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July 30, 2013 Aviation No Comments Email Email

 AIRASIA X BERHAD, the long-haul, low fare affiliate of the AirAsia Group is headed for Adelaide, with direct flights between the city and Kuala Lumpur set to take off on 30 October 2013 from just $99* one way.

AirAsia X will fly four times weekly from Adelaide International Airport to its hub in Kuala Lumpur, providing South Australians with low cost fares and access to over 80 destinations across 20 countries.

Adelaide will be AirAsia X’s fifth Australian destination after the Gold CoastMelbourne, Perth and Sydney.

The route will be the only direct low cost service between Malaysia and Adelaide, and will be operated by a brand new Airbus A330-300 aircraft with a seating capacity of 377.

The new service was announced today by AirAsia X CEO Azran Osman-Rani during a special ceremony attended by South Australian Premier Jay Weatherill, Tourism Minister Leon Bignell and Adelaide Airport Managing Director Mark Young at the Adelaide Convention Centre.Air Asia X A330 landing SYD

To celebrate the open for sale of the new route, AirAsia X is offering incredible fares from Adelaide to Kuala Lumpur from just $99* one way on Economy and from as low as $599 one way on Premium. Fares are available for bookings online between 30th July and 4th August, 2013 for travel between 30 October 2013 and 5 August 2014.

“We are thrilled to announce that AirAsia X is finally jetting into Adelaide, which means now every Adelaidian can fly to South East Asia and beyond,” Mr Osman-Rani said.

“The long-haul, low cost airline began services just 6 years ago with the aim of making long-haul travel affordable for everyone. This new route provides South Australians access to over 80 destinations across 20 countries including Kuala LumpurBaliOsaka and Singapore at affordable prices.”

“Australia is one of our core markets where AirAsia X will see its wings expand and the Adelaide route has been a priority. Our goal since launching our first Australian service on the Gold Coast in 2007 was to operate in the five major states, and we are proud to have accomplished this within six years.”

“We are very excited to finally touch down in South Australia and bring some much needed competition to the skies.”

Guests will be able to fly to a host of destinations from Kuala Lumpur using AirAsia’s Fly-Thru service, which allows guests to easily connect between two different flights via the Kuala Lumpur Low Cost Carrier Terminal without having to worry about checking in twice.

On sale Fly-Thru routes available from Adelaide are Singapore from $139*; Penang from $159*; MedanLangkawi and Kota Kinabalufrom $169*; Kuching and Phuket from $179*; JakartaBandungBangkok and Ho Chi Minh from $189*; Bali and Surabaya from$199*; Osaka from $239*; Busan from $259*; Chengdu and Taipei from $279*; and Seoul from $289* one way.

“Kuala Lumpur is a gateway hub to a range of other destinations such as BruneiSiem ReapShanghaiBangaloreTokyoVientianeAlor Setar,YangonKathmanduChiang Mai and Krabi,” Mr Osman-Rani said.

“Whether you’re after a shopping holiday in Tokyo or Hong Kong, a trekking adventure in Kathmandu or Kota Kinabulu or a beachside break in Bali or Phuket, there’s a destination to suit everyone in the AirAsia group network.”

Together with the AirAsia Group, AirAsia X has established itself as a market leader and innovator in travel and technology, offering not just flights but a comprehensive travel experience with the introduction of mobile apps, interactive travel guides of the countries and destinations that the airline flies to, self check-in options and more.

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.

AirAsia X’s most recent innovation has been the Quiet Zone between rows 7 to 14, directly behind premium class, which is reserved for guests aged 12 and above on AirAsia X long-haul flights.

AirAsia also recently expanded its Red Carpet service which includes fast track immigration, security clearance and priority boarding to guests departing Kuala Lumpur to long-haul destinations, and introduced the Empty Seat Option, which lets travellers stretch out by securing empty seats next to their seat at a nominal price.

For bookings or further information visit www.airasia.com Flights and fares are subject to availability.

Travellers can also log onto AirAsia’s one-stop travel portal at AirAsiaGo.com which offers a range of more than 80,000 three-star, five-star and boutique hotels to choose from.

* Flights and fares are subject to availability. Availability of connecting flights are subject to timings of the individual flights. Seats are limited and not available on all flights/days or at peak periods. Fares include airport taxes & surcharges. Processing fee is applicable for online bookings made by credit, debit or charge card. Fees apply for checked baggage. Other terms and conditions apply. Booking period 30 July 2013 – 4 August 2013, or until sold out. Travel period 30 October 2013 – 5 August 2014. Lowest possible sale fares are one-way online at airasia.com. Next best possible fare available via phone with additional $25 service fee. All amounts are in Australian dollars unless stated otherwise.

FLIGHT SCHEDULE FOR KUALA LUMPUR- ADELAIDE

Flights From Departure/ Arrival Flight No. Frequency
Kuala Lumpur to Adelaide 23:55 / 09:45 D7 246 2,3,5,6
Adelaide to Kuala Lumpur 11:00 / 16:20 D7 247 3,4,6,7
Kuala Lumpur to Adelaide 23:55/09:45 D7 246 1,3,5,6,7
Adelaide to Kuala Lumpur 11:00/16:20 D7 247 1,2,4,6,7

Days: 1-Monday, 2-Tuesday, 3-Wednesday, 4- Thursday, 5- Friday, 6-Saturday, 7- Sunday

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