Monday, August 15

AirAsia finds new London home at Gatwick Airport


NEW HOME: Photo shows (from left) Gatwick Airport commercial director, Guy Stephenson welcoming AirAsia X head of commercial Darren Wright, flanked by AirAsia X flight attendants at Gatwick Airport.

KUCHING: AirAsia X Sdn Bhd (AirAsia X) officially marked its London station move from London Stansted International Airport (Stansted) to Gatwick Airport with its inaugural flight touching down into Gatwick Airport yesterday.

The airlines revealed in a press statement, “In conjunction with this event, we are offering our customers an opportunity to visit London from Kuala Lumpur for fares from RM689. For a more luxurious long-haul trip, customers can opt for our Premium Fly Flat bed seats for RM3,389.”

AirAsia X’s decision to switch from Stansted to Gatwick Airport was to provide guests with a larger variety of connectivity options such as the convenient choice of domestic or international connectivity. Gatwick Airport has a wide range of available flights, trains and buses to get into London City, Europe among others.

“With better connectivity to various countries, AirAsia X hopes to drive in more passengers from its feeder network in South East Asia to visit and explore the vast travel opportunity in Europe via Gatwick Airport,” the press statement added.

AirAsia X’s head of commercial Darren Wright commented, “From our first flight to London until today, we are strong supporters of our Kuala Lumpur-London route and have been looking for ways to improve and increase passenger traffic. We believe our move will help this route grow as we are now providing guests with more choices for connectivity.”

He added that travellers outside of the South East Asian market could also take advantage of this celebration with its ‘Fly Thru’ flight deals from London to Australia, New Zealand and China.

These flights provide guests transiting in Kuala Lumpur with a seamless connection to their onwards flight into London, eliminating the need for immigration clearance or a transit visa when they arrive in Malaysia.

Flights from Kuala Lumpur Low Cost Carrier Terminal to Gatwick Airport will commence with three flights weekly for November. AirAsia X made plans to increase flights up to five to six per week during the winter season.