AirAsia X will increase the number of flights between Kuala Lumpur and Seoul (Incheon) from seven weekly to double daily by the end of the year.
From July 2, flights on this route will be increased from seven to 11 times weekly, while double daily services will commence on December 2.
Azran Osman-Rani, CEO of AirAsia X, said: “Overall, the airline has carried over half a million passengers to and from its Korean routes since it began operations in South Korea in 2010. South Korea contributes over eight per cent of the airline’s total revenue, with an average of 83 per cent passenger load in 2013.”
He continued: “Our flights from Kuala Lumpur to Seoul have performed extremely well and the extra flight services will help meet increasing demand, provide guests with a greater choice of travel times and enable us to offer improved flight connections across our network and that of the AirAsia Group.”
Seats on the additional flights are already available for purchase and the airline is dangling special fares to mark the occasion.
One-way, all-in ticket prices start from RM269 (US$82) for economy class and RM699 for premium. The offer runs from January 20 to February 2 for travel between May 5 and September 30.
Besides Seoul, AirAsia X also flies to Busan four times a week out of Kuala Lumpur.