019, the airline flew over a million guests to both countries, which shows that Australia and New Zealand are important markets for AAX.,
“After a two-year hiatus, we are back stronger than ever and proud to renew our commitment to making medium to long-haul air travel affordable once again for everyone in this region as well as across Asean.
“As the world reopens and travel restrictions ease, we are confident these new services will prove popular. Our Premium Flatbeds remain the best low-cost seats in the sky, which we know are always in high demand for our Australian and Kiwi guests from down under.
“Importantly with over a dozen routes in our network this year, our valued guests with outstanding credit will be able to use their travel vouchers to book future travel to many exciting destinations with us,” he said.
Value fares from Kuala Lumpur to all three new destinations are available for booking on the airasia Super App and website from RM499 to Perth, RM699 to Melbourne and RM1,999 to Auckland all-in-one way on the economy.
AAX also flies from Kuala Lumpur to Sydney with all-in fares from RM899 on economy and RM2,799 on a Premium Flatbed one way and return from A$309 on the economy and A$899 on a Premium Flatbed commencing November 2022.