The Malaysian-based long-haul, low-fare airline affiliate of the AirAsia Group known as AirAsia X recently announces its latest international route from Kuala Lumpur to Busan, the second destination of its airline after Seoul in Korea, and the first direct flight connecting the two cities. AirAsia X will commence services and fly direct to Gimhae International Airport in Busan from July 15th 2015 onwards with four weekly flights between Kuala Lumpur and Busan. The route will be operated by the Airbus A330-300 aircraft with 12 Premium Flatbed seats and 365 Economy seats. To mark the opening for sale of the new route, AirAsia X is offering an unbelievable promotional all-in fare from as low as MYR199 or around IDR 703.000 on Economy and from as low as MYR699 on or around IDR 2.469.000 for the Premium Flatbed between Kuala Lumpur and Busan one way. Fares are available online for booking. Promotional seats are limited and available on first-come, first-served basis, and made exclusively available online via www.airasia.com.

Azran Osman-Rani who is the Chief Executive Officer of AirAsia X mentioned, “The airline entry into Busan is in line with our stated strategy of adding flight frequencies and destinations to a few priority Asia Pacific markets, like Korea. We believe that our entry will stimulate new travel demands from the city and its surrounding regions. This is what AirAsia X is about – providing affordable international travel for everyone. Guests from Busan will now be able to fly to Malaysia and thereafter use Kuala Lumpur as a gateway to over 85 destinations served by the AirAsia Group in South East Asia and beyond, which includes regional ASEAN cities or long-haul sectors served by AirAsia X.” Furthermore, he explained, “We estimate that more than 60 per cent of AirAsia X passengers to and from Busan will be first time visitors, which will contribute significantly to tourism growth, allowing AirAsia X the opportunity to open up new market segments from Malaysia and Busan with its affordable fares. Guests from Malaysia and surrounding regions may also fly to Busan via Kuala Lumpur hub or use Busan as a gateway to beautiful Jeju Island which is only an hour away by flight.”

Guests may also opt for their Fly-thru services from Busan, offering connections to their strong feeder network from as low as KRW88.900 or around IDR 1.050.000 to Australia including Perth, Melbourne, Gold Coast, Sydney, Indonesia cities including Medan, Surabaya, Bali, Jakarta, Bangkok and Phuket in Thailand, Ho Chi Minh city in Vietnam, Malaysia cities including Langkawi, Penang, Kota Kinabalu, Kuching, plus Singapore and vice versa. The Flu-thru service allows passengers to seamlessly purchase two flight sectors and connect via Kuala Lumpur. Same booking and travel period applies for their Fly-Thru promotion. The AirAsia brand is already present in Busan with AirAsia Japan’s flight from Busan to Tokyo. This service also enables AirAsia X passengers to visit both destinations, such as Tokyo and Busan, flying from Kuala Lumpur to one city and flying back from another city. AirAsia X was the first long-haul, low-fare carrier to introduce Premium Flatbed seats, which have standard business class specifications of 20 inches width, 60 inches pitch and stretch out to 77 inches in full recline position. The Premium flatbeds feature universal power sockets, adjustable headrests and built-in personal utilities such as tray table, drink holder, reading light and privacy screen. Premium seat guests also enjoy premium complimentary products and services including Pick A Seat, Priority Check-in, Priority Boarding, Priority Baggage, 25kg Baggage Allowance, Complimentary Meal and Pillow and Duvet.

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