AirAsia X expands Asia coverage

22 Apr 2014 by Clement Huang

Air Asia X has announced that it will soon commence flights to Xian. Starting from July 2, the low-cost carrier will begin offering a four times weekly direct service between its base in Kuala Lumpur and Xian’s Xianyang International Airport – the first airline to do so.

Xian is the carrier’s fifth destination in China, after Hangzhou, Chengdu, Beijing and Shanghai. As the capital of the Shaanxi province, Xian is one of the oldest cities in China, and a popular travel destination. Home to the Terracotta warriors of China’s first emperor, Qin Shi Huang, Xian is well known for its rich historical culture.

Azran Osman-Rani, CEO of Air Asia X, said: “Adding Xian into our ever growing network in China proves our commitment in our growth strategies in the Asia Pacific region. The airline has carried 2.7 million passengers to date into/from China from Kuala Lumpur, with an average passenger load of 82 per cent.”

Flight Schedule


Flights From

Departure/ Arrival

Flight No.


Kuala Lumpur to Xian


D7 346

Mon, Wed, Fri, Sat

Xian to Kuala Lumpur


D7 347

Tue, Thu, Sat, Sun

In other news, the carrier has also began offering fly-thru services from Colombo to Singapore and Bangkok. Effective immediately, passengers travelling from the Sri Lankan city can now choose to book a connecting flight via Singapore or Bangkok, before transferring onto another flight towards their final destination.

The advantages of this include the fact that baggage will be checked through to the final destination, thereby eliminating the need for guests to collect their baggage and check-in again. Furthermore, passengers are no longer restricted to connecting through Kuala Lumpur.

“The addition of routes from Colombo to Singapore, and to Bangkok on our Fly Thru service radar would further boost tourism traffic between both countries, and also promote our popular travel destinations, offering guests transit convenience within our group network,” said Azran.

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Clement Huang

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