AirAsia X to launch Fukuoka flights

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KUALA LUMPUR, 4 December 2018: AirAsia X will launch direct route connecting Kuala Lumpur with Fukuoka, Japan effective 28 February 2019.

It offers four weekly flights to the airline group’s fifth destination in Japan and fourth destination from Kuala Lumpur.

The launch fares as low as MYR199* on standard seats and MYR799* on premium flatbeds were bookable over the weekend and remain valid until 9 December for travel between 28 February 2019 and 28 October 2019.

AirAsia X Malaysia CEO Benyamin Ismail said: “With over 6 million guests flown since we started operating to the country in 2010, Japan remains a very important market for us.”

AirAsia X currently flies to Tokyo, Osaka and Sapporo from Kuala Lumpur, with onward daily flights between Osaka and Honolulu, Hawaii.

As a group, AirAsia X connects with Japan from eight cities including the recently announced Taipei – Osaka route, while AirAsia Japan has an operating base in Nagoya with one domestic route to Sapporo.

Fukuoka is home to thousand-year-old historical landmarks such as the Dazaifu Tenmangu shrine and Fukuoka Castle, which exist side-by-side with modern and industrial centres.

Visitors can escape to pristine shorelines – ideal for leisure seekers and water activities on Itoshima peninsula during summer. Other attractions include Kawachi Fuji-en garden in Kitakyushu, Yanagawa’s canals and Hakata merchant town which hosts two major festivals annually, the Hakata Dontaku and Hakata Gion Yamakasa.

Kyushu’s culinary specialties include world-class seafood dishes, yakitori (grilled skewers) and motsunabe hot pot during the winter. Ramen connoisseurs will be in for a treat in Fukuoka with a local yatai or food stalls on nearly every corner of the streets ready to offer you their specialty Hakata Ramen dubbed as amongst the best in Japan.

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