Tuesday, April 16, 2013

Flights to Busan from Kuala Lumpur by AirAsia X

From 15 July 2013, Malaysian long-haul, budget airline AirAsia X is starting direct flights to Busan from Kuala Lumpur. Four times per week Busan - Kuala Lumpur route will be served by Airbus A330-300 aircraft with 12 Premium Flatbed seats and 365 Economy seats.

And like all first flights, this one comes with a promotion : Available for booking until 28th April and for travel period between 15 July 2013 to 30 April 2014, all-in fares from MYR 199 (KRW 60,000) in Economy Class, and from MYR 699 (KRW 349,000) in Premium Class for flights between Kuala Lumpur and Busan. All these fares are one way.

Passangers may also opt for Air Asia's Fly-thru services from Busan, offering connections to Air Asia's strong feeder network from as low as KRW 88,900 to Australia (Perth, Melbourne, Gold Coast, Sydney), Indonesia (Medan, Surabaya, Bali, Jakarta), Thailand (Bangkok, Phuket) Vietnam (Ho Chi Minh), Malaysia (Langkawi, Penang, Kota Kinabalu, Kuching), Singapore and vice versa. The Flu-thru service allows passengers to seamlessly purchase two flight sectors and connect via Kuala Lumpur. Same booking and travel period applies for our Fly-Thru promotion.

The AirAsia brand is already present in Busan with AirAsia Japan's flight from Busan to Tokyo. This service also enables AirAsia X passengers to visit both destinations: Tokyo and Busan, flying from Kuala Lumpur to one city and flying back from another city. AirAsia X was the first long-haul, low-fare carrier to introduce Premium Flatbed seats, which have standard business class specifications of 20” width, 60” pitch and stretch out to 77” in full recline position.

The Premium flatbeds feature universal power sockets, adjustable headrests and built-in personal utilities such as tray table, drink holder, reading light and privacy screen. Premium seat guests also enjoy premium complimentary products and services including Pick A Seat, Priority Check-in, Priority Boarding, Priority Baggage, 25kg Baggage Allowance, Complimentary Meal and Pillow & Duvet.

Flight schedule between Kuala Lumpur - Busan by Air Asia X
Flights From
Departure/ Arrival
Flight No.
Kuala Lumpur to Busan
08:30 / 15:45
D7 512
Busan to Kuala Lumpur
17:00 / 22:20
D7 513
Kuala Lumpur to Busan
D7 518
Busan to Kuala Lumpur
D7 519

Busan is South Korea’s second largest city after Seoul (which is also served by AirAsia X) and is an ideal gateway to Jeju Island. "We estimate that more than 60% of AirAsia X passengers to and from Busan will be first time visitors, which will contribute significantly to tourism growth, allowing AirAsia X the opportunity to open up new market segments from Malaysia and Busan with its affordable fares. Guests from Malaysia and surrounding regions may also fly to Busan via Kuala Lumpur hub or use Busan as a gateway to beautiful Jeju Island which is only an hour away by flight” said Azran Osman-Rani, Chief Executive Officer, AirAsia X.

“AirAsia X’s entry into Busan is in line with our stated strategy of adding flight frequencies and destinations to a few priority Asia Pacific markets, like Korea. We believe that our entry will stimulate new travel demands from the city and its surrounding regions. This is what AirAsia X is about – providing affordable international travel for everyone. Guests from Busan will now be able to fly to Malaysia and thereafter use Kuala Lumpur as a gateway to over 85 destinations served by the AirAsia Group in South East Asia and beyond, which includes regional ASEAN cities or long-haul sectors served by AirAsia X” said Azran Osman-Rani.

With over 3.6 million people, Busan is the second largest city and the number 1 trading port in Korea. Attractions include the beach areas, islands, and Hae Ahn Park coupled with historical ruins and sites, and Dongnae Shrine. Surely Busan's most charming tourist point is its beautiful sea vistas. The South eastern beach areas have amazing views of the fantastically shaped rocks and islands, which is a must see. The famous beaches of Haeundae, Gwangalli, and Songjeong are enjoyed by many. Boating, jet skies, and banana boats are just among a few of the water recreation activities visitors can enjoy. Amnam Park, Igidae, and Haean Park offer views of nature's masterpieces. The natural beauty of Busan is a perfect example of harmony between mountains, rivers and sea. Visitors can take advantage of excellent hiking and water activities, in addition to the many hot springs scattered throughout the city.

Jeju Island, is the only self-governing province in South Korea, and lies South of the Korean peninsula. This volcanic island is dominated by Hallasan Mountain, which stands 1,950 meters high and is Korea’s highest mountain. It boasts a subtropical climate, much warmer than the rest of the Korean Peninsula, and is the location of many citrus fruit farms. Because of its isolation, Jeju Island has developed its own distinct culture and traditions; including the commonly found “stone grandfather” statues and matriarchal family structures. Jeju’s tourist attractions include beaches, folk villages, waterfalls, Yeomiji, an indoor botanical garden on the southern half of the island, volcanic rock structures along the coast, Hallasan Mountain and various other parks, resorts and casinos designed specifically to cater to tourists.

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