Posted on: 15 February 2011 by Mark Howells
AirAsia X has completed its first flight between Kuala Lumpur and Paris Orly, with an 85% load factor on an Airbus A340, commencing a four times weekly service.
The A340 operating the new route is configured for 327 passengers including 18 Premium FlatBed seats of 20” width, 61” pitch and which stretch out to 77” in the full recline position.
AirAsia X founder and AirAsia Group CEO, Tony Fernandes commented, “With France as AirAsia X’s second European destination after the UK, I am proud that we are finally here. This is a revolutionary moment for the aviation industry and a great day for our guests, who can have an amazing Asian and European experience at affordable fares. Our sales have proved that this business model not only works but is flourishing and expanding in a tough market. We are pleased with our efforts in offering the sky a fairer place to fly.”