AirAsia X: First Malaysian airline to fly direct to Almaty

An AirAsia X aircraft at Kuala Lumpur Airport
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AirAsia X (AAX) is poised to make history as the first Malaysian airline to embark on direct flights to Almaty, Kazakhstan, beginning March 14, 2024.

This venture into Central Asia not only signifies a significant milestone for AAX but also opens up exciting prospects for globetrotters, adventure enthusiasts, foodies, and culture seekers alike.

The Allure of Almaty

Nestled in the heart of Kazakhstan, Almaty stands as the commercial and cultural hub of this vast nation. Its allure lies in the juxtaposition of majestic landscapes and a rich cultural heritage.

The city serves as a gateway to one of the world’s largest nations, beckoning travelers to explore its unique blend of tradition and modern lifestyle.

AAX’s foray into Central Asia taps into the burgeoning potential of Almaty. The airline is confident that this expansion will not only cater to the wanderlust of travelers but also significantly boost tourism by providing direct and affordable access between Kuala Lumpur and Almaty.

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An AirAsia Malaysia Airbus on an approach to land.
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Ambassador’s Perspective

His Excellency Bulat Sugurbayev, Ambassador of the Republic of Kazakhstan, hails AairAsia X’s entry as a remarkable milestone in diplomatic relations.

 “This strategic initiative not only strengthens the cultural and economic ties between Kazakhstan and Malaysia but also provides affordable options for travellers in the region to explore the captivating beauty of Almaty, and the whole of Kazakhstan,” he emphasized.

Kazakhstan is the world’s 9th largest country with digital competitiveness outpacing several European, Asian, and American nations.

The direct connectivity, according to the ambassador, is poised to elevate tourism and trade, fostering positive impacts on both nations.

AAX CEO Comments

Benyamin Ismail, CEO of AirAsia X, sees this move as an exploration of new territories, bringing distant parts of the world closer to Southeast Asia.

As the airline celebrates 16 years of connecting people, the decision to introduce direct flights to Almaty reflects AirAsia X‘s commitment to providing unmatched connectivity and value fares.

Ismail highlights the expected impact on trade, commerce, and education interchange, underscoring Kazakhstan’s status as the wealthiest country in Central Asia.

The new route is not just about enhancing travel opportunities; it’s a strategic move to bolster existing bonds between Kazakhstan and Malaysia while enriching socio-economic sectors in both nations.

Promotional Fare

As we prepare for AAX’s inaugural flight into Central Asia, travelers can now seize the opportunity to experience the magic of Almaty.

The airline offers a promotional introductory fare from RM99 all-in one-way on Economy seats. This exclusive offer is now available until November 30, 2023, for the travel period between March 14 and October 26, 2024.

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AirAsia X (AAX) will become the first Malaysian airline to operate direct flights to Almaty, Kazakhstan, beginning March 14, 2024.
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