Posted on: 23 October 2015 by Ross McSweeny
AirAsia’s inaugural flight between Kuala Lumpur International Airport 2 (klia2) and Ibrahim Nasir International Airport in Male, the Maldives, has taken place with a load factor of over 90%.
The Kuala Lumpur–Male route is currently exclusive to AirAsia, with passengers from Incheon, Osaka, Hong Kong, Shenzhen, Bangkok, Gold Coast and Penang able to connect at klia2 via AirAsia’s Fly-Thru service.
Spencer Lee, AirAsia Berhad’s head of commercial, averred, “We are proud to be the only airline connecting Malaysia to the Maldives directly. It is one of the most-sought-after getaways in the world for leisure travellers and considered by many travellers as the perfect place for a honeymoon or group vacation. We would like to thank Maldives Airports Company Limited for their warm welcome and look forward to collaborate further to boost connectivity between Kuala Lumpur and Maldives, especially via our Fly-Thru service.
“We embarked on an exercise to optimise our route network and as result, have introduced seven exclusive routes this year, including Maldives. This continued expansion of our network highlights our commitment in offering our guests the best connectivity throughout the region,” Lee added.
“Maldives Airports Company Ltd (MACL) welcomes Asia’s number one low cost airline AirAsia to Ibrahim Nasir (INIA) International Airport. In many ways, AirAsia has captured the hearts of many passengers as a very special airline. AirAsia’s new routes to INIA would boost the Maldivian Tourism and Trade benefiting Maldivian economy,” remarked Adil Moosa, managing director of Maldives Airports.