AirAsia X has restarted its direct services between Kuala Lumpur and Busan, Korea’s second-largest city.
The first flight of the newly resurrected route departed Kuala Lumpur International Airport at 2:10 am local time and landed at Gimhae International Airport at 9:00 am local time on February 3rd, 2023.
In celebration, passengers on the flight were seen off by AirAsia X Board Director, Dato’ Fam Lee Ee, and AirAsia X Malaysia CEO, Benyamin Ismail. Once landed, guests were welcomed by representatives of the Busan Tourism Organisation.
Flights will depart three times a week, playing a vital role in stimulating new demand and strengthening the presence of AirAsia X in the country.
“The recommencement of this service supports our mission to build a sustainable tourism foundation focusing on flying our most popular routes first, supporting the city of Busan which is renowned for its local history, culture, cuisine, and arts,” President of Busan Tourism Organisation Jung-Sil Lee said.
It’s not just Malaysian locals who’ll benefit from this service, but travellers from Perth, Sydney, and Melbourne too. Flights to Busan via Kuala Lumpur start from just $372.00. New Zealanders can fly from Auckland to Kuala Lumpur via Sydney, then onto Busan.
The $372.00 special fare price runs from now until February 19th, with travel periods between February 3rd and October 28th.
“From today, air travel between Busan and Kuala Lumpur is now more convenient and affordable, providing a welcome boost for tourism and the local economies,” Ismail commented.
“Together with our existing route to Seoul, today’s announcement further strengthens our foothold in South Korea and increases our overall capacity to North Asia — one of our fastest growing markets.”
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