13 DECEMBER 2010
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AirAsia X the rapidly expanding Malaysian-based budget airline has made its maiden landing at Tokyo's Haneda International Airport, one of the first new beneficiaries of Japan’s revised airport policy. The airline will initially operate three times weekly from Kuala Lumpur (KL) using one of its fleet of two-class Airbus A330s which also serves other long haul routes.
The airline is placing much emphasis on its hub at KL with connections possible to Australia, India and Europe or within the AirAsia short haul network across South East Asia.
The A330 aircraft used on the route is unique in having the premium class amidship. Passengers seated in the cabin are offered only a limited meal (further items can be purchased) but the seats 20” wide with 60” pitch and stretching out to 77” in to full recline position. They feature universal power sockets, adjustable headrests and built-in personal utilities such as tray table, drink holder, reading light and privacy screen. www.airasia.com
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