AirAsia X has unveiled plans for a major expansion of its operations, with additional flights to eight destinations across the Asia Pacific region.
The Kuala Lumpur-based low-cost carrier will gradually ramp up the frequency of its flights to destinations in Australia, Japan, China and Taiwan over the coming months.
In Australia, services to Melbourne and Perth will both increase to twice a day, while Sydney will be ramped up to 11 flights per week.
In Japan, AirAsia X’s Osaka service will rise to nine weekly flights and Sapporo will increase to five weekly services. The airline’s routes to mainland China’s two largest cities, Beijing and Shanghai, will both increase to 11 flights per week, and in Taiwan the airline’s Taipei service will rise to two flights per day.
All of AirAsia X’s flights are operated using its two-class, 377-seat Airbus A330-300 aircraft, which come equipped with flat-bed seats in the premium cabin.
“As the pioneer for low-cost long-haul travel, we are pleased to offer our guests greater value with additional flight options to selected destinations. Our guests can now enjoy more flexibility in their traveling plans for the coming few months through the added flight frequencies which will be an added convenience factor,” said Arik Kumar De, AirAsia X’s head of commercial.
Passengers travelling on these routes can also connect to AirAsia’s short-haul flights at Kuala Lumpur International Airport, using the group’s ‘Fly-Thru’ service.