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PETALING JAYA: AirAsia X will no longer be flying to Christchurch after May 30.
The budget carrier's four weekly KL-Christchurch-KL flights will make its last lap on May 30 from Kuala Lumpur, and May 31 from Christchurch.
The suspension of Christchurch comes after AirAsia X suspended its European and Indian routes early this year to improve operating cost efficiency and concentrate on the core markets of Australia, China, Taiwan, Japan, South Korea and Iran.
AirAsia X CEO Azran Osman-Rani said although the Christchurch route performed strongly with close to 80% loads last year, it had been impacted by the spiralling cost of jet fuel.
“Since the launch of the route, jet fuel prices have increased by more than 30%, and are currently still at very high levels. The high cost of fuel has compromised our ability to offer low fares,” he said.
AirAsia X will offer guests, who hold bookings after May 31, an option of a full refund, a reroute to another AirAsia X destination, or rebook a return flight before May 31.
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