Direct Flights from Kuala Lumpur to Cultural Hub Changsha Reintroduced by AirAsia X

By Ivan PetrenkoApr 11, 2024 03:30 AMNews
Share:
AirAsia aircraft at boarding gate with overcast skies
AirAsia aircraft at boarding gate with overcast skies. Source: unsplash

AirAsia X (AAX) is set to recommence direct flights from Kuala Lumpur to Changsha starting July 5, 2024, marking a significant reconnection with the culturally-rich capital of Hunan Province, China. This reinstatement comes on the heels of AAX’s recent inaugural flight to Xi’an, underscoring the airline's ambitious expansion in the Chinese market.

AAX’s network now boasts a direct line to Changsha, offering passengers four weekly flights to explore the city known for its historical significance and cultural landmarks, including the UNESCO World Heritage Site Wu Ling Yuan, celebrated for inspiring the scenery in the film "Avatar." As Changsha is a celebrated "China Top Tourist City" and titled "World Capital of Media Arts" and "Culture City of East Asia," the airline anticipates a warm reception of these flights among travelers.

Benyamin Ismail, CEO of AirAsia X, highlighted that China has always been central to the airline's growth strategies and remains one of its fastest-growing markets. AAX has previously enjoyed robust patronage in the region, with over 140,000 guests to and from Changsha in 2019 alone, indicating a strong foundation for the route's success. The resumed services aim to capitalize on the pent-up demand for travel and contribute to achieving the government's international tourist arrival target of 27 million for the year.

In celebration of this service resumption, AAX is introducing promotional fares starting from RM388 one-way, giving travelers an affordable opportunity to discover Changsha's scenic riverfronts and tree-lined streets. Bookings are open until April 21, 2024, for travel between July 5 and October 26, 2024, which can be made via the airline’s website or mobile app.

Adding further allure for Malaysian tourists, visa-free entry to China for up to 15 days is available until November 30, 2024. This visa exemption is likely to encourage more Malaysians to explore Changsha and other Chinese destinations.

Top Articles
The Wilde Resort and Spa is a beautiful resort in Sedona with an impressive spa and an intense experience

The Wilde Resort and Spa is a beautiful resort in Sedona with an impressive spa and an intense experience

Jun 18, 2024 09:15 AM
Secrets of airplane speed

Commercial and private jet speeds: from Boeing to Gulfstream

Jun 17, 2024 08:39 AM

Top 20 delightful luxury hotels in France

Jun 16, 2024 10:01 AM

Top 10 benefits of traveling: how traveling to other cities and countries makes us healthier and happier and why you should pack your bags now

Jun 15, 2024 09:05 AM
More News
Hawa Mahal, Jaipur at sunset

Jaipur Faces Scorching 42°C Heatwave: IMD Issues Alert

Jun 18, 2024 12:35 PM
Single-engine  in flight

Emergency Landing on Cape Cod Raises Aviation Safety Concerns

Jun 18, 2024 10:34 AM

Exploring Europe with a Four-Legged Friend: A Traveler's Guide

Jun 18, 2024 09:30 AM

Hertz Charges Customer $436 Before Rental Begins

Jun 18, 2024 08:30 AM
The coast of Olbia town on Mediterranean sea

Olbia: Coastal City Offers Serene Escape

Jun 18, 2024 07:30 AM
Qatar Airways airplane in flight

Qatar Airways Set to Acquire 49% Stake in RwandAir

Jun 18, 2024 06:30 AM
The old port in the city center of Gdansk

Discover the Hidden Gem of Poland’s Seaside: Gdansk

Jun 18, 2024 05:30 AM
A quiet morning on a tropical beach with a view of a yacht floating on the horizon

Kimpton Opens Coco Palms Resort on Kauai After 30 Years of Abandonment

Jun 18, 2024 04:30 AM
The buildings of old city Albarracín, España

Hidden Gem in Spain: Albarracín

Jun 18, 2024 03:30 AM

Accor and LVMH Join Forces to Develop Orient Express

Jun 18, 2024 02:30 AM

Editors’ Picks: 10 of Our Favourite UK Pubs for Summer

Jun 18, 2024 01:30 AM
a beach with a bunch of tall buildings in the background

Discover Busan's First Michelin-Starred Restaurants

Jun 18, 2024 00:30 AM
Crowd of tourists at a famous monument in London on a sunny day

Overseas Visits to the UK See Significant Increase in 2023

Jun 18, 2024 00:05 AM
A woman enjoys a serene experience among cannabis plants in a picturesque landscape

German Police Encourage England Fans to Use Cannabis Instead of Alcohol at Upcoming Match

Jun 17, 2024 23:30 PM
white and blue airplane in the sky

Iberia's 1st Airbus A321XLR Flight Is Now Open For Booking

Jun 17, 2024 23:00 PM

High Costs of Train Travel versus Carbon Emissions: Experts Call for Change

Jun 17, 2024 22:34 PM

Air New Zealand Airbus A320 Hit By Turbulence Leaving Two Injured

Jun 17, 2024 22:00 PM
Child plays with a children's construction set

MSC World America Launched a New Format of Family Cruise Vacation

Jun 17, 2024 21:30 PM
Delta Airlines plane taking off

Passenger Caught In Detroit After Sneaking Over 30 Pounds of Cocaine on Last-Minute Delta Air Lines Flight from Los Angeles

Jun 17, 2024 21:00 PM
Evening view of Norwich cityscape with illuminated buildings and streets

Upcoming Service Changes for Norwich Public Transport

Jun 17, 2024 20:30 PM
white American Airlines airplane in flight

American Airlines Airbus A321 Maintenance Issue Causes 22-Hour Delay from Dallas/Fort Worth to Las Vegas

Jun 17, 2024 20:00 PM
Hand holding a toy airplane over a world map

Latin American and Caribbean Air Market Sees Significant Growth in April 2024

Jun 17, 2024 19:33 PM

Virgin Australia Boeing 737 Diverted Due to Engine Fire

Jun 17, 2024 19:00 PM

First Bus Launches New Service to M&D’s Theme Park

Jun 17, 2024 18:30 PM
scenery of white airplane landed on Hong Kong airport

Why Hong Kong Airport Remains An Integral Aviation Hub

Jun 17, 2024 18:00 PM
GOL Airlines airplane taking off from the runway

GOL Launches Direct Flights to Aruba from Brazil

Jun 17, 2024 17:32 PM