AirAsia has unveiled plans to launch flights between Kuala Lumpur and Naha in Okinawa, Japan. The four times weekly service via Taipei is scheduled to commence on Jan 22, 2020, subject to regulatory approvals.
The route will be AirAsia’s sixth international destination in Japan, after Tokyo (Haneda and Narita), Osaka, Sapporo, Fukuoka and Nagoya (via Bangkok).
AirAsia X Malaysia CEO, Benyamin Ismail said, “Our rapid expansion into Japan continues following the launch of services to Fukuoka and Tokyo Narita earlier this year. Okinawa is an island paradise that offers a different Japanese experience for leisure travelers, including white sandy beaches with clear blue waters, some of the world’s most famous diving spots and unique Ryukyuan cuisine. Like Fukuoka, we are building the foundation for more AirAsia flights to serve Okinawa in the near future, strengthening our regional network and allowing more travelers to discover the unique cultural heritage of this amazing destination.”
Travelers from Kuala Lumpur to Okinawa are not required to obtain a visa during their 75-minute stopover in Taipei and may return to their seats after clearing a quick security check of their carry-on bags and inflight belongings.© Asia Travel Tips