AirAsia X resumes flights to Europe (London and Frankfurt)
AirAsia X plans to lease 2 Boeing 777-300ER aircraft!
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.
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.
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