Posted on: 04 October 2016 by Mark Howells
AirAsia X has performed its first flight between Kuala Lumpur and Mauritius, increasing the airline group’s presence in the African continent.
Kevin Ramkeloan, director of the Mauritius Tourism Promotion Authority welcomed guests on board the inaugural flight including His Excellency Issop Pattel, High Commissioner of Mauritius to Malaysia; Tan Sri Rafidah Aziz, chairman of AirAsia X Berhad; Datuk Kamarudin Meranun, Group CEO of AirAsia X; Dato’ Fam Lee Ee, board director for AirAsia X Berhad; Kathleen Tan, president of North Asia, AirAsia and Benyamin Ismail, CEO of AirAsia X Berhad.
“We’re very excited to be here today, charting a new continent on the route map of AirAsia X with a 100% full flight. The strong entry into this market has given us the confidence we need to grow this direct flight between Mauritius and Kuala Lumpur, operated exclusively by AirAsia X,” remarked Ismail. “Together with our short-haul affiliate AirAsia Group, our guests can now fly into Mauritius from any of the destinations within our extensive flight network across Asia, Australia and the Middle East via Kuala Lumpur, Asia’s low-cost hub.”
Flights from Kuala Lumpur (KUL) leave at 10:25 each Tuesday, Friday and Sunday and reach Mauritius at 13:25. In the opposite direction, push back is at 02:55 each Monday, Wednesday and Friday with arrival in Kuala Lumpur at 14:20 (all times local).