AirAsia X has announced the resumption of its Gold Coast to Auckland flights, set to take off in February 2024, following reported strong demand by the airline.
Three weekly flights will depart from the Gold Coast to Auckland with connections to Kuala Lumpur from 3 February 2024.
Coinciding with the launch, however, Air Asia X has confirmed it will suspend its Auckland-Sydney route on 31 January 2024.
AirAsia X CEO Benyamin Ismail said the decision to suspend services between Sydney-Auckland follows a thorough review of the air network.
“We have decided to suspend our services between Sydney and Auckland from late January next year. However, we remain committed to Auckland as a destination and will be transferring our services from Auckland to Gold Coast starting 3 February 2024.”
“As our very first route, which commenced just over 16 years ago, the Gold Coast continues to be a key leisure favourite destination for our Auckland and Asian travellers with its world-renowned white sand beaches and famous theme parks. It’s also a hugely popular destination for visiting friends and family both ways and also for students studying,” he remarked.
Queensland Airports Limited Chief Commercial Officer Adam Rowe said the return of AirAsia X’s Gold Coast to Auckland connection would provide more options for travellers.
“This is a welcomed addition to our network and exciting news for travellers – flights between the Gold Coast and Auckland are our busiest international connection, with more than 220,000 passengers travelling on that route since January,” he said.
“Around 60 per cent of passengers travelling between the Gold Coast and New Zealand fly to or from Auckland, and the return of this service will add more than 350,000 extra seats on that route annually,” Rowe said.
Air Asia X Gold Coast-Auckland flights on sale
Fares for travel between Auckland and the Gold Coast start from AUD199/NZ179* and are on sale today from 3 pm Gold Coast/5 pm NZ time, with travel commencing 3 February 2024.
AirAsia X says it is reporting continued high demand for its services on other routes after
increasing its flights from Melbourne, Sydney and Perth to Kuala Lumpur.
For more information on Gold Coast Airport (OOL), click here.
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