AirAsia is responding to a surge in travel demand between Malaysia
and China by increasing flight frequencies between the two countries.
Seat capacity for AirAsia Malaysia (AK) and AirAsia X Malaysia (D7)
flights to and from China reached 80% in July. Popular routes, such as
Kuala Lumpur-Shanghai, Kota Kinabalu-Guangzhou, Kuala Lumpur-Nanning,
and Kota Kinabalu-Wuhan, have seen seat capacities as high as 95%.
Between March and early July this year, both airlines sold over
320,000 seats between China and Malaysia, approximately 30% of the
pre-Covid levels in 2019. A significant 75% of the seats were sold to
Chinese nationals, signifying Malaysia as a popular destination for
In response to the strong demand, AirAsia has unveiled the following:
- AirAsia Malaysia (AK) resumes flights from Kota Kinabalu to Hangzhou with three weekly flights starting on 2 September 2023.
- AirAsia X Malaysia (D7) increases services from Kuala Lumpur to Beijing (Daxing) to five flights weekly beginning 1 September.
- AirAsia X Malaysia (D7) increases flights from Kuala Lumpur to Shanghai to seven flights weekly starting 15 September.
- AirAsia X Malaysia (D7) increases flights from Kuala Lumpur to Hangzhou to four flights weekly starting 30 September.
AirAsia Malaysia (AK) currently offers 14 routes to and from China,
operating over 104 flights weekly, while AirAsia X Malaysia (D7) flies
four routes with over 22 weekly flights to China from Kuala Lumpur.