AirAsia X, the Malaysian based long haul, low fare affiliate of AirAsia will increase its flight frequency to Tokyo (Haneda), Japan from its current three flights to six flights weekly effective from 23 March, 2012.
From 22 June, 2012, AirAsia X will operate daily flights from the Low Cost Carrier Terminal in Kuala Lumpur to the Japanese capital.
In addition, AirAsia X currently flies four times weekly to Osaka (Kansai).
The increase in frequency is part of the airline’s realignment plan announced recently which will focus on increasing services to its core markets in Australasia, China, Taiwan, Japan, and Korea. The increase in flight frequencies to Tokyo (Haneda) follows AirAsia X’s recent announcement of its Australian route to Sydney, which will see AirAsia X commencing services from Kuala Lumpur from April 1, 2012.
To-date, AirAsia X has flown over 100,000 passengers to Tokyo (Haneda) with an average passenger load factor of 75% . The airline incurred a drop in passenger traffic from March to June 2011 due to the Tohoku tragedy. However, the demand for the route has rebounded back to normal with healthy two-way traffic consistently above 80%.
Commenting on the added frequency, AirAsia X Chief Executive Officer, Azran Osman-Rani said “The increase in flights to and from Tokyo is in response to the growing demand for the sector, which continues to see steady increase in passenger traffic and yields from the time AirAsia X first began flying into the Japanese city on December 9, 2010.”
“With our wide network and strong brand affinity in Japan, we remain focused to grow our existing core markets and are geared up to capitalise on the continuous increase in demand for air travel to and from Japan. We will also leverage on our affiliate airline, AirAsia to provide a feeder network for intra-ASEAN travel as the world shifts its focus towards Asia and the emerging markets across ASEAN.”
To commemorate the additional flight frequencies to Japan, AirAsia X is offering guests a promotional all in fare from as low as RM199 one way on Economy to Tokyo (Haneda) from Kuala Lumpur. Those looking to fly with extra comfort to Japan, AirAsia X Premium fly flatbed seats are also on offer from as low as RM999 all in one way from Kuala Lumpur to the city.
Guests from Japan may experience AirAsia X’s fly thru flights which offers seamless onward flight connections from Kuala Lumpur to popular South East Asian destinations such as Singapore, Thailand (Bangkok, Phuket) and Indonesia (Medan, Jakarta, Bali, Surabaya).
Similarly, AirAsia X’s South East Asian guests may also enjoy our fly thru flights to Tokyo with our promotional fares from as low as THB4490 all-in, one way from Thailand, IDR969,000 all-in, one way from Indonesia and SGD139 all-in, one way from Singapore.
All low fare deals for this promotion are only available for the added flight frequencies to Tokyo and up for grabs exclusively on www.airasia.com from 27 January– 13 February 2012 for the travel period from 23 March to 27 October 2012.
Source = AirAsia X