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AirAsia X daily routes from Stansted

April 21, 2009

Just six weeks following its launch, AirAsia X has announced that its low-cost, long-haul connection between Stansted Airport and Kuala Lumpur is set to operate on a daily basis from July 3, 2009.

"The new service between Stansted and Kuala Lumpur was always set to revolutionise long-haul travel, and we're delighted that just six weeks into operation the airline is expanding with a move to daily flights from July," said Nick Barton, commercial and development director at Stansted.

"Advanced bookings indicated how popular the route would be, especially as it links Stansted, Europe's point-to-point airport of choice for low-cost travel, to AirAsia's Kuala Lumpur hub and onward low-cost connections to Australia, China and India.

"Over 10,000 passengers have flown so far and with AirAsia X's ambition to continue growing frequency, this route is fast establishing itself as a leading player for flight connections between the UK, Asia and beyond. AirAsia X's aspiration is to make the world smaller and cheaper for everyone and we're truly delighted to be at the forefront of this exciting revolution in affordable, low-cost, long-haul travel."

Air Asia X's chief executive officer Azran Osman-Rani said: "Our aim has always been to open up travel for all.

"We knew this service would be popular but to increase the frequency so soon is beyond our expectations. The best part is that these super low fares are even applicable during the peak July-August summer season. Business travellers, students and families are all taking advantage of our low fares even in these challenging economic times."

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