Good news, wanderlusters! Long haul budget airline AirAsia X has just announced that it is adding frequencies to 8 destinations in its route network.
In a statement today, AirAsia X said it is increasing flight options to Melbourne, Sydney, Perth, Osaka, Sapporo, Beijing, Shanghai, and Taipei. The change in flight frequencies will take place over the next few months.
AirAsia X will be gradually adding flight frequencies to Melbourne (to 14x weekly), Sydney (to 11x weekly), Perth (to 14x weekly), Osaka (to 9x weekly), Sapporo (to 5x weekly), Beijing (to 11x weekly), Shanghai (to 11x weekly) and Taipei (to 14x weekly).
To promote these additional seats, the carrier is offering all-in-fares for economy seats from RM259 one-way to Perth; RM329 one-way to Hangzhou; RM429 one-way to Busan; RM459 one-way to New Delhi and RM509 one-way to Sapporo. Bookings online can be made till 8th May for travel until 24th November.
In other news, word has it that AirAsia X will likely make its African debut in October this year. According to Mauritian Minister of Tourism Xavier-Luc Duval, AirAsia X will connect Mauritius to Asia. “The airline will operate 4 flights per week to Kuala Lumpur Int’l, and anticipates bringing in at least 50,000 additional tourists to our island per annum,” he said.
But it’s best we take that with a pinch of salt because despite previously announcing that its Honolulu and “Europe destination” routes will take flight by end 2015, it has yet to happen.