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AirAsia X launches first direct flight from Hong Kong to Kuala Lumpur

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AirAsia X introduces its first direct Hong Kong-Kuala Lumpur flight, expanding its network and boosting regional accessibility and tourism.

HONG KONG – AirAsia X (AAX) commenced its first flight from Hong Kong to Kuala Lumpur, marking the medium-haul airline’s first direct route to and from the cosmopolitan city.

The inaugural flight departed from Hong Kong International Airport at 3:30 PM and landed at Kuala Lumpur International Airport (Terminal 2) at 7:25 PM local time. All guests on this inaugural flight were given special AirAsia merchandise, adding excitement to their journey.

Hong Kong marks AAX’s 22nd route overall and the 8th route in Greater China which further develops the airline’s vast network and commitment to expanding its services in the region. This milestone reflects AAX’s strategic focus on connecting key destinations and fostering increased accessibility for travelers from Greater China to ASEAN and beyond.

AAX flies the A330 aircraft with a maximum seating capacity of 377 seats. Importantly, this new route launch marks the very first time the larger widebody aircraft will be operating in the Hong Kong market, providing more capacity for passengers in the Greater Bay Area, to explore Southeast Asia or even fly further to Maldives, Bali, Perth, Gold Coast and to many more popular destinations. Setting itself apart from other existing AirAsia flights on the same route, AAX offers three different cabin options, including the immensely popular Premium Flatbed, Quiet Zone, and Standard Cabin, providing more value and choice for guests than ever before.

AirAsia X Malaysia CEO, Benyamin Ismail said, “We are excited to commence our inaugural services to/from Hong Kong which complement the existing flights operated by AirAsia Malaysia (flight code AK). As an airline that continues to grow where we see the greatest demand, we are pleased to provide more accessibility to popular cities including Hong Kong. With these daily flights, we are increasing travel capacity and providing a welcome boost to tourism both ways, as well as encouraging travelers to explore new horizons on our vast network. We look forward to increasing the flight frequencies based on demand in the future.”

AirAsia as a group currently operates direct flights from Hong Kong/Macao to Malaysia, Thailand and the Philippines. With the addition of AAX, there will now be more than 130 weekly flights to Bangkok (Don Mueang), Chiang Mai, Phuket, Kuala Lumpur, Kota Kinabalu, Penang and Manila.

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