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AirAsia X will restart flights between Kuala Lumpur and Sydney on February 14

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AirAsia X will restart flights between Kuala Lumpur and Sydney on February 14

AirAsia X has affirmed it will restart flights between Kuala Lumpur and Sydney on Valentine’s Day. An AirAsia X Airbus A330-300 will resume flying on the sector with a push back at Kuala Lumpur on Monday, February 14.

Long-haul low-cost airline AirAsia X is, at last, taking off again by continuing its first commercial flight following the approval of its debt restructuring plan. Their first post-pandemic traveler service is between Kuala Lumpur and Sydney which will start from 14th February 2022. They are presently accepting flight bookings on their website.

For a beginning, AirAsia X will just work with a low frequency of only one return flight per week. The airline has only one D7 228 flight from Kuala Lumpur to Sydney, which leaves at 7:25 pm on Mondays. The returning flight, D7 229 will depart from Sydney to Kuala Lumpur at 8:30 am on Tuesdays. This is the schedule such a long way from 14th February to 22nd March 2022, and the airline will uncover its timetable for the autumn/winter season in mid-February.

As indicated by AirAsia, they are focusing on full reclamations for its travelers impacted by the rebuilding and AirAsia X visitors might reestablish their booking using their credit account. Unfortunately, there are still no updates on the RM499 AirAsia Unlimited Pass for AirAsia X which was last reached out until June 2021. The domestic RM399 Cuti-Cuti Malaysia pass was broadened yet pass holders can recover only one bring trip back.

A careful AirAsia X restart on the Kuala Lumpur – Sydney sector

Besides the odd ad hoc charter and bringing home flight, no regular AirAsia flights have serviced Sydney starting around 2020. February denotes a tentative return to Australia for the airline with only one return service a week initially.

AirAsia X flight D7 227 will depart Kuala Lumpur each Monday at 19:25 and make the 4,088 miles (6,580 kilometers) run south to Sydney. Following eight hours in the air, the flight lands at 06:30 the next morning.

Following two hours on the ground, the airplane turns around and works D7 228 back to Kuala Lumpur. D7 228 leaves Sydney at 08:30 on Tuesday morning and shows up back in the Malaysian capital at 14:15 on the same day.

AirAsia X will rival Malaysia Airlines, which right now flies a few times each week between Kuala Lumpur and Sydney.

“Following our travel downtime over the last two years, and the recent completion of our restructuring process, we are thrilled to be able to relaunch and commence our gradual return to the skies,” says the CEO of AirAsia X Benyamin Ismail.

“As we anticipate the gradual reopening of international borders around the world in 2022, we are delighted to return to Australia first, as one of our most popular markets. This new weekly service for guests marks a significant milestone for the resumption of our commercial services and will contribute to our growth post-restructuring.”

A few challenges to continuing normal service on the route

Flights between Malaysia and Australia generally are really well known. In 2019, the last year of uninterrupted flying, over 2.4 million individuals made the trip in one or the other direction. With the Qantas Group airlines not traveling to Malaysia for a long time, Malaysia Airlines, AirAsia, and Malindo Air had the nonstop market all to themselves.

In 2019, AirAsia X persisted one million of those 2.4 travelers flying between the two countries. You can comprehend the reason why the airline is quick to return. Notwithstanding, they will not really make some simple memories, to begin with.

Just fully vaccinated Australian residents, permanent residents, international students, and eligible visa holders can make a trip to and from Australia without applying for a travel exemption. It is expected these limitations will ease altogether by Easter time.

In the other direction, Malaysia is yet to fully reopen its boundaries to the full range of travelers. While Malaysian nationals and foreigners holding valid Malaysian long-term visit passes can enter the country moderately effectively, different travelers should apply for entry permission, and all travelers should finish a quarantine period.

AirAsia X’s Airbus A330s not an awful method for flying

While the possibilities of flying eight hours on a low-cost airline probably won’t speak to everyone, AirAsia X has a few aces up its sleeve. It flies moderately spacious A330s rather than pokey Airbus or Boeing narrowbody planes. The Sydney to Kuala Lumpur flight is a daytime flight, making low-cost flying more okay.

On the overnight run down to Sydney, AirAsia X’s well-priced premium flatbed product will assist with facilitating the nighttime flying pains. Stringently talking, the bed slopes at an angle to the floor rather than going fully flat, yet it is a generally agreeable method for flying.

“Without any domestic routes, AirAsia X has been significantly affected by the pandemic. We now see light at the end of this long tunnel, and we are working hard to operate again in all of our key markets, as one of the world’s leading low-cost medium-haul operators,” Benyamin Ismail adds.

Right now, AirAsia is offering one-way tickets from Kuala Lumpur to Sydney, from RM1,399 for the Economy or from RM3,999 for its Premium Flatbed. In the interim, flights from Sydney to Kuala Lumpur start from AUD 399 (about RM1,180) for Economy and AUD 1,299 (about RM3,844) for Premium Flatbed. As you would expect from a low-cost carrier, the base fares shown during online booking do exclude other add-ons such as checked baggage and onboard meals.

With the returning of more international borders in 2022, Benyamin said AirAsia X is more than happy to get back to Australia first and the weekly flight denotes a huge achievement for the resumption of commercial services and will add to their development post-restructuring. The airline is anticipating reporting extra new services soon.

Before continuing commercial airline service, AirAsia X COO Captain Suresh Kumar Bangah said the airline has been active on cargo flights all through the pandemic and has been a help for them. He added that for the first time, they are adding on travelers to enhance cargo revenue in their push to be a significant combination carrier in the region.

AirAsia X works a fleet of Airbus A330-300 and has extended 19 million visitors for both AirAsia X Malaysia and AirAsia X Thailand. Before the pandemic, AirAsia X’s network covers major cities in Australia, Japan, Korea, China, and India, as well as Honolulu in the US.

The AirAsia Group has recently rebranded itself to Capital A, following its classification as a PN17 organization. As indicated by its Group CEO Tony Fernandes, the rebrand and logo denote a new period for the Group as they are not only an aircraft any longer. When a large portion of their planes was grounded during the worldwide lockdown, AirAsia has wandered into different digital services including eHailing, food delivery, parcel delivery, and even groceries. Tony said he wants AirAsia to be the largest food delivery and eHailing organization in Asia.

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