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11. Posted by Hien (Moderator 3906 posts) 9y

Quoting Hien

Now the question is where they would first fly to with that single plane. I think it's most probably the UK as it is the country they promoted during the introduction of AirAsiaX in January. The fare to the UK was advertised to be from as low as MYR9.90!!! (GBP1.50 | EUR2.15 | USD2.90) But of course, that price is probably valid only for the first 10 seats of the flight, and the fare will then start increasing.

I just read a couple of news reports that mentioned about where AirAsiaX would fly with the leased plane. Apparently UK wouldn't be the one as they said one plane wasn't enough to serve a destination so far away. Instead, they would start with either Sydney, Australia or somewhere in China.

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13. Posted by Hien (Moderator 3906 posts) 9y

Just heard over the radio today that Air Asia X will have some very exciting news to announce soon. Rumour has it that Sir Richard Branson is buying a 20% share of Air Asia X. The top management are tight-lipped on this rumour.

14. Posted by Not Lost (Full Member 132 posts) 9y

Quoting Hien

Just heard over the radio today that Air Asia X will have some very exciting news to announce soon. Rumour has it that Sir Richard Branson is buying a 20% share of Air Asia X. The top management are tight-lipped on this rumour.

Branson and the Greek guy(?) of Easyjet were always going to be joint venturers with Tony Fernandes of Air Asia in Air Asia X.

If they are to fly to the UK, the first destination would be Manchester, landing rights should have already been obtained. London will also be a destination subject to the procurement of landing rights.

It's really exciting stuff, but be prepared to pay for movies, music and games! Of course, not forgetting food!

Lemme dig for more info, we do work for Air Asia! ;)

15. Posted by Not Lost (Full Member 132 posts) 9y

Air Asia X will be operating flights out of Kuala Lumpur this September to Australia, China, India, South Korea.

16. Posted by Hien (Moderator 3906 posts) 9y

Four destinations with just ONE leased aircraft?
Are they flying to each destination once to twice weekly?

17. Posted by Linger (Full Member 59 posts) 9y

Air Asia X?? For a moment I thought it was a typo error. :)

I did hear the rumour of Virgin being in partnership with Air Asia. But, this is the first time I've heard of the name. Should have been more creative with the name instead of just adding an "X" to it.

All the same, good news for fellow travellers.

[ Edit: Edited on Jul 13, 2007, at 2:30 AM by Linger ]

18. Posted by Hien (Moderator 3906 posts) 9y

AirAsia have announced that they're not interested in buying up the Virgin share currently owned by Singapore Airlines (which they intend to sell). The one about Branson buying 20% of Fly Asian Xpress - AirAsia X's holding company - is a totally different rumour.

As for the name, it was first introduced as AirAsia X, with the X meaning X-tra long (haul/distance). Then they changed it to AirAsia Long Haul. After that, they changed it back to AirAsia X.

19. Posted by Not Lost (Full Member 132 posts) 9y

Good news for budget travellers!

Richard Branson is currently holding a press conference (yes, as we speak of it now) in KL about his subscription of 20% stake of Air Asia X.

Travel within South East Asia and Europe will be much cheaper! Hooray!

20. Posted by Not Lost (Full Member 132 posts) 8y

Just an update. Dont know if you guys already know but you can now book your flights on air asia x to gold coast australia using the airasia website. Promotional fees until 31.10.2007. KL-Gold Coast return inclusive taxes is under RM1500 depending on when you travel.

Cheers!