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AirAsia X: 'Our strategy is to grow the North Asian market, in particular Japan and Korea'

5-Aug-2013 12:23 PM

AirAsia X stated (05-Aug-2013) its flight operations to Japan (Tokyo and Osaka) and Korea (Seoul and Busan) from Kuala Lumpur and are operating as per schedule. AirAsia X is currently operating daily to Tokyo and Seoul and four times weekly to Osaka and Busan. AirAsia X CEO Azran Osman-Rani said, “Our strategy is to grow the North Asian market, in particular Japan and Korea, where we see high growth potential and the opportunity for AAX to become a market leader. Japan is one of our core markets in Asia Pacific which we are confident will continue to grow. Since its inception, AAX has carried a total of over 9 million passengers and we have seen an average passenger load of 85% percent to Tokyo and 81% percent passenger load to Osaka (YTD 2013). AirAsia X will be looking at significant growth in our Japan network by increasing the number of flights into this country by end 2013.” [more - original PR]