AviationBudget carrier says route is unprofitable

Air Asia says farewell to Adelaide

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Adelaide to lose Air Asia X flights
Adelaide to lose Air Asia X flights
Adelaide to lose Air Asia X flights
Adelaide to lose Air Asia X flights

An AirAsia spokesman said the airline could not justify continuing the route that has been operating for little more than a year.

Budget carrier AirAsia X will axe direct flights between Kuala Lumpur and Adelaide because it is losing money on the route.

The last flight from Adelaide will depart on January 25.

An AirAsia spokesman said the airline could not justify continuing the route that has been operating for little more than a year.

"The Kuala Lumpur-Adelaide route unfortunately hasn't been profitable, and in light of difficult trading conditions for us in Australia, we've had to make this decision," he said.

Air Asia X flagged last month that it would drop some flights to Australia, while increasing services in North Asia and other regions.

The budget airline's Australian operations recorded a loss before tax of US$41 million in the September quarter.

Passengers who have booked flights beyond January 25 will be given the option of a refund.

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