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AirAsia X to increase flight frequency to Kathmandu, Nepal

Sepang, 2 AUGUST 2012

AirAsia X, the long-haul low fare affiliate of AirAsia today announced the increase of its flight frequencies to Kathmandu from Kuala Lumpur from its current two flights weekly to three flights weekly effective 15th September, 2012.

The additional flight frequency for the Kuala Lumpur - Kathmandu route is in response to encouraging demand from our guests in South East Asia and beyond.

AirAsia X in conjunction with the added frequency is offering promotional fares from as low as RM 399* from Kuala Lumpur to Kathmandu, Nepal. Fares are available online from today until sold out for travel between 4 September and 22 May, 2013. For more details, log on to www.airasia.com.

The service which commenced on 3rd July, 2012 from Kuala Lumpur to Kathmandu was initially launched for sale via selected sales agents in Malaysia and Kathmandu. The airline recently opened the route for online bookings on 10 July, 2012 in response to encouraging feedback and demand from its guests across its markets.

Azran Osman-Rani, CEO of AirAsia X said, “AirAsia X is responding to the strong and growing travel demand to and from Kathmandu. Since we launched sales, demand has been positive and the added frequency would only provide our guests better travel and flight options. Guests from the surrounding region may now explore Kathmandu’s heritage and natural attractions. Similarly, guests from Nepal will have a better travel option to travel to our strong network across South East Asia and beyond.”

Kathmandu, Nepal is a land of history, artistry and religion which is filled with its historical temples, buildings and art galleries. For those who enjoy the thrills and spills, come embark on an adventurous trip where white water rafting, camping or even bungee jumping are popular. Alternatively, guests may also admire the natural beauty of the surrounding mountains at The Valley Hills Station which is located 30km away from Kathmandu city.

AirAsia X was the first long-haul, low fare carrier to introduce Flatbed seats, which have standard business class specifications of 20” width, 60” pitch and stretch out to 77” in full recline position.

The Premium flatbeds feature universal power sockets, adjustable headrests and built-in personal utilities such as tray table, drink holder, reading light and privacy screen. Premium seat guests also enjoy premium complimentary products and services including Pick A Seat, Priority Check-in, Priority Boarding, Priority Baggage, 20kg Baggage Allowance, Complimentary Meal and Pillow & Blanket.

AirAsia was named World’s Best Low Cost Airline in the annual World Airline Survey by Skytrax for four consecutive years in 2009, 2010, 2011 and 2012. AirAsia X was also awarded the Airbus Top Operational Excellence Award 2010-2011, for being the world's best Airbus A330-300 operator (small fleet category) excelling in operations, maintenance and safety systems.

*Promo Fares include airport taxes and fees.
Flights and fares are subject to availability and are for one way travel only.
Promo Fares are limited and not available on all flights/days or at peak periods.

Flight schedule for Kuala Lumpur - Kathmandu, Nepal effective 15 September, 2012

 

Flights From Departure/ Arrival Flight No. Frequency
Kuala Lumpur to Kathmandu 11:45/14:00 D7 192 Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday
Kathmandu to Kuala Lumpur 15:30/22:25 D7 193 Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday