Friday, August 6, 2010

HOORAY !!! AirAsia X to launch Seoul flights in November

Long-haul budget airline AirAsia X (5099) said yesterday it will introduce daily flights to Seoul on November 1, its 11th destination since the carrier's launch in 2007.

"We estimate that more than 60 per cent of AirAsia X passengers to and from Seoul will be first-time visitors, which will contribute significantly to tourism growth," said AirAsia X's chief executive officer (CEO) Azran Osman-Rani.

"We are confident that AirAsia X's direct connection will be able to stimulate new travel demands and further tap new markets, especially that of young working adults and families.

"The carrier now flies to 10 destinations - London, Taipei, China (Tianjin, Hangzhou, Chengdu), Australia (Gold Coast, Melbourne, Perth) and India (Mumbai, Delhi).An affiliate of regional low-cost carrier AirAsia and Virgin Group, AirAsia X was launched in January 2007. AirAsia and AirAsia X have common shareholders, including AirAsia founder and CEO Datuk Seri Tony Fernandes.

The airline has eight aircraft and will have 11 by December. It has also placed an order for 17 Airbus A330s and 10 A340s. - AFP

This is another piece of good news for people like me - budget traveller. I guessed a lot of people have been waiting for this reality a long time already. My friend just book the tickets to Seoul for a round trip of just RM270...I'm so happy for him!


HL said...

Urmm ..i miss kimchi stew, japjae n bibimbap so much =)

BH said...

Penang can need go so far :P