AirAsia’s £99 to London

LONDON, 25 NOV: Malaysia’s long-haul budget carrier, AirAsia X, has announced that its London Stansted-Kuala Lumpur service will take off on March 11, 2009, with fares starting from as low as £99 or RM499 each way, with no fuel surcharge!

“Connecting London – Kuala Lumpur for £99” : AirAsia Group CEO Tony Fernandes and AirAsia X CEO Azran Osman-Rani reveals the London – Kuala Lumpur fare in a ceremony held at London’s County Hall.

AirAsia X cabin crew posing against the London Eye. The low-cost long-haul carrier affiliate of AirAsia announces its latest route connecting London and Kuala Lumpur in London on 25 Nov 2008. 

AirAsia X cabin crew on top of a London double-decker bus that is wrapped with AirAsia and AirAsia X branding. AirAsia X, the low-cost long-haul carrier affiliate of AirAsia announces its latest route connecting London and Kuala Lumpur in London on 25 November 2008.

AirAsia Group CEO Tony Fernandes (7th from left) and AirAsia X CEO Azran Osman-Rani with the airline’s cabin crew posing next to the London double-decker bus.

AirAsia Group CEO Datuk Seri Tony Fernandes has pledged to knock down the price to as low as £49 (RM271) once they increase the flight frequency to twice daily.

He said AirAsia X’s London-KL route was the realisation of a long-held ambition to open up affordable access between Malaysia and Europe for both Asean and European communities.

AirAsia Group CEO Tony Fernandes (left) and AirAsia X CEO Azran Osman-Rani in London for the announcement of AirAsia X’s latest route connecting London and Kuala Lumpur. The launch was held London’s County Hall on 25 Nov 2008. 

For the London sector, AirAsia X will use Airbus A340 for the five times weekly direct flights. All flights will use AirAsia’s X’s newly-purchased-and-delivered Airbus A340 planes which will have 286 economy and 30 premium seats.

AirAsia X cabin crew posing against the London Eye. The low-cost long-haul carrier affiliate of AirAsia announces its latest route connecting London and Kuala Lumpur in London.

Fernandes said bookings would start at midday London time today until November 30 for the travel period of March 11, 2009 to Oct 24, 2009.

AirAsia X CEO Azran Osman-Rani (left) and AirAsia Group CEO Dato’ Sri Tony Fernandes addressing the media in a press conference at London’s County Hall, after announcing the London – Kuala Lumpur route. 

London would be AirAsia X’s 5th international destination after Gold Coast, Perth and Melbourne in Australia as well as Hangzhou in China. It’s affiliate AirAsia Group, which flies short-haul routes in Asia is the region’s first, largest and most profitable low-cost carrier.

www.airasia.com

Photos special thanks to Amazing AirAsia.

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