DHAKA: AirAsia X the long haul unit of the low cost carrier, touched down Honolulu International Airport on Thursday, June 29, following a flight from Kuala Lumpur via Osaka, marking the low-cost carrier’s first foray into the US. Services will now run four times a week.
“We are here to democratise air travel for everyone so flying long-haul would no longer be a luxury only a few could enjoy,” said AirAsia X’s chair, Rafidah Aziz. “This landmark route to Hawaii is a bold new chapter in that quest to help more people travel farther for less.
“But this is just the beginning, and soon our guests will be able to enjoy flights to even more destinations in the US as we continue to grow our international footprint,” he added.
Under the new schedule, AirAsia X’s flights will depart KLIA2 every Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday, arriving in Honolulu at 1230 the same day. The flight, which crosses the International Date Line, includes a two-hour stop in Osaka. The return services then leave Honolulu at 1600 on the same days of the week, and land back in KL at 0400 the next morning, with a 1.5-hour stop in Osaka.
AirAsia X will operate the route using its 377-seat, two-class Airbus A330 aircraft, which includes a limited number of flat-bed seats in the premium cabin.