AirAsia X Celebrates 1st Flight to Paris

AirAsia X Celebrates 1st Flight to Paris
Offering Promotional Low Fares to South East Asia and Beyond

PARIS, 15 February 2011- The Malaysian based World’s Best Low-Cost Airline, AirAsia X landed at Orly International airport yesterday, recording over 85% passenger load on the Airbus A340 at 15:40, marking its first flight into Paris, France.

The new service by AirAsia X will offer the people of Paris and its surrounding regions four times weekly flights to Kuala Lumpur, the gateway to South East Asia and beyond. With the commencement of flights to Kuala Lumpur from Paris, guests may hop on to the AirAsia X network onward to Taiwan, China, Australia and New Zealand or within the AirAsia short haul network across South East Asia and beyond.

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In celebration of the first flight into Paris, AirAsia X is offering promotional low fares across the AirAsia network. The airline is not just offering guests special fares to Kuala Lumpur from as low as €229/RM679 (all in fare) one way from Paris but also unbelievable promotional fares via its new “Fly Thru” services.

The new connecting “Fly Thru” services which was recently introduced to facilitate a more convenient transit process for connecting guests across selected destinations on the AirAsia X and AirAsia network via its hub in Kuala Lumpur is also offering promotional connecting fares one way from Paris to Indonesia (Bali, Jakarta, Medan and Surabaya) with fares from as low as €269*, from €319* to China (Chengdu, Tianjin, Hangzhou), from €329* to Taiwan(Taipei), from €249 to Singapore, from €279* to Thailand (Bangkok) and from €439* to New Zealand (Christchurch).

Guest who opt for this service no longer have to clear immigration in Kuala Lumpur low cost carrier terminal, nor go through the hassle of checking in their luggage twice in order to connect to their onward destinations or worry about transit visa applications.

The fares for the above promotion are available online for the booking period from 14 to 20 February, 2011 for the travel period between 1 September to 10 November, 2011.

To add to this low fare promotion, AirAsia X is also offering point to point low fares within the same booking and travel period for those who prefer to travel to Kuala Lumpur and travel hop to an onward destinations later across AirAsia’s network to Thailand (Phuket), Vietnam (Hanoi, Ho Chi Minh City), and Cambodia (Phnom Penh). Fares from Kuala Lumpur to the above destinations are offered from as low as €38* one way.

Promotional seats are limited and available on first-come, first-served basis and made exclusively available online via www.airasia.com. For more promotional details, log on to our website.

Tourism Minister of Malaysia, YB Datuk Seri’ Dr. Ng Yen Yen, said ”I am proud with AirAsia X’s achievements thus far and thrilled with the anticipated increase in traffic from this European market into Malaysia. The arrival of the first flight into France from Malaysia will indeed foster new travel demand and enhance the tourism sectors of both countries. As a representative of the Malaysian government, I look forward to working with the airline to further create new demands and serve the underserved markets in ensuring tourism prosperity and growth for the country.”

The new route will be serviced by the Airbus A340 aircraft with 327 passenger capacity including 18 Premium seats. Guests flying on this new route will have the chance to experience the new comfortable ‘Premium FlatBed seats’ which are standard business class specifications of 20” width, 61” pitch and stretches out to 77” in full recline position. The seats feature universal power sockets, adjustable headrests and built-in personal utilities such as tray table, drink holder, reading light and privacy screen. This new improvement offers unmatched comfort to the guests and position AirAsia as the market leader, further bolstering the brand as the epitome of innovation and excellence.

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AirAsia X Founder and AirAsia Group CEO, Dato’ Sri Dr. Tony Fernandes said, “With France as AirAsia X’s 2nd European destination after UK, I am proud that we are finally here. With this global platform, we are making the world much smaller and cheaper for everyone to connect to each other. This is a revolutionary moment for the aviation industry and a great day for our guests, who can have an amazing Asian and European experience at affordable fares. Our sales have proved that this business model not only works but is flourishing and expanding in a tough market. We are pleased with our efforts in offering the sky a fairer place to fly,”

“We are thrilled and thankful for the support we received from the government of Malaysia and France. This endeavor could not have been a reality without the endless effort and strong back up from the tourism, airport and regulatory bodies involved. We aim to add more frequency to create a daily shuttle to Asia from Paris in future,” Tony concludes.

Malaysia, the land of many charms beckons visitor with a rich diversity of amazing experiences. Malaysia is a cosmopolitan, progressive nation of great opportunity which has managed to retain its rich heritage of culture and traditions despite rapid modernizations. One can choose to city-hop to experience the incredible variety of shopping opportunities at the Twin Towers – Suria KLCC or go for bargains at Petaling Street, enjoy endless entertainment in Genting Highlands, lie back blissfully on white sandy beaches or even take an eco-holiday and climb the mount Kinabalu, one of the region’s highest mountains. In short, Malaysia has something for everyone, be it the historian, the businessmen, the backpacker, the eco-tourist, city-hopper or beachcomber.

AirAsia is also offering great hotel rates and personalized travel packages under AirAsiaGo, its one stop travel portal at www.airasiago.com. Guests can obtain greater savings and more value for money on their accommodation in addition to the low fares that AirAsia X offers. Currently, AirAsiaGo has a wide range of over 70,000 hotel partners globally and over 5,000 activities and tours to cater to every traveler’s budget.

Never miss out on updates and promo deals by following AirAsia via Facebook (facebook.com/AirAsia) and Twitter (twitter.com/AirAsia).

Guests from Paris may contact AirAsia X – Paris Booking & Enquiry Hotline (ITFS) 24 hour from Monday to Sunday at +33170480722.

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