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AirAsia X Launches Exclusive New Direct Service Between Kuala Lumpur and Xi’an

AirAsia X launched exclusive nonstop service between Kuala Lumpur and Xi’an on Thursday, April 4, 2024.  The flight was 100 percent full and guests on flight D7 346 were sent off warmly by AAX Management and 'Allstars.'


(Middle) Alvin Tan, Head of Engineering at AirAsia X and AirAsia Fun Team at the sendoff ceremony for Kuala Lumpur-Xi'an inaugural flight at Kuala Lumpur International Airport (Terminal 2) On Thursday, April 4, 2024 – Courtesy AirAsia

On Thursday (April 4, 2024), AirAsia X (AAX) announced the launch of exclusive new direct service between Kuala Lumpur and Xi’an in China.  Following a warm sendoff from AAX Management and Allstars, flight D7 346 departed completely full from Kuala Lumpur International Airport’s Terminal 2 at 19:05 on April 4, 2024. The inaugural flight touched down at Xi’an Xianyang International Airport at 00:30 local time on April 5, 2024. Xi’an is now AirAsia X’s fifth Chinese destination, complementing existing service to Beijing (Daxing), Shanghai, Hangzhou, and Chengdu (Tianfu).


In Thursday’s announcement, AirAsia X’s CEO, Benyamin Ismail, said,


“We are pleased to announce the resumption of services to this iconic city in China, making AAX the sole airline providing direct connectivity between Kuala Lumpur and Xi’an.  As Malaysia-China’s economic cooperation is growing significantly and continues to strengthen with visa-free initiatives, we foresee this route will be popular for leisure and will also significantly enhance tourism and trade opportunities between both nations.


“We eagerly anticipate further expansion of our footprint in China and look forward to supporting the government’s vision of welcoming between five to seven million tourists from the country this year, as well as bolstering tourism efforts for Visit Malaysia Year 2026.”


AirAsia X Team Members and Customers Celebrate the Launch of Inaugural Service Between Kuala Lumpur and Xi'an, China on Thursday April 4, 2024 - Courtesy AirAsia X


AirAsia X's Schedule Between Kuala Lumpur and Xi'an - Courtesy AirAsia X

AirAsia, the aviation arm of Capital A, started in 2001 when Tony Fernandes and Kamarudin Meranun bought an ailing airline with two aircraft and 200 team members.  Since then, the carrier has become the fourth largest airline in Asia, with over 200 aircraft and 21,000 staff across Malaysia, Thailand, Indonesia, the Philippines and more.  AirAsia has served over 800 million guests with service to more than 160 destinations.  The carrier has been credited for democratizing air travel in the region, with the famous tagline, ‘Now Everyone Can Fly.’


 

Source: AirAsia 

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