AirAsia X’s CEO Azran Osman-Rani dressed as a Chinese warrior to celebrate the long-haul, low-cost airline’s new route between the capitals of Malaysia and China. The Beijing service is the result of a move from Tianjin on the coast near Beijing.
- AirAsia X moved its service to northern China from Tianjin to Beijing (PEK) on 22 June. The long-haul low-cost airline initially flies four times weekly from its Kuala Lumpur (KUL) base, but frequencies increase to daily in August. Flights will operate with the airline’s 377-seat A330-300s, competing with Malaysia Airlines’ twice-daily operation and Air China’s three flights a week.