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AirAsia X returns to Tehran

by on May 16, 2016
 

As we noted in a recent post, airlines regularly remove routes and add or return them in regular house-keeping and we’re now seeing this in the announcement of the return of Tehran to the AirAsia X line-up. Even better, you’ll have a choice of connection with both Kuala Lumpur and Bangkok.

The return to Tehran from Kuala Lumpur via AirAsia X Berhad (airline code D7) on 21st June makes Tehran their 20th destination and when they take off from Bangkok  the following day 22nd June, it will be the 5th destination for Thai AirAsia X (airline code XJ).

The direct flights to Tehran from Kuala Lumpur (klia2) will run three times a week on Tuesday, Thursday, Sunday, with the return flights out of Tehran every Monday, Wednesday and Friday.

Flights from Bangkok’s Don Mueang International Airport will also operate three times weekly, on Monday, Wednesday, Friday, returning the same day.

Promotional launch fares

To commemorate the launch of the new route, the AirAsia X Group is by offering promotional one way, all-in-fares starting from RM299 for economy seats and from RM999 one-way for Premium Flatbeds departing from Kuala Lumpur.

Thai AirAsia X is offer one-way,all-in-fares from THB2,990 for economy seats or from THB9,900* for their Premium Flatbeds departing from Bangkok.

These promotional fares are available for booking online at the AirAsia website until 29 May 2016 for travel between 21st June 2016 from Kuala Lumpur and 22nd June 2016 from Bangkok until 22nd May 2017.

You can also make your booking using the AirAsia mobile app for iPhone and Android devices or via the AirAsia mobile site. Promotional all-in-fares quoted are for one-way travel only inclusive of taxes. Terms and conditions apply.

Why visit Tehran?

The ancient state of Persia, now the Islamic republic of Iran, occupies the northern side of the Persian Gulf and is home to many historical sites dating back to the days of the Persian Empire.

Extensive marble ruins mark Persepolis, the empire’s capital founded by Darius I in the 6th century B.C. The modern capital, Tehran, with its backdrop of the majestic Alborz mountain range, is home to UNESCO World Heritage site, the opulent Golestan Palace, seat of the Qajar Dynasty (1794–1925) as well as more modern landmarks such as the 435m-high Milad Tower, built in 1971 and the perfect place to oversee this bustling metropolis of 14 million people.

This cosmopolitan city houses many great palaces museums, parks and great local restaurants that will leave all visitors wanting more.

The people of Iran are proud of their national Persian language, spoken by the majority of the people. The local dialect of Arabic spoken in Iran is Khuzestani Arabic

Fly-Thru from outside Kuala Lumpur and Bangkok

The return to Tehran was announced jointly in Tehran over the weekend by the Chief Executive Officers of both AirAsia X and their Thai Counterpart, Thai AirAsia X. Both noted that the new services will not just link these two cities with Tehran, but others in the region as both KLIA2 and Don Mueang are major AirAsia Fly-Thru hubs, making connections easier with their baggage checked-through to the final destination without the hassle of immigration clearance en-route.

….. We are very happy to be in Tehran today to announce this new connectivity into our flight network connecting Asia and Australasia with the Middle East. Iran is a large and growing economy and Tehran is a brilliant business city. The recent lifting of sanctions opens up exciting new prospects for Iran as a tourist destination. We believe that the revival of direct flights to Tehran from Kuala Lumpur is timely and we foresee that our direct flights from both Asean cities of Kuala Lumpur and Bangkok can improve bilateral relations while encouraging trade and tourism activities between the cities. Benyamin Ismail, CEO of AirAsia X


…. The launch of Tehran is a huge milestone for Thai AirAsia X as it marks the first direct low-cost airline to connect the Middle East and the people of Tehran to Bangkok and beyond. The direct flight will be available 3 days per week and allow travellers to conveniently travel to Bangkok at an affordable fare. Apart from Bangkok’s vibrant city, travellers can easily connect to world famous beaches in Phuket and Krabi or beautiful northern cities of Chiang Mai and Chiang Rai, among other destinations, with AirAsia’s connectivity. Likewise, we are also confident that Iran is a tourism destination of great potential for the Thai market and we look forward to promoting your beautiful country to the Thai people through our accessible and convenient flights. Nadda Buranasiri, CEO of Thai AirAsia X

The schedules

Flight Schedule for Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia (KUL) – Tehran, Iran (IKA)
Flight No. From To Departure Arrival Flight Schedule
D7 776 KUL IKA 1905 hrs (7:05pm) 2340 hrs (11:40pm) Tues, Thurs, Sun
D7 777 IKA KUL 0105 hrs (1:05am) 1245 hrs (12:40pm) Monday, Wednesday, Friday
Flight Schedule for Bangkok, Thailand (DMK) – Tehran, Iran (IKA)
Flight No. From To Departure Arrival Flight Schedule
XJ 450 DMK IKA 1510 hrs (3:10pm) 2020 hrs (8:20pm) Monday, Wednesday, Friday
XJ 451 IKA DMK   2150 hrs (9:50pm) 0800 hrs (8pm) Monday, Wednesday, Friday

All times are local at respective locations.

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