Tuesday, November 3, 2009

AirAsia X set to increase capacity to Australia

29 October 2009

AirAsia X Wednesday announced that it would be increasing capacity to both Melbourne and the Gold Coast from February next year in response to higher levels of consumer demand.

Between Kuala Lumpur and the Gold Coast AirAsia will increase its frequency from six weekly services to seven from the 6th of February, 2010, while Kuala Lumpur to Melbourne will lift from eleven weekly flights a week to twelve from the 3rd of February, 2010.

In addition, the new services will also see the inclusion of the new premium economy product from AirAsia X.

"This is a great achievement for AirAsia," said Darren Wright, AirAsia X General Manager Australia. "We're very proud of the fact that the Gold Coast was our first flight destination and we've seen an increase in passenger traffic on this route every quarter."

"The Kuala-Lumpur - Melbourne route has been particularly popular for us and it shows no signs of weakening any time soon."

AirAsia X is the long-haul arm of budget carrier AirAsia, and operates with a fleet of four A330-300s and two A340-300s.

1 comment:

AsiaShoppingTreks said...

Most recently, my wife and I were stranded in Abu Dhabi when AirAsiaX announced they were canceling service to/from Abu Dhabi in January this year. They didn’t notify us (their stranded passengers) until Feb 10th. Neither did they offer any accommodation nor answer our emails asking for help. We had to get back to Malaysia on our own. They won’t reimburse our additional expenses either.

They said they would refund the Abu Dhabi/Kuala Lumpur portion of our trip, but it will take them 30-50 days to process the refund. Such an attitude!

Watch out for these guys. If you are considering using AirAsiaX, It might be a good idea to develop a plan B... just in case.