Friday, January 18, 2013

From Kuala Lumpur to Jeddah by AirAsia X

Malaysia based long-haul, budget airline AirAsia X has announced a new route to Jeddah Saudi Arabia from its Kuala Lumpur hub which will commence operations on 16 February 2013. 3 flights weekly route to King Abdul Aziz International Airport, Jeddah from Kuala Lumpur will increase its flight frequency to 4 flights weekly from 1 May 2013 onwards.

“AirAsia X is delighted to announce the launch of Jeddah, which is the fourteenth destination in our network. With Jeddah being the gateway to Holy cities of Madinah and Makkah, we are delighted that our services will provide more affordable travel for our Muslim guests in Malaysia and throughout the region to perform the Holy pilgrimage of Hajj and Umrah,” said Azran Osman-Rani, CEO of AirAsia X.

“Similarly, guests from Saudi Arabia will have the opportunity to travel across our extensive network in South East Asia and beyond. We believe that AirAsia’s wide network and favourable fare structures make cultural, heritage, recreational and shopping destinations across Malaysia, Singapore, Indonesia, Thailand, Australia and other countries in the Asia Pacific region more accessible to guests and thus will create new travel demand from Saudi Arabia.”

To celebrate the new route, AirAsia X is offering promotional fares from as low as MYR399 (SAR499) in Economy, and from as low as MYR1599 (SAR1999) for a Premium Flatbed from Kuala Lumpur to Jeddah one way. AirAsia X Fly-thru destinations on offer concurrent with the promotional campaign include destinations from Jeddah to Australia (Melbourne) from SAR1,238, Indonesia (Jakarta, Medan, Surabaya, Bali) from SAR712 and Singapore from SAR620. The Fly-thru service allows passengers to purchase two flight sectors and seamlessly transit via Kuala Lumpur for their next destination.

An AirAsia X Airbus A330-300 taxiing

Jointly with AirAsia, AirAsia X was named World’s Best Low Cost Airline in the annual World Airline Survey by Skytrax for four consecutive years in 2009, 2010, 2011 and 2012. On top of that, AirAsia X was also awarded the Airbus Top Operational Excellence Award 2010-2011, for being the world's best Airbus A330-300 operator (small fleet category) excelling in operations, maintenance and safety systems.

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