AirAsia X is providing value in reconnecting Asia and Western Australia


LONDON – This week has been a celebration of the return of AirAsia X (AAX) to flight operations to and from Perth Airport in Western Australia. AAX is the medium-to-long-haul arm of the parent company, known for being Asia’s largest low-cost carrier.

Returning to Perth Airport provides more choice and value for those who want to travel to Asia from Australia. There has been a dramatic increase in demand for the route since pandemic restrictions were relaxed.

The famous flight, which departed from Kuala Lumpur, arrived in Perth at 7:55 am. Departure to return to the Malaysian capital at 9:10 am. This will be the start of an operation of three weekly services throughout the month of November, and will increase to 5 weekly services during December, as the airline tries to support demand.

The 5 hour 40 minute flight between the two cities will cost A$209 for an economy ticket, rising to just under AUD800 for a premium flat seat. Seats can be reserved for a travel period between January 1, 2023 and October 28, 2023.

Statement from the CEO of AirAsia X

AAX CEO Benyamin Ismail was upbeat about the route’s opening news, saying: “It’s great to be back with our direct services between Kuala Lumpur and Perth, following the launch of new services to Melbourne and Auckland earlier this week.”

“Western Australia has always been among our most popular destinations for leisure, tourism, student and visiting friends and family markets, and given its proximity to South East Asia, that is why this is one of the first destinations to visit. that we return after the pandemic. ”

The strong demand for tickets between Western Australia and Asia is not limited to the limited flights to Kuala Lumpur. The Indonesian arm of Air Asia’s operations has recently doubled its flight operations to ensure it meets strong customer demand. Perth – Bali now flies twice a day, which shows how popular the route has become.

“Australians love our great value fares to Malaysia, which also connect our extensive network across Asia to everyone’s favorite holiday destinations including Thailand, Indonesia, Japan, India, South Korea, Vietnam and many more. plus. We thank our tourism and airport partners for helping to make these new services a reality and look forward to growing them in line with strong anticipated demand.” Ishmael continued.

Australian Marketing Boost

Air Asia X is currently undergoing a major marketing campaign in Australia, painting areas within the cities of Sydney and Melbourne red in a promotional campaign during November. Martin Place Sydney (November 15) and Melbourne’s Queensbridge Square (November 7) will offer Malaysian music, activities, giveaways and food as part of their consumer promotions.

Perth Airport CEO Kevin Brown He was also pleased to see news of new flight commitments in the Western Australian market, saying: “It’s fantastic to see AirAsia X back at Perth Airport with its Perth-Kuala Lumpur service. The three-week service is great news for the traveling public and highlights the airline’s commitment to the Western Australian market.”

“Perth Airport will continue to work with our airline partners and the state government to increase services to Perth, as international airline connectivity is crucial to the recovery of the tourism, business and education sectors,” continued Brown, commenting on the airport’s commitment to increasing services in and out of Perth airport, as air travel continues along its long road to post-Covid recovery.


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