AirAsia X achieves new milestone as the sole airline providing direct flights between Kuala Lumpur and Xi’an with its inaugural flight

SEPANG, 4 April 2024 – AirAsia X (AAX) today celebrated another milestone as the only airline connecting Kuala Lumpur to Xi’an with its inaugural flight, carrying a full 100 per cent passenger load.

Guests travelling to Xi’an on flight D7 346 were warmly sent off by AAX Management and Allstars. The maiden flight departed from Kuala Lumpur International Airport (Terminal 2) at 7:05 pm on 4 April 2024 and landed at Xi’an Xianyang International Airport at 12:30 am (local time) on 5 April 2024.

Xi’an is AAX’s fifth destination in China following Beijing (Daxing), Shanghai, Hangzhou, and Chengdu (Tianfu), further reinforcing the airline’s commitment to expanding its presence in the Chinese market as the largest foreign low-cost airline carrier in the country.

AirAsia X CEO, Benyamin Ismail said: “We are pleased to announce the resumption of services to this iconic city in China, making AAX the sole airline providing direct connectivity between Kuala Lumpur and Xi’an. As Malaysia-China’s economic cooperation is growing significantly and continues to strengthen with visa-free initiatives, we foresee this route will be popular for leisure and will also significantly enhance tourism and trade opportunities between both nations.

“We eagerly anticipate further expansion of our footprint in China and look forward to supporting the government’s vision of welcoming between five to seven million tourists from the country this year, as well as bolstering tourism efforts for Visit Malaysia Year 2026.”

In celebration of this milestone, AAX will be offering special promotional fares for travellers to explore the stunning city. From 15 to 21 April 2024, guests can book flights from Kuala Lumpur to Xi’an with all-in* one-way fare starting from RM488, valid for immediate travel until 31 March 2025. The promotional flights are available for booking via and AirAsia MOVE app (formerly known as airasia Superapp).

Flight Schedule between Kuala Lumpur (KUL) and Xi’an (XIY):

*The promotional all-in one-way fares are inclusive of airport taxes, MAVCOM fee, fuel surcharges and other applicable fees. The China visa-free entry is valid for tourist visits of up to 15 days and is applicable only for Malaysians. Other terms and conditions apply.


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