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AirAsia X to launch double daily services from Kuala Lumpur to Sydney, Melbourne and Perth

26-Aug-2013 12:11 PM

AirAsia X announced (26-Aug-2013) plans to increase frequency from Kuala Lumpur to Sydney, Melbourne and Perth to double daily in 4Q2013. AirAsia X will increase its frequency to Sydney and Melbourne from 12 weekly and Perth from its current nine times weekly to 14 times weekly, with the frequency increase to Melbourne to commence from 01-Oct-2013 and to Sydney and Perth from 25-Nov-2013. The announcement follows the finalisation of a revised bilateral agreement between the Australian and Malaysian governments and an expansion of AirAsia X’s long-haul fleet of A330-300s which will comprise 16 aircraft at the end of Dec-2013. AirAsia X is expected to become Australia’s fourth largest foreign carrier by the end of 2013 as it allocates its additional capacity for the remainder of the year to the market. AirAsia X CEO Azran Osman-Rani said, “Overall, the airline has carried over 3.4 million passengers to and from its Australian routes since it began operations in Australia in 2007. Australia contributes over 40% of the airline’s total revenue, with an average of 83% passenger load in the first half of 2013. We are delighted to increase the current flights to double daily flights on our Australian routes. Our flights from Kuala Lumpur to Sydney, Melbourne and Perth routes have performed extremely well and the new double daily services will help meet increasing demand....Australia is a huge part of our core focus, and Australians can expect to see us continuing to expand our operations in this vitally important market". [more - original PR]