8 November 2022
AirAsia X (AAX) today resumed its flight to Tokyo (Haneda) following the full reopening of the country’s border for international tourism. The thrice-weekly flights will be the airline’s first flight to Japan post-pandemic, ahead of its second route launch to Sapporo (Shin-Chitose) in December.
In commemoration of the service resumption, AAX celebrated the flight with a send-off ceremony at Kuala Lumpur International Airport (klia2) with fun activities and giveaways for the guests.
Benyamin Ismail, CEO of AirAsia X said: “Japan is a core destination and we are thrilled to return to Tokyo as it has always been one of our most popular routes. In 2019, we carried about 275,210 guests to/from Tokyo and with this service resumption, we look forward to carrying over 230,000 additional visitor seats annually through Malaysia and Japan. This will not only boost tourism and the economy between the two countries but also provide greater value for everyone in the region travelling to Tokyo.
“The resumption of services to Tokyo signifies our commitment to accelerating our growth as a mid-range airline. This is only the first of several routes to Japan that will be in service, including to Sapporo (Shin-Chitose) in December and Osaka next year. Our Malaysian guests love Japan but not only that, we have significant fly through connectivity via Kuala Lumpur to Japan including from Australia and more.
“As demand increases, we will also be adding more flights to Tokyo gradually in the future to meet strong forecast demand.”
AAX is also offering great value fares from Kuala Lumpur to Tokyo (Haneda) from RM699 (approx. USD 146.79) all-in one way for economy and from RM2,599 (approx. USD 545.79)on Premium Flatbed. Fares are available for booking for the travel period between now till 30 March 2024.
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