AirAsia will launch its first ever flights to the Maldives this week.
Commencing on Saturday 28 September 2013, the low-cost carrier’s long-haul unit, AirAsia X, will operate four weekly flights to the island nation, via the Sri Lankan capital Colombo. Services will operate every Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday on a split schedule, departing Kuala Lumpur at either 0920 or 1120 depending on the day.
The new route also marks the start of flights to Colombo from KL, adding to AirAsia’s existing Bangkok-Colombo service.
“We are excited to announce our latest route to Colombo as well as to the… Maldives,” said Azran Osman-Rani, CEO of AirAsia X. “What’s unique about this new route is that guests may opt to hop on our flights to Sri Lanka, or continue on to Maldives or fly direct to Maldives and vice versa from the Kuala Lumpur hub.
“We are confident that these two new routes will stimulate new travel demand and boost tourism and business potential for us and the two countries,” he added.
AirAsia X will operate the KL-Colombo-Male route using its twin-aisle Airbus A330-300 aircraft, which offers 377 seats – 12 in business class and 365 in economy.