Posted on: 20 April 2014 by Mark Howells
AirAsia X is to begin flights to Xianyang International Airport, Xi’an, China, on 2 July.
Xi’an, the home of the Terracotta warriors, is the airline’s fifth destination in China after Hangzhou, Chengdu, Beijing, and Shanghai. AirAsia X will start with four weekly flights into Xi’an from Kuala Lumpur and will be the only airline servicing direct flights between the two cities.
Azran Osman-Rani, CEO of AirAsia X, remarked, “Adding Xi’an into our ever-growing network in China proves our commitment in our growth strategies in the Asia-Pacific region. The airline has in total carried 2.7 million passengers to date into/from China from Kuala Lumpur with an average passenger load of 82%. With Xi’an added on our network, we expect to see our total revenue increase to over 17% with more than 1 million guests flying into/from our China routes from Kuala Lumpur this year.”