KUALA LUMPUR: AirAsia X Bhd
has announced Jeju, South Korea, as its latest destination, with four direct flights weekly from Kuala Lumpur.
The service will start on Dec 12, 2017 and the promotional all-in fares are from RM199 one-way.
Speaking at the launch on Monday, AirAsia X CEO Benyamin Ismail said South Korea is an important market and the group has seen tremendous growth from its existing routes to Seoul and Busan.
He said the new route, which will now be complemented by the new service to Jeju, saving guests the hassle of domestic transit to the island province.
“We are targeting to achieve an 80% load factor for the Kuala Lumpur-Jeju course in 12 months.
“Malaysia is the second largest tourist market to South Korea, after China. We carry 2 million passengers per year, between South Korea and Malaysia,” he said.
Benyamin added the new Kuala Lumpur-Jeju route will provide over 150,000 annual capacity and will be a significant boost to strengthen business and tourism ties between Malaysia and South Korea.
The special promo of all-in fares from RM199 one-way on standard seat and RM899 one-way on award winning Premium Flatbed will run from Oct 10 to 15, 2017 for travel between Dec 12, 2017 and March 25, 2018, available for booking on airasia.com.