Update at 2025GMT 22NOV12
AirAsia X from 19FEB13 will launch Kuala Lumpur – shanghai Pu Dong service, on board Airbus A330 aircraft. Initially service operates 6 times a week, but will increase to daily from 01MAY13.
Reservation for this new route begins at 0000LT Friday (23NOV12). Schedule:
Update at 0820GMT 30OCT12
AirAsia X from 01FEB13 is adjusting Kuala Lumpur – Osaka Kansai operation, where 2 of 4 weekly service will see changes to operation schedule.
Update at 0420GMT 09OCT12
AirAsia X from 15OCT12 is cancelling its 3 weekly Kuala Lumpur – Tehran service, citing “currency volatility”. Last flight operates on 14OCT12.
Update at 0600GMT 03AUG12
AirAsia X starting 15SEP12 is increasing Kuala Lumpur – Kathmandu service, where it’ll introduce 3rd weekly service. The new flight operates on Saturdays.
In addition, the airline has opened reservation for this route to general public for flights on/after 01SEP12.
Update at 1000GMT 27JUL12
Followed by the controversial decision by Malaysia Airlines introducing “child-free cabin” on Business Class and A380 Upper Deck Economy Class, AirAsia X has announced it’ll be launching “Quiet Zone” on its Airbus A330 fleet, starting Feb 2013.
Row 7 to 14 (first 7 rows of Economy Economy) is designated as “Quiet Zone”, which features:
Update at 0700GMT 05JUL12
AirAsia X on 03JUL12 has launched Kuala Lumpur – Kathmandu service, which operates twice a week on board Airbus A330-300 aircraft. Initially this route is only available for reservation via 6 tour operators/agencies in Malaysia and 1 in Nepal. General public reservation to open at a later date.
Update at 0620GMT 17MAY12
AirAsia X on 17MAY12 has opened reservation for Kuala Lumpur – Beijing service, which will begin from 22JUN12. This will replace existing service to Tianjin.
From 06AUG12, service to Beijing will operate on daily basis. Schedule:
Update at 0700GMT 10MAY12
AirAsia X starting 22JUN12 is shifting its Kuala Lumpur – Tianjin service to Kuala Lumpur – Beijing, which it’ll continue to operate 5 weekly service. Planned operational schedule as follows:
Update at 0920GMT 14MAR12
AirAsia X from 28JUN12 is increasing Kuala Lumpur – Perth service, where it’ll increase from Daily to 9 weekly. Additional flights to operate on Thursdays and Sundays.
Update at 2130GMT 12MAR12
From 22JUN12, Air Asia X is increasing Kuala Lumpur – Taipei Taoyuan service, where it’ll increase from Daily to 11 weekly. New flight departs Kuala Lumpur near evening hours and departs Taipei at late-night.
Reservation is open for the new flight with following schedule:
Update at 0800GMT 12MAR12
AirAsia X today (12MAR12) announced the cancellation of Kuala Lumpur – Christchurch service, which the 4 weekly A330-300 flight will be discontinued from 01JUN12. The airline launched this route on 01APR11.
Schedule from 01APR12 to 31MAY12 as follows:
Update at 1100GMT 30JAN12
Air Asia X starting 23MAR12 is increasing Kuala Lumpur – Tokyo Haneda service, from 3 to 5 weekly. By 09MAY12, the airline will add 6th weekly service on this route. This will further increases to Daily from 10AUG12
Schedule from April 2012 as follows:
Update at 0315GMT 17JAN12
Air Asia X today (17JAN12) announced it’ll launch Daily Kuala Lumpur – Sydney nonstop service, on board Airbus A330-300 aircraft.
Service to begin from 01APR12 from Kuala Lumpur, 02APR12 from Sydney. Schedule:
Update at 0900GMT 12JAN12
Citing higher airport charges and visa restrictions in India, as well as EU ETS (Emission Trading Scheme / Carbon Tax) and rising airport passenger duty in the UK, Air Asia X announced it is cancelling 4 routes to India, UK and France. (Note AirAsia will continue to offer service to India)
Planned cancellation dates as well as existing schedule as follows:
Air Asia X today (10AUG11) announced it’ll launch 4 weekly Kuala Lumpur – Osaka Kansai service, its 2nd destination in Japan.
Airbus A330-300 aircraft to operate this service.
Air Asia X has announced starting 24OCT11, its Kuala Lumpur – London service will move from Stansted to Gatwick Airport.
During the month of November 2011, the airline is temporary reducing service to London from 6 to 3 weekly (Reported on 05MAY11). From 01DEC11, service will operate 5 times a week.
Air Asia X on 02JUN11 issued Request for Proposal (RFP) for its planned European expansion in 2012, as the carrier will begin receiving 5 Airbus A330-200, as well as reallocating Airbus A340-300.
Air Asia X issued the RFP via RoutesOnline, a partner of this website, marking the first time an airline issue major RFP via RoutesOnline.
Press Release as follows:
From 30OCT11, Air Asia and Air Asia X will be changing operational flight numbers on International service out of Kuala Lumpur. The new flight number range and the list of flight number changes and specific routes as follows:
From 12AUG11, Air Asia X is adjusting Kuala Lumpur – Taipei Taoyuan schedule. 3 of 7 weekly flights (Mondays, Wednesdays and Saturdays) will move from morning to evening flights form Kuala Lumpur. Taipei departure subsequently moves to red-eye flight.
Also, this route is reducing from Daily to 6 weekly during the month of October 2011.
The following is the Stop Press information from miscellaneous airline route news and GDS updates as of 01FEB11, including A&F Aviation, Air Asia X, airBaltic, American Airlines, Blue Air, China Airlines, Continental Airlines, easyJet, EVA Air, Ryanair, Singapore Airlines and SriLankan Airlines.
AirAsia X from 01APR11 is launching 4 weekly Kuala Lumpur – Christchurch service on board 383-seater Airbus A330-300 aircraft. Service operate as NONSTOP in both directions.
Schedule as follows: