The recommencement of the route was announced last month just after Taipei reopened its borders to tourists in October for the first time in over two years.
SEPANG – AirAsia X (AAX) celebrated its maiden flight from Kuala Lumpur to Taipei. The inaugural flight departed from Kuala Lumpur International Airport (klia2) at 6.00pm and landed in Taipei on the same day at 10:50pm. The flight was preceded by a number of celebratory activities for the guests including performances and giveaways. The return flight departed from Taipei at 12:05am and landed in Kuala Lumpur at 4:50am.
Taipei has historically always been one of AAX’s most popular routes with its renowned culture, food and numerous tourism drawcards. The airline carried more than 530,000 guests to/from the city in 2019 alone. The recommencement of the route was announced last month just after Taipei reopened its borders to tourists in October for the first time in over two years.
AAX CEO Benyamin Ismail said: “Our rapid expansion into East Asia as a group continues with these thrice-weekly flights to Taipei following the launch of services to Tokyo and increased flight frequencies to Seoul recently. Moreover, AirAsia Malaysia (AK) has restarted its services from Kuala Lumpur to Kaohsiung last month and will commence a route from Kota Kinabalu to Taipei this month. That’s not all, AirAsia Philippines (Z2) will also fly from Manila to Taipei this month.
“So many people have not been able to be connected for over two years to or from Taipei due to the Covid induced travel restrictions. As a popular leisure, visiting friends/family and business route, we foresee this will provide a welcome boost for the tourism sectors in both Malaysia and Taipei. We look forward to working closely with our tourism and airport partners to make the return of this popular route a success with the intention of increasing services in the near future as travel demand is forecast to soar.”
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