Posted on: 18 February 2015 by Mark Howells
Air Asia X has begun four times weekly flights between Kuala Lumpur International Airport and Jiangbei International Airport in Chongqing, becoming the only airline to operate a direct service between the two cities.
“AirAsia X has carried a total of more than 3.6 million guests to date into/from various points in China, with an average passenger load of 82% and as a group we carried a total of more than 12.3 million guests,” commented Benyamin Ismail, AirAsia X CEO. “The addition of this latest route will enable us to further strengthen our network into China and boost passenger traffic growth as we link AirAsia’s robust network across ASEAN to China.”
Chongqing is Air Asia X’s 6th destination in China after Hangzhou, Chengdu, Beijing, Shanghai and Xi’An. As the gateway to the Yangtze river, Chongqing is the major manufacturing centre and transportation hub for Southwest China as well as a tourist attraction for locations such as the Three Gorges.
“We will continue our strategy of dominating our core markets in North Asia, especially China. This is made possible with the continuous support rendered by China’s Airport authorities, regulators and relevant authorities,” concluded Ismail.