Air Asia X will launch a new non-stop service between Kuala Lumpur and Tokyo Narita Airport from November 20 this year.
The low-cost carrier will fly this route four times a week. The outbound flight is a red-eye scheduled to depart from Kuala Lumpur at 0015 and land at Tokyo Narita Airport at 0815, while the return flight is set to leave Tokyo at 0930 before touching down in Kuala Lumpur at 1545.
|D7 552||Kuala Lumpur (KUL)||Tokyo Narita (NRT)||0015||0815||Monday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday|
|D7 553||Tokyo Narita (NRT)||Kuala Lumpur (KUL)||0930||1545|
The booking website shows that the airline will fly its Airbus A330 aircraft on the route. The aircraft features 12 of its Premium Flatbed seat product laid out in a 2-2-2 configuration. Earlier this year, Business Traveller Asia-Pacific reported that Air Asia X’s Premium Flatbed customers can get new wireless noise-cancelling Sony headphones.
Benyamin Ismail, CEO of Air Asia X Malaysia, announced the news on his personal Instagram account on Tuesday:
Commenting on the news, he said: “Our guests can now fly from Kuala Lumpur to Tokyo, Japan, either through Narita Airport or Haneda Airport, giving them more flexibility on flight times and connectivity.
“These new services are in response to overwhelming consumer demand and ahead of what will be a big year for Tokyo tourism in 2020.
“Operating from two airports in Tokyo with different flight times will also entice more Fly-Thru guests connecting from other cities within our global network, whilst at the same time, providing Malaysians more flight options to travel to Japan’s capital and largest city.”
The airline estimates that it will deliver over 156,000 additional visitors through Narita Airport annually after the new service begins.
Currently, Air Asia X operates seven weekly flights between Kuala Lumpur and Tokyo Haneda Airport, as well as 21 weekly flights between Bangkok Don Mueang Airport and Tokyo Narita Airport. The low-cost carrier took delivery of its first A330neo earlier this month.