Perth Airport Welcomes AirAsia Malaysia Kuala Lumpur Flights

Perth Airport Welcomes AirAsia Malaysia Kuala Lumpur Flights
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Perth Airport has this week welcomed the new launch of flights from Kuala Lumpur by AirAsia Malaysia.

This now means that the D7 & AK subsidiaries of the airline are now serving the Australian airport.

Without further ado, let’s get into it…

The New Perth-Kuala Lumpur Flights…

Perth Airport Welcomes AirAsia Malaysia Kuala Lumpur Flights
Photo Credit: Airbus.

As well as it’s AirAsia X subsidiary, the Malaysia branch will provide daily flights from Kuala Lumpur to Perth Airport.

Using it’s Airbus A321neo aircraft, it will provide around 236 seats each flight, amounting to over 170,000 new seats annually from both sides.

Commenting on this further was Kate Holsgrove, the airport’s Chief Commercial & Aviation Officer:

“Malaysia is Western Australia’s fourth biggest international visitor market, injecting $99 million into the WA economy in visitor expenditure for the year ending in September 2023″.

“We’ve got strong business, education, trade and tourism links with Malaysia and this new non-stop service provides further opportunities by adding more than 170,000 new seats to the Perth market annually.”

“We look forward to building a strong partnership with AirAsia Malaysia to ensure the success of this service.”

More Expansion on the Way…

Perth Airport Welcomes AirAsia Malaysia Kuala Lumpur Flights
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Looking away from the Kuala Lumpur service with AirAsia Malaysia, Perth Airport has had a good start to the year so far.

The airport welcomed China Eastern Airlines for a seasonal Lunar New Year service to Shanghai recently.

Looking ahead, they have flights from Bangkok restarting with Thai Airways at the end of this month.

This service will operate on a daily basis.

Furthermore, at the end of April, South African Airways will begin services from Johannesburg as well.

The new route, launching in late April 2024, offers three non-stop flights a week and has already seen strong interest, especially in economy class.

The flight capitalizes on travel interest between South Africa and Western Australia’s capital city of Perth.


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In conclusion, Perth Airport is bouncing back with a vengeance, with the recent launch of flights to Kuala Lumpur with AirAsia Malaysia an example of that.

Looking ahead, all eyes will be on how the new flights with South African Airways and Thai Airways perform.

The airport is doing all it can to get ready for international travel over the Summer 2024 period.

But for now, let’s see what additional announcements they may have in their back pocket throughout this year.

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