AirAsia Group’s latest long-haul offshoot – Indonesia AirAsia X – is ready to take to the skies from December 26, four days later than originally announced.
The new carrier’s first route will be Denpasar (Bali) – Melbourne, served by an Airbus A330-300 aircraft in a two-class configuration.
There will be a small premium cabin at the front featuring 12 angled-flat sleeper seats in a 2-2-2 setup, which recline about 165 degrees and have a 60-inch pitch. Then, there will be three main economy cabins in a 3-3-3 layout. Each seat is fitted with a PTV and features a 32-inch seat pitch.
The new service will be five-weekly.
Flight XT802 will leave DPS every Wed, Fri and Sun at 0005 and arrive in MEL at 0925 the same day. The corresponding XT803 return flight will depart Melbourne’s Tullamarine at 1000 to touch down at Ngurah Rai Airport at 1350.
Flight XT800 will depart DPS every Tue and Sat at 0830 in the morning and arrive in MEL at 1815, with the return XT801 service departing at 1855 to return to the resort island at 2250.
Indonesia AirAsia X is AirAsia Group’s latest long-haul LCC affiliate after similar endeavours out of KL (AirAsia X) and Bangkok (Thai AirAsia X) commenced operations in 2007 and September 2014, respectively.
The AirAsia Group recently signed an agreement with manufacturer Airbus to purchase 50 A330neo aircraft to significantly boost its future long-haul network.
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Dominic Sebastian Lalk