Posted on: 22 June 2016 by Mark Howells
AirAsia X has successfully completed its inaugural flight to Tehran from Kuala Lumpur thus beginning a three times weekly service.
Arik De, head of commercial for AirAsia X Berhad, along with other members of the management, were at the departure gate to send-off guests with surprise gifts to celebrate the occasion.
“We are confident that this new route will stimulate new travel demand and boost tourism and business potential for us and the two countries,” De remarked. “Iran is a huge market to tap into and we will look forward to deepening our footprint in the region, and ensuring Malaysians and other citizens of ASEAN can fly further with us.
“The commencement of this route is timed perfectly to complement the group’s growing flight network in Kuala Lumpur, where the connectivity with ASEAN, China and Australia are being optimised with the new destinations and frequencies that we have introduced across the short- and long-haul networks,” he added.
The flight schedule between Kuala Lumpur and Tehran sees the outbound flights leave KL on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Sundays at 19:05, arriving in Tehran at 23:40. After a 1h25 turnaround, the return flights take off from Tehran at 01:05 the following day (Wednesdays, Fridays and Sundays respectively) and land in KL at 12:45 (all times local).