AirAsia X eyes London, Hawaii

AirAsia X, the long-haul arm of Malaysia-based AirAsia, will spread its wings to the US for the first time later this year, but analysts are skeptical on how profitable the new route will be.


AirAsia X eyes London Hawaii


AirAsia X, the long-haul arm of Malaysia-based AirAsia, will spread its wings to the US for the first time later this year, but analysts are skeptical on how profitable the new route will be. Th e low-cost, long-haul carrier said in a US regulatory filing that it plans to begin four weekly flights using A330- 300 aircraft between Kuala Lumpur and Honolulu International Airport on 1 November, with a refueling stop in Osaka, Japan.

Group CEO Datuk Kamarudin Meranun announced that plans are also underway to resume flights to Europe, a route the airline operated in 2012 using A340 aircraft, but cancelled due to high fuel costs and fierce competition. He also said that the airline was working on streamlining its operations of AirAsia X and AirAsia, such as having one ground handling and renegotiating airport charges.