Delhi Airport celebrated the return of AirAsia X on 3 February. The airline last served Delhi in March 2012. Flights from Kuala Lumpur operate four times weekly with A330-300s and will face competition from Malindo Air and Malaysia Airlines. Cutting the cake in Delhi are: Mr. Sarjit Singh, Manager Airport Operations, Air Asia India; Mr. Benyamin Ismail, CEO, AirAsia X; and Capt. Suresh Banga of the arriving flight.
On 3 February, AirAsia X launched a four times weekly service between its Kuala Lumpur hub and Delhi. The 3,874-kilometre sector will be operated by the LCC’s fleet of A330-300s.
- AirAsia X returned to Delhi (DEL) on 3 February with the resumption of flights from Kuala Lumpur (KUL). The long-haul LCC will serve the 3,874-kilometre route four times weekly with its A330-300s and face direct competition from Malindo Air (10 weekly flights) and Malaysia Airlines (daily flights). AirAsia X had previously served this route between August 2010 and March 2012. This summer the carrier will serve a total of 17 destinations non-stop from Kuala Lumpur, the same as last summer. While Colombo and Tokyo Narita have been dropped, Sapporo/Chitose and now Delhi have been added. Since the airline’s launch in November 2007 it has launched services to 32 destinations of which 15 have subsequently been dropped. See how Delhi Airport’s FTWA compares to others from around the world.