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On sale: AirAsia X heads back to Australasia in November 2022

AirAsia X will resume four key routes to Australia and New Zealand with three weekly flights to Melbourne, Sydney, Perth and Auckland taking off from 1 November 2022, which will increase the airline’s routes to 13 international destinations this year.

AirAsia X will resume four key routes to Australia and New Zealand with three weekly flights to Melbourne, Sydney, Perth and Auckland taking off from 1 November 2022, which will increase the airline’s routes to 13 international destinations this year.

Part of the AirAsia Aviation Group, which includes AirAsia, the Malaysian budget airline has plans to boost its services to New Delhi, Seoul, Tokyo, Sapporo, Osaka and Honolulu as well as London, Dubai and Istanbul alongside the four Australasian routes.

AirAsia X will recommence services to Sydney, Melbourne (Tullamarine), Perth and Auckland (via Sydney) with three weekly flights from November, gradually increasing the frequency to daily flights by the first quarter of 2023 to meet strong demand.

Flights to and from Melbourne, Sydney, Perth and Auckland are on sale now until 24 July 2022 with all-in one-way economy fares from Perth to Kuala Lumpur from $209 and premium flatbed fares from $1,099 for travel commencing from 1 November 2022 to 26 March 2023.

Great-value fares from Kuala Lumpur to all new destinations are also now available.

AirAsia X CEO Benyamin Ismail said the low-cost carrier is thrilled to recommence services to Australia and New Zealand as a core part of the airline’s expansion strategy.

“In 2019, we flew over a million guests to both countries, which shows that Australia and New Zealand are important markets for us and we connected the same number of Australians and New Zealanders to Malaysia and across South-East Asia,” he said.

“After a two-year hiatus, we are back stronger than ever and proud to renew our commitment to making medium- to long-haul air travel affordable once again for everyone in this region as well as across South-East Asia.”

Melbourne Airport Chief of Aviation Jim Parashos said the return of AirAsia X highlights the airport’s convenience and competitiveness.

“AirAsia X flew out of Melbourne Airport for a decade, and we know our customers will be thrilled to have them back here,” he said.

“With a significant network beyond Kuala Lumpur, AirAsia X provides a one-stop service into much of India and South-East Asia.”

AirAsia X offers three seating classes: Economy, Quiet Zone (7 rows for ages 10 and above) and Premium Flatbed.

For more details, head to airasia.com