31 May 2012

Selamat jalan Air Asia X

Air Asia X withdraws its Kuala Lumpur-Christchurch service today. The service, which began in April 2011, saw four Airbus 330 flights operate each week between Malaysia and New Zealand. The withdrawal is part of the airlines strategy to get out of long-haul flights.  Christchurch International Airport (CIAL) chief executive Jim Boult said he was "bitterly disappointed" at AirAsia X's decision to pull out of Christchurch. He said the Christchurch services had averaged passenger loadings of 80 per cent and bookings for the next few months had been promising.
Airbus 330 9M-XXH on finals for runway 20 at Christchurch on 19 April 2012. Photo : S Lowe

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