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.