AirAsia Malaysia unveils first route to Australia – Perth

SEPANG: AirAsia Malaysia (AK) has introduced its first Australian route to Perth.

Starting March 11, 2024, AirAsia guests will have more options with great value fares to/from the capital of Western Australia increasing from seven currently to 14 flights weekly. With this expansion to Perth, AirAsia reaffirms its commitment to democratise air travel to more destinations, further solidifying its position as Asia’s leading low-cost airline.

AirAsia Malaysia CEO Riad Asmat said: “We are thrilled to announce our very first route to Australia to be operated by AirAsia Malaysia (AK), complementing the daily medium-haul operations currently flown between Perth and Kuala Lumpur by our affiliate airline AirAsia X (AAX). Just as how we continue to seamlessly complement AAX’s Fly-Thru connecting services from numerous medium-haul destinations including from Australia to Asean and beyond. With new specification aircraft models capable of flying beyond the usual four-hour radius, this enhanced range facilitates extended connections between destinations, opening up new possibilities. With the addition of new model A321neo aircraft joining the AirAsia Malaysia fleet, including longer range capability, we are now able to make these services to Australia a reality.

“Perth has consistently been one of AirAsia’s most popular destinations, attracting travellers for leisure, tourism, education, as well as for visiting family and friends’ due to its close proximity to Southeast Asia. From Jan 1 to Oct 30, approximately 30,000 guests flew from Malaysia to Perth, with the top five nationalities being Australians, Malaysians, Indians, Chinese, and New Zealanders. Based on increasing demand, we believe now is the right time to expand our network into this new market in West Australia. We also anticipate introducing more routes in the region in the near future.”

In celebration of its new milestone, AirAsia is offering promotional fares from Kuala Lumpur to Perth from RM559 all-in one way. The fare is available for booking starting yesterday until Nov 26, 2023 for the travel period between now and Oct 26, 2024.