21 September 2022
Long-haul low-cost carrier AirAsia X has celebrated the return of services between Sydney and Kuala Lumpur. Passengers were treated to a special send-off to mark the official recommencement of services on the route after a two-year hiatus caused by the pandemic.
The twice-weekly service will also connect to Auckland, New Zealand starting 7 November 2022 and with plans to gradually increase the service to daily by the first quarter of next year to meet strong pent-up demand. AirAsia X is also resuming direct services to Melbourne and Perth commencing early November.
“Australia is one of our key markets and we are pleased to return our services to the country and reconnect our guests between Sydney and Kuala Lumpur with great value fares,” said Benyamin Ismail, CEO AirAsia X. “Our first flight into Sydney was over 93% full, which is a great sign of things to come and we look forward to resuming services to Melbourne, Perth and Auckland in November. We would also like to applaud the Australian government for accelerating the visa process for tourists to strengthen the travel and tourism industry, and thank the Malaysian government for reopening the border without restrictions.”
Rob Wood, Executive General Manager Aviation, Sydney Airport, commented: “It is great to see AirAsia X resuming their popular Sydney to Kuala Lumpur service as we cater to the increasing demand for travel throughout Malaysia. After a two-year absence caused by COVID, we are sure this service will be welcomed by travellers seeking great value fares to one of Malaysia’s most in-demand cities.”
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