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AirAsia Malaysia expands with first Australian Route to Perth

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AirAsia Malaysia announces its inaugural Australian route to Perth, doubling weekly flights and enhancing its position as a leading low-cost airline in Asia.

SEPANG, MALAYSIA – AirAsia Malaysia (AK) announced a new milestone in its expansion strategy with the introduction of its first Australian route to Perth.

Starting 11 March 2024, 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.

AirAsia Malaysia CEO, Riad Asmat said, “We are thrilled to announce our very first route to Australia to be operated by AirAsia Malaysia (AK), complementing the daily medium-haul operations currently flown between Perth and Kuala Lumpur by our affiliate airline AirAsia X (AAX). Just as how we continue to seamlessly complement AAX’s Fly-Thru connecting services from numerous medium-haul destinations including from Australia to Asean and beyond. With new specification aircraft models capable of flying beyond the usual four-hour radius, this enhanced range facilitates extended connections between destinations, opening up new possibilities. With the addition of new model A321neo aircraft joining the AirAsia Malaysia fleet, including longer-range capability, we are now able to make these services to Australia a reality.

“Perth has consistently been one of AirAsia’s most popular destinations, attracting travellers for leisure, tourism, education, as well as for visiting family and friends’ due to its close proximity to Southeast Asia. From 1 January to 30 October 2023, approximately 30,000 guests flew from Malaysia to Perth, with the top five nationalities being Australians, Malaysians, Indians, Chinese, and New Zealanders. Based on increasing demand, we believe now is the right time to expand our network into this new market in West Australia. We also anticipate introducing more routes in the region in the near future.”

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