29 June 2009
Travellers from London Stansted Airport can now fly to Kuala Lumpur on a daily basis with AirAsia X.
The low-cost, long haul carrier brings its daily service to Stansted along with its 'Xcellence' aircraft, decked out in the colours of the Oakland Raiders NFL team. AirAsia X has recently linked up with the NFL franchise to promote both brands to a global audience.
Nick Barton, Stansted's commercial and development director, said: "AirAsia X's service between Stansted and Kuala Lumpur has been a fantastic success story so far, and the arrival of this striking new aircraft will enable them to go from strength to strength by offering flights every day of the week from now on.
"This is a great boost for everyone connected with the airport, and a real vote of confidence by AirAsia X in Stansted as it demonstrates we are delivering the high levels of service they demand from us. And it's even better news for our passengers and the region as it provides even greater choice and opportunity, and proves that demand between Stansted, Europe's point-to-point airport of choice for low-cost travel, and AirAsia's Kuala Lumpur hub and onward connections to Australia, China and India remains strong despite the current challenging economic conditions.
"I fully expect 'Xcellence' to be the talk of Stansted whenever it's at the airport - I'm sure its very eye-catching livery will ensure we all become big fans of the Raiders too!"
For further information on AirAsia X services to Kuala Lumpur and beyond, visit www.airasia.com.