AirAsia X begins sixth stop in China

PETALING JAYA: AirAsia X has introduced direct flights from Kuala Lumpur to Chongqing as its sixth destination to China after Hangzhou, Chengdu, Beijing, Shanghai and Xi'An.

The long-haul low fare affiliate of the AirAsia Group will commence four weekly flights into Jiangbei International Airport, Chongqing, beginning Feb 13, 2015 and will be the only airline servicing direct flights between the two cities.

"The addition of the Kuala Lumpur – Chongqing route enables us to further strengthen our route network into China. AirAsia X is very positive about our growth in China, and the addition of this new route will further fortify the point," AirAsia X commercial director Datuk Bernard Francis said in a statement yesterday.

"We carried a total of 2.7 million passengers to date into/from China from Kuala Lumpur with an average passenger load of 82%. With Chongqing added on our network, we expect to see our total revenue increase to over 17% with more than one million guests flying into/from our China routes from Kuala Lumpur this year," he added.