AirAsia X-tends to Abu Dhabi
AirAsia X, the low-fare, long-haul airline of the AirAsia group, will launch its first route to the Middle East when it begins service to Abu Dhabi in November.
The airline will run five weekly flights between Kuala Lumpur and Abu Dhabi from 23rd November in a move that will boost its fast growing international network.
AirAsia X CEO, Azran Osman-Rani (pictured on a camel) remarked, "This is the first step in our long-term plans to expand into the Middle East, where we see a great opportunity in an untapped low-cost market. Our low fares will help to stimulate the tourism sectors in both regions with KL acting as the gateway for further travel in South East Asia."
The new route will be serviced by Airbus A340 aircraft with a 286 passenger capacity including 30 premium seats.
To date, AirAsia X flies to the Gold Coast, Perth and Melbourne in Australia, Hangzhou, Tianjin in China, Taipei, London and now Abu Dhabi. AirAsia X covers destinations which are more than four hours in flight duration from Kuala Lumpur, complementing the existing AirAsia network of over 65 destinations throughout ASEAN, China and India.