AirAsia X Group’s (AAX) relaunch strategy continues to gain steam as the airline maintains a short-term focus on its medium-haul destinations, where demonstrated demand is highest. In the next two months, the AAX Group will increase its Malaysia AirAsia X (D7) operations to 44 weekly flights over 10 routes and its Thai AirAsia X (XJ) operations to 22 weekly flights across five destinations.
Recently, AAX launched direct services from Kuala Lumpur to South Korea (Seoul-Incheon) and India (New Delhi) and announced the resumption of services to Australia (Sydney, Melbourne, Perth), New Zealand (Auckland), and Japan (Tokyo-Haneda and Sapporo-Chitose), with new routes to Saudi Arabia (Jeddah) and Taipei commencing in November. Thai AirAsia X has commenced service from Bangkok to Japan (Osaka and Tokyo-Narita) and South Korea (Seoul-Incheon), and will launch new direct routes to Australia (Melbourne and Sydney) and Japan (Sapporo-Chitose) in early December.
As it returns to flight, AAX is committed to recalling all pilots and cabin crew on leave. Today, AAX stated that all furloughed pilots and laid-off cabin personnel will be able to return to work by December of this year. AAX has reactivated 175 pilots and 285 cabin crew since the pandemic, including 131 cabin crew who were laid off during the pandemic.
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