Air Asia X launches maiden flight to Chongqing

16 Feb 2015 by Clement Huang

Air Asia X has launched its maiden flight to Chongqing. The long-haul low-cost affiliate of the Air Asia Group now flies to six destinations in China, including Chongqing, Hangzhou, Chengdu, Beijing, Shanghai and Xian.

As one of the five national central cities in China, Chongqing is renowned for its role as a cultural and historical city in the country. Home to attractions such as the Three Gorges and Yangtze River, the ancient city of Ciqikou, and the Dazu Rock Carvings – a registered UNESCO World Heritage site. It is also a major manufacturing and transportation hub for Southwest China.

“We are proud to be the first and only airline to offer direct service from Kuala Lumpur to Chongqing, the gateway to the Yangtze River,” said Benyamin Ismail, acting chief executive of Air Asia X. “The addition of this latest route will enable us to further strengthen our network into China and boost passenger traffic growth as we link Air Asia’s robust network across ASEAN to China.” 

Flight schedule 



Flight No.


Kuala Lumpur to Chongqing


D7 350

Mon, Wed, Fri, Sun

Chongqing to Kuala Lumpur


D7 351

Mon, Wed, Fri, Sun

While operating a low-cost business model, Air Asia X is well known for its high-quality business class product. It offers flatbed seats with a standard 20-inch width and 60-inch pitch. When in full recline, the pitch extends to 77 inches.

Standard business seat amenities include power sockets, adjustable headrests and built-in utilities such as tray table, drink holder, reading light and privacy screen. Furthermore, premium customers can also enjoy complimentary services such as priority check-in, priority baggage, priority boarding, 40kg baggage allowance, meal and drinks service, and pillow & duvet.

To commemorate the launch of the new route, Air Asia X is offering promotional one-way fares to Chongqing starting at RM329 (US$92) on economy, and RM999 (US$280) for business class. The fares will be available for online booking until February 22, 2015 and are valid for travel between 23 February and 30 June 2015.

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Clement Huang

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