AirAsia X is to launch flights between its hub in Kuala Lumpur and Jeddah in Saudi Arabia.
The flights from Kuala Lumpur to King Abdul Aziz International Airport, Jeddah, will commence on February 16th 2013.
The route will initially operate three flights weekly from February 16th to April 30th 2013, increasing to four flights weekly from May 1st 2013 onwards.
“With Jeddah being the gateway to Holy cities of Madinah and Makkah, we are delighted that our services will provide more affordable travel for our Muslim guests in Malaysia and throughout the region to perform the Holy pilgrimage of Hajj and Umrah,” said Azran Osman-Rani, chief executive of AirAsia X.
“Similarly, guests from Saudi Arabia will have the opportunity to travel across our extensive network in South East Asia and beyond.
“We believe that AirAsia’s wide network and favourable fare structures make cultural, heritage, recreational and shopping destinations across Malaysia, Singapore, Indonesia, Thailand, Australia and other countries in the Asia Pacific region more accessible to guests and thus will create new travel demand from Saudi Arabia.”