AviationThe largest foreign carrier into China consolidates its position

AirAsia X expands China connection with KL-Wuhan service

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AirAsia currently operates daily flights to Wuhan, nicknamed the ‘Chicago of Asia’, from Kota Kinabalu in Sabah.

AirAsia X will connect Kuala Lumpur and the Chinese city of Wuhan with a four times weekly service from March 22.

AirAsia currently operates daily flights to Wuhan, nicknamed the ‘Chicago of Asia’, from Kota Kinabalu in Sabah.

The carrier’s chief executive, Benyamin Ismail, said in a statement the company is the largest foreign carrier into China, and the destination is set to receive 32 weekly flights from Kuala Lumpur, Kota Kinabalu, Bangkok and Phuket.

"China is a segment that continues to record encouraging progressive performance annually and remains the focus of AirAsia X's network expansion strategy.

"Wuhan will soon be a virtual hub for the AirAsia and AirAsia X groups. We are committed to maintaining growth, while developing innovative products and services," he said. 

The AirAsia group currently operates 409 weekly flights from various ASEAN cities across 45 routes to 17 destinations in China, making it the largest foreign carrier in the country.

To promote the new Kuala Lumpur-Wuhan service the airline is offering special one-way promotional fares from RM199 (US$44.55).

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