Air Asia X set for long-awaited Sydney return from February 14

by James Wilkinson

Air Asia X is set to make its long-awaited return to Sydney from February 14, when the carrier resumes direct flights from Kuala Lumpur on a weekly basis.

AirAsia X CEO, Benyamin Ismail, said flights will initially be operated weekly on Mondays from Kuala Lumpur to Sydney and returning on Tuesdays from February 14, 2022 to March 22, 2022.

“Following our travel downtime over the last two years, and the recent completion of our restructuring process, we are thrilled to be able to relaunch and commence our gradual return to the skies,” he said.

“This would not have been possible without the overwhelming support from our guests and creditors and we thank them for their patience and understanding.

“Without any domestic routes, AirAsia X has been significantly affected by the pandemic. We now see light at the end of this long tunnel and we are working hard to operate again in all of our key markets, as one of the world’s leading low cost medium haul operators.

“Starting with flights to and from Sydney, we will progressively continue to honour outstanding bookings and Credit Accounts for our guests and creditors in other markets as soon as possible.

“As we anticipate the gradual reopening of international borders around the world in 2022, we are delighted to return to Australia first, as one of our most popular markets. This new weekly service for guests marks a significant milestone for the resumption of our commercial services and will contribute to our growth post-restructuring.

“We look forward to announcing additional new services soon.”

According to Air Asia X, schedules for the autumn and winter sessions will be announced in mid-February.