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AirAsia launches inaugural flight to Perth, expands Australia network

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AirAsia Malaysia’s first flight to Perth took off with a 95% load, marking the airline’s expansion into Australia.

SEPANG, MALAYSIA – AirAsia Malaysia marks another milestone in its expansion strategy with its maiden flight to Perth, Australia.

The inaugural flight using AirAsia’s Airbus A321neo aircraft departed from Kuala Lumpur International Airport (Terminal 2) at 2.10 PM and landed at Perth International Airport on the same day at 7:50 PM local time with a strong load of 95%. The excited guests onboard AK604 were given a warm send-off by the AirAsia team, as they were handed exclusive merchandise-filled goodie bags.

From today onwards, AirAsia guests will have more options with great value fares to/from the capital of Western Australia increasing from seven currently, to 14 flights weekly. With this expansion to Perth, AirAsia reaffirms its commitment to democratize air travel to more destinations, further solidifying its position as Asia’s leading low-cost airline.

Group CEO of AirAsia Aviation Group, Bo Lingam said: “We’re truly excited to launch AirAsia Malaysia’s first ever route to Australia commencing with one of our most frequented cities in the country – the beautiful Perth – adding to our daily existing flights on this route operated by our medium-haul affiliate airline AirAsia X (AAX). Thanks to the addition of the new model A321neo aircraft with longer range capabilities spanning over five hours and numerous operational efficiency, we are able to make these new services a reality on a narrowbody aircraft from Kuala Lumpur so that more of our guests can travel to Australia affordably.

Perth is a fan-favorite destination for many Malaysians, attracting travelers from all over the country and beyond for leisure, tourism, education, as well as for visiting family and friends due to its close proximity to Southeast Asia. Malaysia is also Western Australia’s fourth biggest international visitor market, injecting $99 million into the WA economy in visitor expenditure for the year ending in September 2023. Conversely, Asia is a top destination for Australians seeking an affordable and culturally diverse experience.

In celebration of its new milestone, AirAsia is offering all-in fares from Kuala Lumpur to Perth from only RM299*, and from Perth to Kuala Lumpur from just AUD166* all-in-one-way. The fare is available for booking starting today until 17 March 2024 for the travel period between now and 30 Nov 2024. Simply click on the ‘Flights’ icon on the AirAsia MOVE app (formerly known as the airasia Superapp) or website for booking to start planning for your journey.

Flight schedules from Kuala Lumpur (KUL) to Perth (PER) with AirAsia Malaysia :

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