Saturday, November 24, 2012

From Kuala Lumpur to Shanghai by Air Asia X

AirAsia X, a long-haul, budget airline based in Malaysia, has launched sale fare tickets for direct flights between Shanghai and Kuala Lumpur which are planned to start on 19 February 2013. AirAsia X will operate the Shanghai - KL route 6 times weekly. But the frequency of the service which flies between KLIA-LCCT and Shanghai Pudong International Airport will increase to daily from 1 May 2013. The airline will utilize Airbus A330-300 aircraft with a configuration of 12 Premium flatbed seats and 365 Economy seats from Kuala Lumpur to Shanghai and on return flight.

“Barely 5 months since we launched our first flight into the heart of China-Beijing, AirAsia X is spreading our wings further into the People’s Republic of China, with the announcement of Shanghai, one of the world’s largest cities by population. Jointly as a Group (Malaysia AirAsia and AirAsia X, Thai AirAsia and Philippines AirAsia), the addition of Shanghai will be our fourteenth destination in China after Hangzhou, Beijing, Chengdu, Guilin, Shenzhen, Guangzhou, Nanning, Kunming, Wuhan, Chongqing and Xian including Hong Kong and Macau; offering our guests excellent connectivity across China.” said Azran Osman-Rani, Chief Executive Officer, AirAsia X.

The new KL-Shanghai flight is the latest addition to the existing 11 direct outbound routes operated by AirAsia X from KL to mainland China. AirAsia X customers will also be able to book Fly-thru flights which allows them to purchase two flight sectors and connect via Kuala Lumpur seamlessly. Fly-thru will be available from Shanghai to Australia (Sydney, Perth, Melbourne, Gold Coast), Indonesia (Medan, Surabaya, Bali, Jakarta), Thailand (Bangkok, Chiang Mai, Phuket, Krabi,) Vietnam (Ho Chi Minh) and Singapore.

AirAsia X Airbus A330-300
An AirAsia X Airbus A330-300. This type of aircraft will serve Kuala Lumpur - Shanghai route.
AirAsia X is a long-haul, budget airline based in Malaysia which started operations on 2 November 2007. Its first service flew from Kuala Lumpur International Airport, Malaysia, to Gold Coast Airport in Australia.
The airline flies to Abu Dhabi, Beijing, Chengdu, Christchurch, Delhi, Gold Coast, Hangzhou, Kathmandu, London, Melbourne, Mumbai, Paris, Perth, Seoul, Sydney, Taipei, Tokyo,  

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