SEPANG, 20 November 2019 – AirAsia takes flight from Kuala Lumpur to Tokyo Narita today, with the first high-speed WiFi-equipped wide-body Airbus A330 aircraft, to mark the occasion.
The four weekly return services will deliver over 150,000 additional visitor seats annually through Kuala Lumpur’s KLIA2 and Narita International Airports, boosting tourism and the economy ahead of Visit Malaysia 2020 and the Tokyo Olympic Games also next year.
The maiden flight D7552, took to the skies at 0015hrs after a celebratory send-off by AirAsia X Malaysia CEO Benyamin Ismail and AirAsia’s Fun Team at klia2.
Benyamin Ismail said, “We are very proud to provide more options for our guests travelling to Tokyo, Japan, with our four weekly return services to Narita International Airport, complementing our existing services to Tokyo Haneda. This new service signifies our commitment to accelerating our growth in Japan and we are confident the route will be popular, especially for guests exploring Tokyo and the neighbouring northeast region in Tohoku.”
“We wish to thank our airport, tourism and local government partners as well as the authorities for making this route a reality.”
The maiden flight to Tokyo Narita was flown by AirAsia’s first A330 aircraft to be equipped with high-speed AirAsia WiFi services which allows guests to stream videos and connect with real-time social media updates 35,000ft in the sky. BIG members on board were treated to a complimentary 10MB internet plan.
AirAsia is offering all-inclusive fares from RM539* for standard seats and RM1,499* for the award-winning Premium Flatbed between Kuala Lumpur and Tokyo Narita. Fares are available for booking at airasia.com or via the AirAsia mobile app from now until 24 November 2019, for travel through 28 March 2020.
AirAsia X is the largest airline group in Japan’s emerging great value, long haul travel sector, operating close to 110 flights weekly including 12 international and domestic routes to and from Japan.