SEPANG, 12 September 2022: AirAsia X resumed its Kuala Lumpur – Sydney return flights last Friday after a two-year hiatus caused by the Covid-19 pandemic achieving a robust 61% load factor on the route.
The twice-weekly service will also connect to Auckland, New Zealand, starting 7 November this year and with plans to gradually increase the flights to daily by the first quarter of next year to meet strong pent-up demand. AirAsia X is also resuming direct services to Melbourne and Perth commencing early November.
In celebration of the return of the Sydney service, AirAsia is offering fares starting at AUD239 in economy or AUD899 (one way) for Premium Flatbed seats.
AirAsia X CEO Benyamin Ismail said: “Australia is one of our key markets and we are pleased to return our service to the country and reconnect our guests between Sydney and Kuala Lumpur with great value fares.
“As we return to the skies, we will continue to review our network and cater to the increasing demand in our core markets with additional new season services added to the schedule shortly. We hope this resumption of service will benefit not only our guests but also the tourism industry as a whole.”
Sydney Airport executive general manager aviation Rob Wood said: “It is great to see AirAsia X resuming their popular Sydney to Kuala Lumpur service as we cater to the increasing demand for travel throughout Malaysia.
“After a two-year absence caused by COVID, we are sure this service will be welcomed by travellers seeking great value fares to one of Malaysia’s most in-demand cities.”
Australia remains a key market for the AirAsia X Group. Thai AirAsia X, the affiliate long haul sister airline of AirAsia X, has also recently announced new direct services from Bangkok (Suvarnabhumi) to Melbourne and Sydney for the very first time, commencing 1 and 2 December 2022.