Posted on: 17 January 2012 by Ross McSweeny
AirAsia X is expanding its network further into Australia with the introduction of flights on 1 April from its hub in Kuala Lumpur to Kingsford Smith International Airport, Sydney.
The Kuala Lumpur–Sydney route will also provide access to over 80 destinations across 165 routes in Asia and beyond. Sydney will be AirAsia X’s fourth Australian destination after Gold Coast, Melbourne and Perth. The route will also be the city’s only direct long-haul, low-fare service to Kuala Lumpur.
“Our entry into Sydney is a culmination of a dream of everyone involved with AirAsia X, in particular our Group CEO, Tan Sri Tony Fernandes,” declared AirAsia X CEO Azran Osman-Rani. “We are finally here in Sydney and we are here to offer guests the opportunity to experience our growing network across Australia.”
“Following the success of our Gold Coast, Melbourne and Perth services, we always believed Sydney would be a matter of when, not if, and we look forward to making Sydney one of our biggest success stories yet,” added Osman-Rani.
The Kuala Lumpur–Sydney route will be operated with Airbus A330-300s having a configuration of 12 premium flatbed seats and 365 economy seats. The daily flights will depart Kuala Lumpur at 23:45 and land in Sydney at 09:45. In the opposite directon, flights will take off from Sydney at 10:55 and reach Kuala Lumpur at 17:25. All times given are local.