AIRASIA X yesterday announced it would increase the frequency of its Kuala Lumpur-Osaka service from four times weekly to daily come November 25, as part of the carrier's growth strategy in North Asia and tactical emphasis on the Japanese market.
Azran Osman-Rani, CEO, AirAsia X, said: “AirAsia X is responding to the strong and growing travel demand to and from Osaka, Japan. The airline has recorded on average 81 per cent passenger load in the first half of 2013, proving the strong demand for the route since the commencement of its inaugural flight in November 2011.
“Overall, the airline has carried over half-a-million passengers to and from its Japan routes and Japan contributes over 14 per cent of the airline’s total revenue in the first half of 2013.”
He added that the timings of the new flights would provide guests with “flexibility in their travel with better connectivity”.
To mark the additional flights, AirAsia is dangling promotional fares from as low as RM299 (US$90) for economy fares and RM1,399 for premium fares on travel from Kuala Lumpur to Osaka.
Promotional fares can be booked online from today until September 1 for travel between December 16, 2013 and June 30, 2014.