AirAsia X has resumed service between Kuala Lumpur and Taipei, with the inaugural flight departing Kuala Lumpur at 18:00 on Thursday, December 1st, 2022. Flights will operate three times weekly on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays.
On Friday (December 2, 2022), AirAsia announced the restart of flights between Kuala Lumpur and Taipei in Taiwan, with the inaugural AirAsia X flight departing Kuala Lumpur International Airport at 18:00 on Thursday, December 1st. The flight was preceded by a number of celebratory events for guests, including performances and giveaways. The route will operate three times weekly with flight D7 departing Kuala Lumpur at 18:00 on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays, and arriving in Taipei at 22:50. Return flights will operate on Wednesdays, Fridays and Sundays, departing Taipei at 00:05 and arriving in Kuala Lumpur at 04:50.
In Friday’s announcement, AirAsia X’s 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.”
Historically, Taipei has been one of the most popular destinations for AirAsia X. The vibrant city offers world-renowned culture, food and numerous tourist activities. During 2019 alone, the airline carried over 530,000 guests to and from the Taiwanese capital. The city reopened its borders for travelers in October 2022 for the first time in over two years due to the global COVID-19 pandemic.