[photopress:travel_airasiax.jpg,full,alignright]Malaysia’s low-cost carrier, AirAsia X has begun operating flights five days a week between Kuala Lumpur and Hangzhou in east China.
The flight is from Kuala Lumpur International Airport’s low- cost carrier terminal. At the other end, Hangzhou, the capital of east China’s Zhejiang province, is located about two hours from Shanghai by bus.
The New Straits Times reported AirAsia X is offering passengers as low as $60 for a one-way travel between Kuala Lumpur and Hangzhou.
The airline has already sold 10,000 seats, valued at over $1.5 million for travel in February and March possibly because of its extra low price promotion which it is currently running.
The use of secondary airports provided AirAsia X with the impetus to select Hangzhou airport, where it can serve not only the 6 million residents of Hangzhou and 80 million in its Zhejiang province, but also serve as a secondary airport to key cities such as Shanghai, Suzhou, Nanjing and Wuhan, each with convenient ground transportation links from Hangzhou.
AirAsia X hopes to expand its network to cover destinations which are more than four hours in flight duration from Kuala Lumpur, offering daily point-to-point frequencies to popular destinations in China.
Source: East Day