AirAsia X resumes Sydney-KL flights after 2 years, one-way fares from RM736+

AIRASIA X has recommenced its commercial flight services to and from Australia after a two-year hiatus, with the Sydney-Kuala Lumpur route being the first one to make a comeback.

The airline company celebrated the return of services from Sydney and welcomed flight D7220 to Kuala Lumpur with a 61% load factor yesterday (Sept 9), two years after international air travel was halted due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

The twice-weekly service will also connect to Auckland, New Zealand, starting Nov 7, 2022, with plans to gradually increase the service to a daily basis by the first quarter of next year to meet strong pent-up demand. 

AirAsia X is also resuming direct services to Australian cities Melbourne and Perth in early November. 

AirAsia X flight D7 221 being greeted by a water cannon salute upon arrival at Kuala Lumpur International Airport (klia2) on Friday (Photo credit: AirAsia X)

In celebration of the service, AirAsia is offering great value fares from Sydney to Kuala Lumpur or Fly-Thru to other cities from AUD239 (RM736+) on economy seats. 

Guests can also choose to experience the Premium Flatbed from AUD899 (RM2769+) all-in, one way, inclusive of all taxes and fees but subject to the airlines’ terms and conditions.

The new service to/from Sydney is available for booking through the “Flights” icon on the AirAsia Super App or via its website. The latest sale is for the travel period between now and Oct 28, 2022.

In a statement announcing the service, AirAsia X chief executive officer (CEO) Benyamin Ismail said the group is pleased to return its service to Australia – one of its key markets – and reconnect its guests between Sydney and Kuala Lumpur with great value fares. 

“We are also excited to welcome 230 guests to Malaysia from Sydney and connect them to the wider AirAsia’s network such as India and Indonesia, among others,” he said.

He also applauded the Australian Government for accelerating the visa process for tourists to strengthen the travel and tourism industry and thanked the Malaysian Government for reopening its borders without restrictions, which he said will provide a welcome boost to the nation’s economic recovery.

“As we return to the skies, we will continue to review our network and cater to the increasing demand in our core markets with additional new season services added to the schedule in the near future,” he added.

“We hope this resumption of service will not only benefit our guests but both countries’ tourism industry as a whole.”

Aviation of Sydney Airport executive general manager Rob Wood, on the other hand, said it was great to see AirAsia X resuming their popular Sydney to Kuala Lumpur service as they cater to the increasing demand for travel throughout Malaysia.

“After a two-year absence caused by COVID-19, we are sure this service will be welcomed by travellers seeking great value fares to one of Malaysia’s most in-demand cities.” 

Thai AirAsia X, the affiliate long-haul sister airline of AirAsia X, also recently announced new direct services from Bangkok (Suvarnabhumi) to Melbourne and Sydney for the very first time, commencing on Dec 1 and 2, 2022. – Sept 10, 2022


Main photo credit: AirAsia X

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