1-Feb-2010 11:57 AM

AirAsia X to suspend Kuala Lumpur-Abu Dhabi service

AirAsia X plans to suspend Kuala Lumpur-Abu Dhabi A340 service from 21-Feb-2010 for “commercial reasons”, citing “underwhelming” demand - see Route Changes Table for more information (The National, 01-Feb-2010). The carrier reduced frequency to three times weekly in Jan-2010. AirAsia X stated it hoped the move was only temporary, with flights up to Oct-2010 so far cancelled, and aims to resume the service with smaller A330 aircraft.

AirAsia X:
“We are not going to be flying, period, to Abu Dhabi until we figure out what’s the right strategy, the right hub, the right aircraft and we’ll probably come back again,” Azran Osman-Rani, CEO. Source: The National, 01-Feb-2010.