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AirAsia X takes Avalon airport international

by on December 8, 2018
 

AirAsia X takes Avalon airport international with the first flight pulling up to the new international terminal just before 8.30am on 5th December 2018. This makes AirAsia the first airline to touch down at Melbourne’s second international airport.

Visitors get an immediate look at rural Australia, the airport is surrounded by paddocks of wheat and other crops, about 15 minutes by car from downtown Geelong. Passengers on the inaugural flight were the first of an expected 500,000+ international visitors to the region this coming year.

Avalon airport with AirAsia X- promo fares

To celebrate, the airline is offering a welcome to Melbourne Avalon sale with fares starting from just $199 AUD/MYR 499 each way between Melbourne Avalon/Kuala Lumpur and Kuala Lumpur/Melbourne Avalon. Book by 09th Dec 2018 for travel until 5th May 2019.

*Fares are subject to availability at the time of booking. For full terms and conditions or to make your booking, visit airasia.com. Bookings can also be made on the AirAsia mobile app for Android and iPhone.

The inaugural landing of AirAsia at Avalon seals a 10-year deal between the Southeast Asia-based airline and Melbourne’s Avalon Airport. It follows over $48 million dollars of investment from the Australian and Victorian Governments to develop the new facility near the City of Geelong.

AirAsia will operate a total 28 flights per week between Kuala Lumpur and Melbourne Avalon connecting passengers to more than 130 destinations across Southeast Asia, the Middle East and the United States.

Why fly through Avalon?

AirAsia passengers flying to Melbourne Avalon will benefit from a range of ‘Avalon Advantages’.

These include:

  • Cheaper parking,
  • No Tullamarine freeway tolls,
  • Convenient access to Melbourne CBD via SkyBus,
  • New airport infrastructure
  • Hassle-free arrival and departure process.

We review all these ‘Avalon Advantages’ and more in an upcoming piece. We’re also working on stories of things to do in and around the Geelong area as well as something for those who need to get to or come from the eastern side of Port Philip Bay.

AirAsia currently operates services between Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia and Perth, Sydney, the Gold Coast and now Melbourne Avalon. AirAsia also operates services between Denpasar (Bali), Indonesia and Perth.

Flight Schedule for Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia (KUL) to Melbourne, Australia (AVV).

Flight No. From To Departure Arrival Frequency
D7 216 KUL AVV 1035hrs 2130hrs Daily
D7 217 AVV KUL 2245hrs 0400hrs +1 Daily
D7 218 AVV KUL 2225hrs 0920hrs +1 Daily
D7 219 KUL AVV 1035hrs 1550hrs Daily

EconomyTraveller flew on the inaugural flight, courtesy of AirAsia.

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