AirAsia X touched down in Iran this week, marking its return to the country following a near-four-year hiatus.
The inaugural flight took off from Kuala Lumpur on Tuesday evening (21 June 2016), marking the start of a new three-times-a-week scheduled service to Tehran.
And today (22 June), Thai AirAsia X will launch its inaugural service from Bangkok to the Iranian capital. This service will also run three times a week.
“We are glad to see that our guests boarding the inaugural flight to Tehran,” said Arik De, AirAsia X’s head of commercial. “Iran is a huge market to tap into and we will look forward to deepening our footprint in the region, and ensuring Malaysians and other citizens of ASEAN can fly further with us.”
AirAsia X’s flights will now depart KL every Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday at 1905 and arrive in Tehran at 2340. The return flights will leave every Monday, Wednesday and Friday at 0105 and arrive back in KL at 1245.
Thai AirAsia X’s services depart Bangkok’s Don Mueang Airport every Monday, Wednesday and Friday at 1510 and arrive in Tehran at 2020. The inbound flights will take-off at 2150 on the same days of the week and arrive back in the Thai capital at 0800 the next morning.
Both routes will be served using AirAsia X’s fleet of 377-seat, two-class Airbus A330-300 aircraft, which feature flat-bed seats in the premium cabin. And passengers will also be able to connect to AirAsia’s vast regional network of destinations using the airline’s ‘Fly-Thru’ transfer service at both KLIA2 and Don Mueang airports.
AirAsia X previously flew between KL and Tehran, but suspended the route in October 2012.