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AirAsia ups Maldives flights to meet growing demand

Bernama  |  Published:  |  Modified:

AirAsia is increasing its Maldives operations with the commencement of additional services via its long-haul affiliate, AirAsia X, in addition to the daily flights it currently operates.

In a statement today, the low-cost airline said AirAsia X would operate the Kuala Lumur-Male service at four times weekly, beginning Feb 6, 2018, under the D7 airline code utilising Airbus A330-300 aircraft, equivalent to an increase of 156,000 seats per year.

In conjunction with the additional frequency, AirAsia is offering introductory promotional fares from as low as RM199 all-in fare for one-way travel, inclusive of taxes for all Maldives flights from now until Jan 14, 2018 for immediate travel until May 6, 2018.

AirAsia X Head of Commercial, Barry Klipp, said since commencing the Kuala Lumpur-Maldives service, AirAsia had seen tremendous growth in demand on this route, adding over 130 per cent seat capacity early last year when it increased flight frequency from three to seven weekly flights.

“Despite this increased capacity, we continue to see robust demand from our wide network and we hope that with this additional service offering with a larger capacity on our A330 aircraft, we will be able to capture this demand and further build our market dominance in the Maldives,” he said.

- Bernama

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