Air Asia open daily to KL

A SURGE in demand for flights between Kuala Lumpur and the Gold Coast has led low-cost carrier AirAsia X to open daily flights on the popular route starting next year.

The airline has announced it will increase frequency from six to seven flights every week from February 6.

AirAsia X general manager Australia Darren Wright says the people of South East Queensland and northern New South Wales have ‘voted with their feet and we’ve responded accordingly’.

“Malaysia has proved to be an alluring destination for Australians, who are also keen to take advantage of AirAsia’s extensive network across Asia and beyond,” says Wright.

The Gold Coast was AirAsia’s first Australian destination with the Kuala-Lumpur-Gold Coast route opening up in November 2007.

“We’re very proud of the fact that the Gold Coast was our first flight destination and we’ve seen an increase in passenger traffic on this route every quarter.”

Gold Coast Airport chief operating officer Paul Donovan applauds AirAsia for the decision which encourages locals to take advantage of the direct service and experience all that Asia has to offer.

“This is a fantastic boost for tourism operators within the Gold Coast and Northern Rivers regions, as well as the wider southeast Queensland market and is indicative of AirAsia X’s long-term commitment to the region,” says Donovan.

“We applaud AirAsia X on this decision and look forward to welcoming a further increase in international visitors to the Gold Coast and Northern Rivers.”

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