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AIRASIA X TO INCREASE FLIGHT FREQUENCY TO TAIWAN AND AUSTRALIA

Sepang, 14 March, 2012

Growth in frequencies in line with network realignment to focus on core markets

In line with its move to strategically focus on its core markets this year, AirAsia X, the Malaysian based long haul, low fare affiliate of AirAsia will increase its flight frequency from Kuala Lumpur to Taipei, Taiwan and Perth, Australia as part of the airline’s network realignment strategy announced earlier this year.

The additional frequencies will see the current daily flights to Taipei (Taiwan) increase to eleven flights a week effective from 22 June 2012 onwards and the current daily flights to Perth (Australia) increase to nine flights a week effective from 24 June, 2012 onwards.

AirAsia X remains focused in strengthening its network of its core markets in Australia, Japan, Korea, China, Taiwan and Iran where it can build a leadership position in the long-haul, low cost aviation sector in 2012.

Azran Osman-Rani, Chief Executive Officer of AirAsia X said, “AirAsia X is responding to the strong and growing travel demand to and from Taiwan and Australia. The demand for travel to Perth and Taipei has recorded strong average passenger loads in excess of 85% in 2011. The timings of the new additional frequencies would further provide our guests from Malaysia and the surrounding region flexibility in their travel and better connectivity into Australia and Taiwan and vice versa from the cities into Kuala Lumpur, where guests are able to tap on our vast route network of over 80 destinations across South East Asia and beyond.”

AirAsia X commenced services to Perth (Australia) in November 2008 and since then, carried over 750,000 passengers to and from Perth (Australia). The airline currently operates flights to Gold Coast, Melbourne, and Sydney besides Perth in Australia.
Similarly, AirAsia X commenced services to Taipei (Taiwan) in July 2009 and within a short span of just over 2 years, carried over 740,000 passengers to and from Taipei.

“The additional flights will open up new horizons for commercial activities and boost tourism in the ASEAN region, Taiwan and Australia. We are confident that the network realignment plan would strategically expand our growth in Australia and Taiwan,” concluded Azran.

To commemorate the additional flight frequencies, AirAsia X is offering our guests’ promotional fares from as low as MYR299 one way (all-in) from Kuala Lumpur to the bustling city of Perth (Australia) and Taipei (Taiwan).

In addition, guests from Taipei (Taiwan) and Perth (Australia) may take advantage of AirAsia X’s fly thru services and hot deals, which will provide guests seamless onward flight connections from Kuala Lumpur to popular South East Asian destinations such as Singapore, Thailand (Phuket) and Indonesia (Medan, Jakarta, Bali, Surabaya).

Likewise, AirAsia X’s South East Asian guests may also enjoy our fly thru flights to Taipei (Taiwan) and Perth (Australia) with fares from as low as THB 5290 all-in, one way from Thailand, IDR 1, 269, 000 all-in, one way from Indonesia and SGD 189 all-in, one way from Singapore.

All promotional deals are only available for the added flight frequencies to Taipei and Perth and are available for online bookings from 12 to 25 March 2012 for travel between 21 June and 27 October 2012. Flight tickets are up for grabs exclusively on www.airasia.com.

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Flight schedule for added frequencies for Perth, Australia.

 

Flight No Route Flight Time Day Period
D7 232 Kuala Lumpur - Perth 08:35 - 14:05 Thursday, Sunday 24 Jun - 12 Jul 2012,
9 Aug - 27 Oct 2012
D7 233 Perth – Kuala Lumpur 15:15 - 20:55 Thursday, Sunday

 

Flight schedule for added frequencies for Taipei, Taiwan.

Flight No Route Flight Time Day Period
D7 376 Kuala Lumpur - Taipei 17:45 - 22:25 Monday, Wednesday, Friday, Sunday 22 Jun - 13 Jul 2012,
6 Aug - 27 Oct 2012
D7 377 Taipei – Kuala Lumpur 23:35 - 04:10 Monday, Wednesday, Friday, Sunday