12 January 2016

AirAsia X to connect Kuala Lumpur, Auckland

Senior executives pose at the announcement ceremony.
Source: AirAsia. AirAsia X launches flights from Kuala Lumpur to Auckland.

AirAsia X, the long-haul, low-fare affiliate of the AirAsia Group, commences its operations into Auckland, New Zealand from Kuala Lumpur via the Gold Coast, Australia on 22 March 2016.

Benyamin Ismail, Chief Executive Officer of AirAsia X says, “New Zealand is a world class destination that has always had a special place in our heart. We are excited to be back in this beautiful country to launch this service, allowing seamless connection for our guests from all over Asia to Auckland city. Similarly, New Zealanders will now have more flight options to Gold Coast as well as access to all the exciting destinations across our extensive flight network in Asia through the Kuala Lumpur hub. We are confident that our highly competitive fares will attract many new guests from the region, creating higher travel demand and in turn boosting tourism traffic for all sectors.

“Australia has always been a key market for us; this new route from Kuala Lumpur to Auckland via Gold Coast signifies our commitment to developing flight connectivity in the region and our continuous effort to expand our operations. We have all the confidence that this new route will thrive, riding on the success we achieved from our other Australian routes.

“At AirAsia X, our aim is to continue building an extensive list of exciting destinations to our guests and the introduction of this new route is in line with our turnaround initiatives that we believe will bring positive contribution to the bottom line.”

His Excellency Dr John Subritzky, New Zealand High Commissioner to Malaysia says, “I am really happy to see another major airline like AirAsia X making its entry into New Zealand, offering all Kiwis competitive fares to visit Asia – and the broader Southeast Asia region - through the airline’s extensive flight network. I look forward to seeing a higher number of tourists visit New Zealand as a result of the new daily flights into Auckland, boosting our tourism sector and strengthening economic growth.”

Following this new route announcement, guests can now travel from Kuala Lumpur to Auckland, New Zealand with a quick stopover in Gold Coast, Australia. An Australia visa is not required for this stopover and Malaysians can travel visa-free to New Zealand for up to 3 months. Guests can also make use of the Fly-Thru option to connect seamlessly to Auckland from other cities within AirAsia group’s extensive flight network; or the Multi-City option to spend a few days on the stopover in Gold Coast before travelling onward to Auckland.

Flight Schedule for Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia (KUL) – Auckland, New Zealand (AKL) via Gold Coast, Australia (OOL):

RouteFlight No.DepartsArrivesFlight Frequency
KUL - OOLD7 20621400750Daily
OOL - AKLD7 20609051530Daily
AKL- OOLD7 20717001725Daily
OOL - KULD7 20721400400Daily
Note: All times are the local time at the destination.


AirAsia X is offering promotional all-in-fares from RM499* one-way on economy seats and from RM1,499* one way on the Premium Flatbed seats. The Premium Flatbed seats on AirAsia X's flights feature universal power sockets, adjustable headrests and built-in amenities such as tray table, drink holder, reading light and privacy screen. Premium Flatbed guests also enjoy premium complimentary products and services including unlimited flight change, choice of seats, priority check-in, priority boarding, priority baggage, immigration fast track at selected airports, 40kg baggage allowance, complimentary meal and drinks with pillow and duvet.

These promotional fares are available for booking online until 24 January 2016 for travel from 22 March until 5 February 2017. All promotional fares can be booked online as well as via AirAsia’s mobile apps on iPhone and Android services, and also from AirAsia’s mobile site.

*Promotional all-in-fares quoted are for one-way travel only inclusive of taxes. Terms and conditions apply.