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AirAsia flies inaugural KL?Taipei service

2nd July 2009 - 00:42 GMT | by The Shephard News Team


AirAsia’s first flight from Taipei to the low cost terminal at Kuala Lumpur International Airport has taken place, operated by AirAsia X.

The new route features five direct flights weekly using 383-seat Airbus A330-300s. The airline reports that the earlier outbound service carried 338 passengers while the inbound return had 335 passengers.

Group CEO Tony Fernandes remarked, “I am ecstatic to see that Kuala Lumpur–Taipei started off with a huge success. This important piece of the jigsaw puzzle covering our route network is the result of everyone’s hard work at AirAsia. Taiwan’s population who are highly internet-savvy relate well to AirAsia’s concept of online low fares.”

Photo shows (l-r) Fam Lee Ee, director of AirAsia; Dato’ Ong Hong Ping, secretary-general of Malaysia's Tourism Ministry; Dato’ Aziz Bakar, chairman of AirAsia Berhad; YB Dato’ Sri Ong Tee Keat, Minister of Transport Malaysia; Dato’ Sri Tony Fernandes, group CEO of AirAsia; YB Dato’ Sri Dr Ng Yen Yen, Minister of Tourism Malaysia; H.E. Tseng Ching Yuan, representative of Taipei Economic and Cultural Office in Malaysia; and Kathleen Tan, regional head of commercial, AirAsia; celebrating the arrival into Kuala Lumpur of AirAsia’s first flight from Taipei.

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