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AirAsia Celebrates Inaugural Service From Kuala Lumpur to Okinawa, Japan via Taipei
On Wednesday, AirAsia celebrated their inaugural flight from Kuala Lumpur to Okinawa, Japan. The airline will now offer service to Okinawa via Taipei four times weekly from Kuala Lumpur.
Today, AirAsia announced that their inaugural flight (D7 384) from Kuala Lumpur had landed in Okinawa, Japan. The flight from Kuala Lumpur will be operated four times weekly to Okinawa via Taipei. Okinawa joins AirAsia’s network of over 150 destinations, and the four weekly flights will add 150,000 seats connecting the Japanese island with East Asia and Southeast Asia. In Wednesday’s announcement, AirAsia X’s Chairman, Tan Sri Rafidah Aziz said in part,
“With the addition of Okinawa as a new destination, starting today, AirAsia X flies to 35 destinations; and together with AirAsia Group, our combined fleet of over 250 aircraft can now connect Okinawa with over 150 destinations across Asean, Asia Pacific, the Middle East and the US. AirAsia’s large fleet and broad network enable us to operate at optimum efficiency and low cost, which is why we continue to offer the region’s best value fares to our guests. With this new route, we welcome more travellers to join over 600 million guests who have flown with us so far. This year is also Visit Malaysia Year 2020, and many events and activities are being mounted to attract foreign visitors to showcase Malaysia’s natural and cultural diversity, and of course the opportunities and potential for doing business in and with Malaysia, to cater for the domestic, regional and global markets.”
AirAsia guests traveling from Kuala Lumpur to Okinawa are not required to obtain a visa during the one-hour stopover in Taipei. However, they will still need to clear a security check for their carry-on bags and personal belongings.