AirAsia X celebrated its inaugural flight from Kuala Lumpur – Sapporo which landed on time this morning at 0810hrs at the New Chitose International Airport with an encouraging 90% flight load, marking the long-haul low-cost airline’s 3rd destination into Japan, after Tokyo-Haneda and Osaka-Kansai from Kuala Lumpur.
The successful inaugural flight was followed by a press conference which was attended by Tan Sri Rafidah Aziz, Chairman of AirAsia X Berhad; Dato’ Fam Lee Ee, Board of Director for AirAsia X Berhad and Benyamin Ismail, CEO of AirAsia X Berhad; along with guest of honor His Excellency, Dato’ Ahmad Izlan Idris, Ambassador of Malaysia to Japan; Mr Kazuto Suzuki, Airport Administrator of New Chitose Airport and Mr Akira Kimoto, Senior Director Bureau of Air Transportation Policy Department of Policy Planning and Coordination Hokkaido Government. The guests received a warm Japanese welcome with a colourful and lively Yosakoi dance performance. A special promotional fare was revealed at the press conference.
AirAsia X is offering promotional all-in-fares in conjunction with this significant milestone from as low as RM349* one way for standard seats or RM1,299* one way for the award-winning Premium Flatbed seats.These promotional fares are available for online booking starting today until 18 October 2015 for the travel period from 2 October 2015 until 3 January 2016.
All promotional fares can be booked online at airasia.com as well as via AirAsia’s mobile apps on iPhone and Android services, and also AirAsia’s mobile site at mobile.airasia.com.
Benyamin Ismail, Chief Executive Officer of AirAsia X Berhad said, “We are really thrilled to be here today, Japan is one of our core markets in the Asia Pacific region and we are very proud to introduce another unique route connecting Kuala Lumpur directly into Northern Japan. The healthy load factor of 90% for our inaugural flight and the growing forward bookings we have received gives us confidence that this route will thrive. We are proud to be the connection between both cities and look forward to work together with all relevant parties to draw in connecting passengers from all over Asia, Australia and beyond into Sapporo.”
Guests can also make use of the optional Fly-Thru service to connect to flights via the AirAsia Group’s multiple transit hubs with their baggage checked-through to the final destination without the hassle of immigration clearance at the transit hub. With this optional service, guests can now travel to Sapporo seamlessly from most cities, such as from Indonesia (Bandung, Bali, Jakarta, Medan, Kuala Namu, Surabaya), Singapore and Australia (Melbourne, Gold Coast, Sydney) to Sapporo through Kuala Lumpur, making this beautiful city in Northern Japan just one stop away.
AirAsia BIG Members can redeem promotional flights from 30,000 BIG Points one-way and earn BIG points from flight bookings. Adding to that, AirAsiaGo is also offering hotel deals from as low as RM219 per room per night. For more info visit airasiabig.com and airasiago.com.
AirAsia X was awarded the “World’s Best Low Cost Airline Premium Cabin” and “Best Low Cost Airline Premium Seat” at the annual Skytrax World Airline Awards for three consecutive years from 2013 – 2015.
The Premium Flatbed seats on AirAsia X’s flights feature universal power sockets, adjustable headrests and built-in personal utilities such as tray table, drink holder, reading light and privacy screen. Premium Flatbed guests also enjoy premium complimentary products and services including unlimited flight change, Pick A Seat, Priority Check-in, Priority Boarding, Priority Baggage, immigration fast track at selected airports, 40kg Baggage Allowance, Complimentary Meal and drinks with Pillow and Duvet.
*Promotional all-in-fares quoted are for one-way travel only inclusive of taxes. Terms and conditions apply.
Flight Schedule for Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia (KUL) – Sapporo-Shin-Chitose, Japan (CTS)
|Flight No.||From||To||Departure||Arrival||Flight Schedule|
|D7 550||KUL||CTS||11:35PM||8:10AM||Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday, Sunday|
|D7 551||CTS||KUL||9:20AM||5:00PM||Monday, Wednesday, Friday, Sunday|