Posted on: 16 January 2014 by Mark Howells
AirAsia X is to increase its flights to double daily services from Kuala Lumpur to Incheon Airport, Seoul, Korea this year.
The carrier will increase its frequency from 7 flights weekly to 11 flights a week from 2 July. The airline will start full double daily services on the route from 2 December onwards. Tickets for the additional flight frequencies are already available.
Azran Osman-Rani, CEO of AirAsia X commented, “Overall, the airline has carried over half a million passengers to and from Korea since it began operations in Korea in 2010. Korea contributes over 8% of the airline’s total revenue, with an average of 83% passenger load in 2013.
“Our flights from Kuala Lumpur to Seoul have performed extremely well and the extra flight services will help meet increasing demand, provide guests with a greater choice of travel times and enable us to offer improved flight connections across our network and that of the AirAsia Group,” added Osman-Rani.
“AirAsia X will remain committed to Korea this year as it is one of our core markets in the Asia-Pacific region. Our expansion plans will materialise further when we establish our hub in Thailand, receive six more aircraft and move into the new KLIA2 airport this year,” concluded Osman-Rani.
Apart from Seoul (Incheon), AirAsia X currently flies to Busan four times a week in Korea from Kuala Lumpur.