AirAsia X resumes flights to Europe (London and Frankfurt)

AirAsia X plans to lease 2 Boeing 777-300ER aircraft!

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AirAsia X, the long-haul low-cost airline operator, plans to lease two aircraft Boeing 777-300ER and to speed up the relaunch of flights to London Gatwick. This would happen starting with June 2017. The information was confirmed by Tony Fernandes, CEO of AirAsia Group.

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After 5 years, AirAsia X could return to the old continent. He received approval for flights from Malaysia to Europe on the route Kuala Lumpur Airport 2 (KLIA2) - London Gatwick, and could operate up to 9 weekly flights.

AirAsia X flights to Europe

Renting Boeing 777-300ER aircraft would speed up the process of relaunching flights to Europe. Initially, AirAsia X planned to wait for the delivery of Airbus A330-900neo aircraft, which was to take place in 2018. But the plan was overturned and the delivery of the A330neo aircraft was delayed until 2019.

Thus, AirAsia X is required to hire short-haul widebody aircraft for long-haul flights to London, a very important market for the Asian airline. It is worth mentioning that those 2 Boeing 777-300ER they will come with high operating costs and costs, but probably AirAsia X He will take this risk.

Also from the summer of this year, it is in plan and launch of the Bangkok - Frankfurt route, and the flights will be operated with the Group's Airbus A330-300ceo aircraft.

AirAsia X has also operated flights to Europe, the last being to London and Paris on Airbus A340-300 aircraft. But the routes have been canceled since March 2012.

Photo cover via AirAsia X / wikipedia

1 comment
  1. Andrew says

    Hello,

    Do you have any idea if these flights have materialized? I find nowhere info ..

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