AirAsia X (AAX) returns to New Zealand from the start of November, with 3 weekly flights via Sydney. The AirAsia Aviation Group’s medium / long-haul affiliate airline also returns to Melbourne (Tullamarine) and Perth in Australia from 1st November 2022. The new Aussie routes plus Auckland are three key routes which will boost the airline’s growth plans with 13-routes set to be operating this year. These include Sydney, New Delhi, Seoul, Tokyo, Sapporo, Osaka and Honolulu. London, Dubai and Istanbul are also expected to be on board by year end, but start dates are yet to be announced.
AAX recommences its services to Melbourne (Tullamarine), Perth and Auckland (via Sydney) with three weekly flights from November. This will gradually increase to daily flights by the first quarter of 2023 to meet strong pent up demand.
Promo fares – Aussie routes plus Auckland
Collect your special fares from Kuala Lumpur to all three new destinations, now available for booking on the airasia Super App and website.
All-in, one way Economy tickets start from
- RM499 to Perth, (Premium Flatbed from RM1,999)
- RM699 to Melbourne (Premium Flatbed from RM2,999)
- RM1,999 to Auckland (Premium Flatbed from RM5,999)
Travellers flying to Kuala Lumpur can also enjoy all-in value fares one way from
- AUD209 from Perth, (Premium Flatbed from AUD1,099)
- AUD359 from Melbourne, (Premium Flatbed from AUD1,999)
- NZD499 from Auckland (Premium Flatbed from NZD1,999)
*Booking period from now until 24th July 2022 for travel between 1st November 2022 and 26th March 2023.
**All-in fares include airport tax, fuel surcharge and other applicable fees. Terms and conditions apply.
AAX also flies from Kuala Lumpur to Sydney with one-way all-in fares from RM899 (Economy) and RM2,799 on a Premium Flatbed. You can return from AUD309 (Economy) and AUD899 on a Premium Flatbed commencing November 2022.
….. We are also pleased to announce our return to Melbourne Airport (Tullamarine) which offers more flexibility and connectivity for our guests travelling to and from the state of Victoria. Benyamin Ismail, CEO of AAX
He added that the airline flew over a million passengers to the two countries, showing the importance of both Aussie routes plus Auckland for AirAsia X. They connected the same number of Australians and New Zealanders to Malaysia and across Asean.
While AirAsia X flew in to Melbourne (Avalon) for just over a year before Covid 19 cut all flights, they have decided to return to Melbourne (Tullamarine).
…. The return of AirAsia X to Melbourne Airport underscores the airport’s convenience and competitiveness.…..AirAsia X flew out of Melbourne Airport for a decade, and we know our customers will be thrilled to have them back here. Melbourne Airport Chief of Aviation Jim Parashos
We do hope that by November all the airport’s baggage woes have been sorted out and travellers will find their bags waiting for them on the carousel as soon as possible. To be fair, this is a problem at many airports worldwide including London Heathrow and Singapore Changi, but it’s causing a great deal of unwanted stress at the end of a long journey.
Flight Schedules[table style=”table-striped”]
|Melbourne Tullamarine||Departure||Arrival||Days||2022 Schedule||Service|
|D7218||Kuala Lumpur||Melbourne||20:10||06:30||Tuesday, Saturday||1st-29th Nov||3 X weekly|
|D7219||Melbourne||Kuala Lumpur||08:00||13:35||Wednesday, Sunday||2nd-30th Nov|
|D7212||Kuala Lumpur||Melbourne||12:45||23:05||Thursday||3rd Nov-1st Dec|
|D7213||Melbourne||Kuala Lumpur||00:20||05:55||Friday||4th Nov-2nd Dec|
|D7236||Kuala Lumpur||Perth||00:05||05:35||Friday, Sunday||4thNov-4th Dec||3 X weekly|
|D7234||Kuala Lumpur||Perth||09:30||15:00||Monday||7th Nov-5th Dec|
|Auckland (via Sydney)|
|D7288||Kuala Lumpur||Sydney||22:50||9:45||Tuesday, Thursday, Sunday||1st Nov-1st Dec||3 X weekly|
|D7288||Sydney||Auckland||11:00||15:55||Monday, Wednesday, Friday||2nd Nov-2nd Dec|
|D7289||Auckland||Sydney||17:50||19:25||Monday, Wednesday, Friday||2nd Nov-2nd Dec|
|D7289||Sydney||Kuala Lumpur||21:40||3:30||Monday, Wednesday, Friday||2nd Nov-2nd Dec|
All times are local