AirAsia X to start KL-Sydney routePETALING JAYA: AirAsia X (AAX) seems all set to start ticket sales for the much-awaited KL-Sydney route next week and will begin mounting flights to the Australian city by April this year, way ahead of rival Scoot.
The airline is also said to be in the final stages of rationalising its route network where it would cut some routes which it deemed to be unprofitable and add Sydney and some routes to China (provided it can get slots there) to its network.
“We want to do that (Sydney) well ahead of the competition,'' said a senior official of the airline group.
Scoot is Singapore Airlines' long-haul low-cost carrier that has named Sydney as the first city of call out of Singapore and plans to begin flying the route by mid-year
I wonder if they will kick off with a $99 return ticket promotion?
How exciting... now we have LCC competition coming to SYD... I can feel a number of cheap weekends away on the cards. Hopefully the flights are at good times (e.g. can leave work on the Friday and go straight to the airport, return before work starts on Monday) - if so, I can see this being very popular.
Also, wouldn't hurt in bringing down J* fares i'm sure.
Arrival around 10 and departure at 111AM I believe.
I remember when Jetstar flew this route, they had $199 fares all the time, would have been good if they were still on the route for price beat reasons!
Exciting news. With the bargain fares ex-KUL to other parts of Asia, this opens up even more bargain holiday opportunities.
Compared to JQ hub SIN, KUL is a much cheaper stopover, especially accommodation.
"If we learn to enjoy waiting, we don't have to wait to enjoy."
All Air Asia X long haul to Europe (LGW and ORY) cancelled from 25 Mar.
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