Riding high following the successful launch of operations across seven markets in India, AirAsia, the World’s Best Low Cost Airline announced the launch of services of its long haul low fare affiliate; AirAsia X to New Delhi at a media gathering today with a “1,000 FREE SEATS” bonanza for online bookings made on 5 June, 2010 on the New Delhi – Kuala Lumpur sector, for the travel period from 4 to 31 August, 2010. This one day offer will allow guests to fly to Kuala Lumpur at an all-in-fare from as low as Rs. 1862/-*.
AirAsia X’s inaugural flight from New Delhi to Kuala Lumpur will commence services from 4th August 2010 onwards.
Mr. Azran Osman-Rani, Chief Executive Officer, AirAsia X said, “New Delhi is an ideal and exciting choice as X’s 10th long haul destination as it is a popular destination amongst Asians with first-class offerings of notable historical sites such as the India Gate, the Rashtrapati Bhawan, the Humayun Tomb, the awesome Qutab Minar and the famous Taj Mahal at Agra, that will cater to families and young adventurous adults. The launch of this 2nd destination for AirAsia X in India, alongside our super low fares, is testament to AirAsia X’s goal to make international travel accessible and a reality for all travelers. We also look forward to welcoming people from New Delhi to visit Kuala Lumpur, home to one of the tallest skyscrapers in the word, the Petronas Twin Towers, premier shopping complexes, magnificent outdoor parks and varied entertainment outlets. Our country is also well-known for its beautiful beaches, delectable cuisine and unique cultural heritage.”
“The daily service between Kuala Lumpur and New Delhi will add significant thrust to the existing traffic between the two cities and provide great options for travelers looking for that quick weekend getaway. The revolutionizing fares offered by the airline are also expected to further stimulate travel amongst the business and corporate segments, which has since dip after the global slowdown. AirAsia X is also able to draw international and regional passengers which are progressively using Kuala Lumpur as a connecting gateway to over 132 routes across 70 hot destinations in South East Asia and beyond. Furthermore, the direct daily service will give guests better connectivity by reducing transit times when connecting to further destinations from the Kuala Lumpur hub to other popular holiday destinations in the AirAsia network such as Penang, Kota Kinabalu, Singapore, Bali, Hong Kong and beyond as the flight arrives Kuala Lumpur from New Delhi at 4:35am,” Azran added.
New Delhi will be AirAsia X’s second long haul destination after Mumbai in India. AirAsia X is committed to offering X-citing low fares, X-emplary levels of safety and care, and an X-traordinary in-flight and service experience to all guests. The cost savings that it passes on to guests through low fares are derived from maintaining a simple aircraft fleet and a route network based on low-cost airports, without complex code-sharing and other legacy overheads that weigh down traditional airlines.
Guests flying on this New Delhi – Kuala Lumpur route will have the chance to experience the new comfortable ‘flatbed Premium seats’ on the brand new A330 aircraft. The flatbed seats are standard business class specifications of 20” width, 60” pitch and stretches out to 77” in full recline position. The seats feature universal power sockets, adjustable headrests and built-in personal utilities such as tray table, drink holder, reading light and privacy screen. The new improvement is set to distinguish the world’s most successful low-cost long-haul airline as a distinctive leader in the market, further bolstering the brand as the advocates of innovation and excellence.
AirAsia was recently recognized as the World’s Best Low Cost Airline, for the second consecutive year at the 2010 Skytrax World Airline Awards. This recognition is a testimony of AirAsia passengers to the quality, safety, reliability and performance of the airline in recent times.
AirAsia’s operations are anchored in its mission to democratise travel, encapsulated in its tagline “Now everyone can fly”. It has ferried more than 92 million guests to date, establishing itself as the Truly ASEAN (Association of Southeast Asian Nations) airline, with its unmatched connectivity in the region and its “sky bridges” – routes – that link the capitals and communities of Southeast Asia and beyond.
AirAsia has a strong domestic high frequency network that enables the people from India to connect to Malaysia and visit beautiful places like Langkawi, Sabah, Sarawak and tap on our incredible network using Kuala Lumpur hub as a gateway to the many points served by AirAsia and AirAsia X to ASEAN destinations and beyond such as China (Hangzhou, Guilin, Tianjin, Chegdu, Haikou, Hong Kong, Macau, Guangzhou, and Shenzhen) Australia (Gold Coast, Melbourne and Perth), Taiwan (Taipei), Europe (London) and many more.
Jointly, the AirAsia Group will have a total of 120 flights weekly to the various points in India which include Tiruchirappalli, Hyderabad, Kolkata, Kochin, Trivandrum, Bangalore, Mumbai, New Delhi, Chennai (to Kuala Lumpur and Penang).
AirAsia is also offering great hotel rates and exciting packages under AirAsia Go, its one stop travel portal at airasiago.com. Guests can benefit from greater savings and value for money on their accommodation in addition to the low fares that AirAsia offers. Currently AirAsiaGo has a wide range of over 70,000 hotel partners to cater to the budget of travellers, a wide array of activities, tour packages, care rentals, transfers and many more new exciting products.