AirAsia X Celebrates Inaugural Flight To Delhi, Announces Seoul Route

AirAsia X this week celebrated the arrival of long-haul, low cost air travel to Delhi, the airline’s tenth destination worldwide and second in India, as it continued its expansion across the continent. The Malaysian low cost carrier has also announced a new route between Kuala Lumpur and Seoul, marking the airline’s entry into South Korea.


Daily Kuala Lumpur-Delhi Flights

The inaugural flight, D7 2506, landed at Indira Gandhi International Airport’s Terminal 3 yesterday evening, where government and airport officials welcomed the passengers and VIPs including AirAsia X CEO Mr. Azran Osman-Rani. Operated by AirAsia X’s new Airbus A330-300 aircraft, the new daily flights will feature the airline’s new premium flatbed seats in XL Class, a first in the low cost carrier industry.


Flight D7 2506 will depart Kuala Lumpur at 1600 hrs, arriving in Delhi at 1910 hrs. The aircraft then returns to the Malaysian capital city at 2025 hrs for an early morning arrival at 0435 hrs the next day. Delhi completes the AirAsia group’s route network in India from its Kuala Lumpur base, where it also serves Bangalore, Chennai, Cochin, Hyderabad, Kolkata, Thiruvananthapuram, Tiruchirappalli and Mumbai.


Daily Kuala Lumpur-Seoul Flights From 1 November 2010

AirAsia X has also announced it will begin flights to Seoul, its 11th destination, from 1 November 2010 using Airbus A330 jets. Flight D7 2682 departs Kuala Lumpur at 1355 hrs daily, arriving in Seoul at 2115 hrs. The return flight, D7 2683, takes off from Incheon International Airport at 2320 hrs and lands back in Kuala Lumpur International Airport at 0505 hrs the next morning.


The entry of AirAsia X to South Korea is expected to bring greater competition to the country’s air travel industry. The airline joins Seoul-based Asiana Airlines and Korean Air, as well as rival Malaysia Airlines on the route and seeks to increase tourism between both countries. AirAsia X is also leveraging on the group’s extensive network across Southeast Asia for demand on the flights.


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