AirAsia X launched operations between Kuala Lumpur and Fukuoka on 28 February. Pictured cutting the ribbon, flanked by airline crew, are: Representative Director and President & CEO Fukuoka Airport, Tetsuya Nagasao; Deputy Mayor of Fukuoka, Masanao Nakazono; Board Director of AirAsia X, Dato’ Fam Ee Lee; CEO of AirAsia X, Benyamin Ismail; Governor of Fukuoka Prefecture, Hiroshi Ogawa; Administrator of Fukuoka Airport, Osaka Regional Civil Aviation Bureau, Fumito Ohya; and Deputy Director Tourism Malaysia Tokyo, Shahrul Aman Sabir Ahmad. The carrier will serve the route four times weekly using its fleet of A330-300s.
- AirAsia X launched its fourth Japanese route from Kuala Lumpur (KUL) on 28 February, beginning a four times weekly service to Fukuoka (FUK). The carrier already flies from the Malaysian hub to Osaka Kansai, Sapparo Chitose and Tokyo Haneda in Japan. The airline will operate the 4,545-kilometre route using its fleet of A330-300s, with it being the only carrier to fly the airport pair. “More than 156,000 seats per year will be available on this new route, providing guests with the opportunity to book low-cost travel to yet another amazing destination in Japan,” commented Benyamin Ismail, CEO of AirAsia X. “This new service signifies our commitment to accelerating our growth story in Japan, and we’re confident the route will deliver a significant boost to the local economy. We wish to thank our airport, tourism and local government partners and authorities for making this new route a reality.”