KUALA LUMPUR: AirAsia X Bhd has announced the opening of a new direct route to Lanzhou, one of the largest cities in northeast China, beginning May 1.
The long-haul budget carrier said the four times a week service would be the only direct service to the capital of Gansu Province from Kuala Lumpur.
To mark the launch, AirAsia X is offering all-inclusive member fare from as low as RM149 for standard seats and RM789 for premium flatbed via AirAsia.com or AirAsia mobile app until March 24.
The offer will be for travel period between May 1 and Oct 26, 2019.
“AirAsia is committed to growing its footprint in China. Last year, we announced a new route to Tianjin, and today’s addition of Lanzhou to our network is proof of our commitment to expanding our presence in this key market,” AirAsia X chief executive officer Benyamin Ismail said in a statement today.
AirAsia is the largest foreign carrier by capacity in China, operating more than 600 weekly flights to 23 cities from Malaysia, Thailand and the Philippines.
This new route will provide an additional 156,000 seats per year to China.