AirAsia X signals Sapporo launch


KUALA LUMPUR, 29 July 2015: AirAsia X will launch four weekly flights from Kuala Lumpur to Sapporo beginning 1 October, the airline announced Tuesday.

To launch the service, AirAsia X will sell promotional all-in-fares from as low as MYR99* one-way for economy, or MYR999* one-way for premium flatbed.

These promotional fares were introduced Tuesday and are available until 2 August for the travel period 1 October to 31 August 2016.

All promotional fares can be booked online at as well as via AirAsia’s mobile apps on iPhone and Android services, as well as AirAsia’s mobile site at

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Acting CEO of AirAsia X, Benyamin Ismail at the launch of the Kuala Lumpur to Sapporo direct flights announcement Tuesday.

The airline’s acting chief executive officer Benyamin Ismail told a press conference, “We are thrilled to expand our network to Japan with direct flights to Sapporo, Hokkaido! AirAsia X will be the only airline operating scheduled direct flights from Kuala Lumpur to this world-class destination!”

An optional Fly-Thru service to link the new service with flights from other AirAsia Group’s destinations is available.

AirAsia BIG Members can redeem promotional flights from 6,300 BIG points and earn BIG points from flight bookings. Adding to that, AirAsiaGo is also offering hotel deals from as low as RM1,019. For more info visit and

Sapporo has a population of 1.9 million and is one of the best places in Japan to visit all year round with its famed fresh seafood, powdery snow ideal for ski runs, local arts scene and its famous brewery.

AirAsia X currently flies from Kuala Lumpur to Japan with five weekly services to Osaka and daily flights to Tokyo.

​*Promotional all-in-fares quoted are for one-way travel only inclusive of taxes. Terms and conditions apply.