30 October 2009
IRELAND – News that Air Asia X - the low-cost long haul arm of Malaysian carrier Air Asia – has increased frequencies and included a new destination to its winter 2009 schedule has been greeted warmly by its Irish cargo agent IAM.
Though the airline does not fly to any Irish destinations IAM is able to connect to the carriers Stansted gateway using nightly express truck services.
IAM’s Managing Director, Ian McCool, says that: “Ireland’s continuing focus on airfreightable commodities such as pharmaceuticals means that every new carrier and destination is welcomed. The market was therefore very receptive to Air Asia X.
“The addition of these new frequencies and a further key destination represents a significant enhancement to the service we are offering”.
Air Asia X has boosted its services from its Kuala Lumpur hub with both a new service to Chengdu in China and additional flights to Australia’s Gold Coast. It has also announced that from December it will be adding four more flights per week to its Kuala Lumpur-Melbourne service, bringing flights to a weekly total of 11.
IAM was appointed to represent Air Asia X in March, when the airline commenced its first long haul services from London (Stansted) to Kuala Lumpur, which now operate daily. Since then, IAM has seen steady growth in traffic for the airline’s network.