AirAsia X (AAX) has resumed flights between Kuala Lumpur and Tokyo's Haneda airport.
The thrice weekly flights take off ahead of the airline’s launch of a new service to Sapporo (Shin-Chitose) in December and Osaka in 2023.
“Japan is a core destination and we are thrilled to return to Tokyo as it has always been one of our most popular routes,” said Benyamin Ismail, CEO of AirAsia X. “In 2019, we carried about 275,210 guests to/from Tokyo and with this service resumption, we look forward to carrying over 230,000 additional visitor seats annually through Malaysia and Japan. This will not only boost tourism and the economy between the two countries but also provide greater value for everyone in the region travelling to Tokyo.”
“The resumption of services to Tokyo signifies our commitment to accelerating our growth as a mid-range airline,” added Benyamin. “This is only the first of several routes to Japan that will be in service, including to Sapporo (Shin-Chitose) in December and Osaka next year. Our Malaysian guests love Japan but not only that, we have significant fly through connectivity via Kuala Lumpur to Japan including from Australia and more. As demand increases, we will also be adding more flights to Tokyo gradually in the future to meet strong forecast demand.”© Travel News Asia