AirAsia to Increase Flights to Australia


KUALA LUMPUR – AirAsia is set to increase its Kuala Lumpur-Melbourne frequencies from eleven to twelve flights weekly, beginning February 3 next year.

Darren Wright, AirAsia X general manager, Australia, said despite the difficult economic climate, the Melbourne route continued to show strong growth for the airline.

“The Kuala-Lumpur – Melbourne route has been particularly popular for us and it shows no signs of weakening any time soon,” Wright said.

“This new service will give passengers better two-way connectivity by reducing transit times when connecting to further destinations and beyond including London, China and the Middle East and other routes serviced by AirAsia’s growing network,” he added.

The new flight will depart Melbourne every Wednesday at 1.25pm and arrive in Kuala Lumpur at 6.40pm that day, local time. The inbound flight departs Kuala Lumpur at 1.20am and arrives into Melbourne at 12.10pm, local time.

Coinciding with the extra flight, AirAsia in February will roll out its new Premium Class seating on the Airbus A330, replacing the existing XL Class and providing larger, reclining seats – particularly attractive to long-haul passengers flying with AirAsia to China, Europe and the Middle East.

In further signs of growth for AirAsia X, the airline is also adding an additional service to its Kuala Lumpur–Gold Coast route, boosting its frequency to a daily flight effective February 6.

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