AirAsia X adds Nagoya to network


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AIRASIA X today announced it would launch a connection to Japan’s Chubu region with a new Kuala Lumpur-Nagoya service, the airline’s third Japanese destination.

The carrier will commence four-times-weekly flights into Chubu Centrair International Airport on March 17, 2014.

On Wednesdays and Saturdays, flights leave Kuala Lumpur at 00.45 to arrive in Nagoya at 08.20. Return flights on the same days depart Nagoya at 09.35 to touch down in the Malaysian capital at 15.45.

Alternatively, flights take off from Kuala Lumpur on Mondays and Fridays at 08.45 to arrive in Nagoya at 16.20. Kuala Lumpur-bound flights on these days depart Nagoya at 17.35 to land at 23.45.

Azran Osman-Rani, CEO of AirAsia X, said: “With the addition of Nagoya, guests will have more travel options to explore Japan, and we believe Nagoya being a scenic and historical destination will be a popular tourist destination. We have carried over half a million passengers to and from Japan. Japan contributed over 14 per cent of our total revenue in the first half of 2013.”

The longhaul LCC currently flies daily to Tokyo (Haneda) and four times a week to Osaka, out of Kuala Lumpur.

In conjunction with the announcement of its new destination, AirAsia X is offering special fares from RM199 (US$62) for economy class seats and RM699 for premium class seats to Nagoya. Bookings are available online from November 19 to 24 for travel between March 17 and August 5, 2014.