Thursday, January 12, 2012
AirAsiaX Flies to Sydney From April 2012
Ahead of the potential rival Scoot Airlines, AirAsiaX will begin flying KUL-SYD from April 2012 onwards. TheStar said that a senior official of the group, quoted that ticket sales could begin as early as 17 Jan 2012.
It is also said that AirAsia will soon decide whether to X its Europe, Christchurch and India routes.
Read the full scoop here:
AirAsia X (AAX) seems all set to start ticket sales for the much-awaited KL-Sydney route next week and will begin mounting flights to the Australian city by April this year, way ahead of rival Scoot.
The airline is also said to be in the final stages of rationalising its route network where it would cut some routes which it deemed to be unprofitable and add Sydney and some routes to China (provided it can get slots there) to its network.
“We want to do that (Sydney) well ahead of the competition," said a senior official of the airline group.
Scoot is Singapore Airlines' long-haul low-cost carrier that has named Sydney as the first city of call out of Singapore and plans to begin flying the route by mid-year. Competitive: AirAsia X offers reasonable rates for its Melbourne, Perth and Gold Coast flights/
The official declined to elaborate, but market has it that AAX will begin selling tickets for the sector next Tuesday and a team is planning to launch the sales from Sydney.
The first flight is slated to take off on April 1. However, all is subject to its internal planning, though the airline may be looking at daily flights for the KL-Sydney sector.