Jakarta. AirAsia X, a long-haul unit of Malaysian low-cost airline AirAsia, will start with flights from Kuala Lumpur to Honolulu, Hawaii, via Osaka, Japan, on June 28, as it seeks to tap markets beyond the Asia-Pacific region.
"We would like to thank the government and all the relevant authorities for the support. We will continue to work closely with all parties to ensure that we can connect more people through this new route," AirAsia X Group chief executive Datuk Kamarudin Meranun said in a statement received by the Jakarta Globe on Friday (10/02).
The flights will operate four times weekly on Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays and Saturdays. They will depart from Kuala Lumpur at 2:00 p.m. and arrive in Honolulu at 12:30 p.m. Flights from Honolulu to Kuala Lumpur will depart at 4:00 p.m. and arrive at 4:00 a.m.
These flights can only be booked through AirAsia's official website.
The company announced on Jan. 24 that it secured approval from the Federal Aviation Administration to fly to the United States.
AirAsia X flies to 22 destinations in Asia, Australia, New Zealand, Africa and the Middle East, using a fleet of 30 Airbus A330-300 aircraft, which offer 12 business-class seats and 365 economy-class seats.
AirAsia X has served 19 million passengers since its launch in 2007.