(11 September 2022, 10:44 +07) AirAsia X (AAX) has resumed commercial services to Australia, after a two year hiatus caused by the pandemic.
The airline launched twice weekly flights between Kuala Lumpur and Sydney, Australia on Friday, and will connect the service to Auckland, New Zealand from 7 November 2022.
AirAsia X will also resume direct flights to Melbourne and Perth commencing early November 2022.
AirAsia X. Picture by Steven Howard of TravelNewsAsia.com
“Australia is one of our key markets and we are pleased to return our service to the country and reconnect our guests between Sydney and Kuala Lumpur with great value fares,” said Benyamin Ismail, CEO of AirAsia X. “We would also like to applaud the Australian government for accelerating the visa process for tourists to strengthen the travel and tourism industry, and thank the Malaysian government for reopening the border without restrictions, which will provide a welcome boost to the nation’s economic recovery. As we return to the skies, we will continue to review our network and cater to the increasing demand in our core markets with additional new season services added to the schedule in the near future. We hope this resumption of service will not only benefit our guests but both countries’ tourism industry as a whole.”
Australia remains a key market for the AirAsia X Group. Thai AirAsia X, the affiliate long haul sister airline of AirAsia X, has also recently confirmed that it will launch new direct services from Suvarnabhumi Int. Airport (BKK) near Bangkok to Melbourne and Sydney, commencing 1 and 2 December 2022, respectively.
Flight schedule between Kuala Lumpur and Sydney:
Rob Wood, Executive General Manager Aviation of Sydney Airport, said, “It is great to see AirAsia X resuming their popular Sydney to Kuala Lumpur service as we cater to the increasing demand for travel throughout Malaysia. After a two-year absence caused by COVID, we are sure this service will be welcomed by travellers seeking great value fares to one of Malaysia’s most in-demand cities.”
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