AirAsia X has announced early October that they will be commencing a new route, one that Malaysians have been waiting for so long – direct flights from Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia to Jeju, South Korea.
K-Pops, K-dramas, and Korea’s skincare products are hailed by Malaysians. And thousands of Malaysians make their way to South Korea each year.
The most popular and accessible destinations in Korea are, Seoul and Busan, which tourists can fly directly there via AirAsia X. But Jeju as another Korean hot destination sees an increasing number of Malaysian visitors, year by year.
In response to that trend, Jeju government has considered Malaysian market another big potential in Asia as a way to diversify inbound tourists, and sought to have direct flights between Malaysia and Jeju.
According to several travel pages posted on Facebook on Oct. 6, AirAsia X will fly the new route four times a week. There is, however, no word yet on how much the plane tickets would cost, and when the new route will begin their services.
A press conference is expected to be held soon following the announcement.
Air-Asia X is a long-haul budget airline based in Malaysia, and a sister company of AirAsia. It commenced operations on 2 November 2007 with its first service flown from Kuala Lumpur International Airport, Malaysia, to Gold Coast Airport in Australia. AirAsia X operates flights to destinations within Asia and Australia.
AirAsia X is known as one of the world’s lowest-cost carrier and Asia's largest low-cost carrier.
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