AirAsia X surpasses 5 million passengers in under 4 years of operation

5th Jul 2011
AirAsia X surpasses 5 million passengers in under 4 years of operation

AirAsia X, the Malaysian based long-haul, low fare affiliate of AirAsia has once again exceeded expectations by flying over 5 million guests to date since its first flight in November 2007. To commemorate this achievement, AirAsia X will be having a special promotion offering low, all-in fares starting 4 July 2011 across its network (excluding Tehran) from Kuala Lumpur.

With the special promotion, guests can opt to discover the oriental treasures in Asia by flying to China (Hangzhou, Tianjin, Chengdu), India (Bombay, Delhi), Korea (Incheon) and Japan (Haneda) with all-in fares from as low as RM 255 one way or fly halfway around the world to fulfill their dream for a European holiday in London (Stansted) and Paris (Orly) with all-in fares from as low as RM 605 one way.

Guests can also make their way to the land down under, Australia with all-in fares from as low as RM 305 one way to Perth and RM 355 one way to Melbourne and Gold Coast. Other equally exciting destinations include all-in low fares from as low as RM305 to Taipei, China and RM 455 to Christchurch, New Zealand.
Experience the luxury of flying our Premium fly flatbeds from as low as RM 779 all-in fares one way to China (Taipei) RM 799 to India (Bombay, Delhi) and RM 1969 to Australia (Melbourne, Gold Coast). Other premium seat deals include all-in one way fares from only RM 1549 to Korea (Incheon), RM 1569 to Japan (Haneda), RM 2089 to Paris (Orly) and RM2099 to New Zealand (Christchurch).
The Economy and Premium offers are available for online bookings from 0000hrs Morning (GMT +8) of 4 - 8 July 2011 for the travel period from 6 February – 20 June 2012. Log on to or to find out more.

Azran Osman-Rani, CEO of AirAsia X said, “This is indeed a milestone for us. In less than 4 years, with just one destination to the Gold Coast, Australia in November 2007,  to 15 destinations to date, we have flown over 5 million guests across 10 countries around the world. This amazing achievement would not have been possible without the support from our guests. By tapping the underserved market, AirAsia X has created a whole new option for travelers in the region using Kuala Lumpur as a gateway into ASEAN, which is complemented by our short-haul affiliate, AirAsia’s extensive route network in the region. Likewise, guests from ASEAN may tap on AirAsia X network to Europe, Australia, Japan, Korea, India and more. We expect passenger numbers to multiply within the next two years once the airline takes delivery of its five new Airbus A330s which will be deployed to new destinations across Asia Pacific and the Middle East.
Azran added, “The record performance speaks volume for our model and has indeed proved that we are heading towards the right direction of a global shift towards Low Cost Carriers (LCC) today. We are pleased that people around the world are more supportive towards LCCs today and have come to believe that affordable travel does not mean low quality.”
In addition to our low fare offerings, AirAsiaGo, our online travel portal is also offering unbelievable package deals which include affordable 3 nights hotel stay coupled with return flights from as low as RM719 all taxes included on The booking period for this promotion begins from 4 July – 8 July 2011 for immediate travel from 4 July 2011 – 31 May 2012. AirAsiaGo has a network of over 70, 000 hotels with over 5,000 activities and tours worldwide for your holiday pleasure.

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