Wanderlusters, it looks like flying to London/Europe on a budget will have to wait :(
AirAsia Group Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Tan Sri Tony Fernandes confirmed that AirAsia X, the company’s long-haul low-cost affiliate carrier will not be flying there anytime soon. In his tweet, he wrote, “We have decided that ultra long haul is not relevant now. Won’t get seduced into price wars over London.”
Earlier this year, AirAsia made waves when Tony Fernandes revealed at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland last week that the airline was ready to return to Europe this summer when it adds London (England) and Frankfurt (Germany) to its destinations.
Initially, he confirmed that he had plans to launch 2 new routes – London and Frankfurt – with the London flights departing from klia2 and the Frankfurt route with direct flights out of Bangkok.
In a series of tweets posted just today (19th June 2017, Monday), the Group CEO said that AirAsia X has decided to stick to the 8-to-9-hour route, with focus in Asia. Of course, there’s still the long-haul route like Hawaii, which transits in Osaka from Kuala Lumpur. The maiden flight is set for launch on 28th June 2017.
“We let the full service guys fight it out over Europe. Many of them bleeding so so much,” Tan Sri Tony Fernandes added.
More to come.
Source: Tony Fernandes’ Twitter / Featured image: SDAsia.