Posted on: 04 February 2016 by Mark Howells
AirAsia X has performed the inaugural flight – with a load factor of more than 90% – on its new route from Kuala Lumpur direct to New Delhi, India.
The inaugural flight D7 182 operated by AirAsia X Berhad with an Airbus A330 landed on time at New Delhi, where a celebration event was held attended by HE Datuk Naimun Ashakli Mohammad, High Commissioner of Malaysia to India; Amran Abdul Rahman, North India director, Tourism Malaysia and Benyamin Ismail, CEO of AirAsia X Berhad.
Speaking at the event, Ismail commented, “We are excited to be here today, to celebrate the return of AirAsia X flights to New Delhi. We now have stronger foundation to be in this market, complementing the existing route network of our affiliates AirAsia Berhad, Thai AirAsia and AirAsia India, in addition to the growing demand for connectivity between New Delhi and Kuala Lumpur. Moving forward, we plan to provide even greater connectivity to Australia and North Asia via Kuala Lumpur from this capital city.”
“In 2015, our affiliates Malaysia AirAsia and Thai AirAsia carried over 1 million guests in and out of India, and with AirAsia X’s entry into this market, we can provide even more connectivity for our Indian guests to the rest of Asia and Australia through our extensive route network, especially through our Fly-Thru product,” added Ismail.
Flights from Kuala Lumpur depart at 19:00 and land in New Delhi at 22:00 on Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays and Sundays, with the return service taking off the same day at 23:15 and arriving in Kuala Lumpur the following morning at 07:30. All times local.