Thursday, August 21, 2008

Air Asia X will fly direct to Melbourne from KL

I just read that Air Asia X will begin their flights to Melbourne, Australia from November 12 this year. This will be Air Asia's third Australian destination. It will be direct from Kuala Lumpur to the Tullamarine Airport and serviced by the airlines first Airbus A330-300 planes.

They will start off with four return flights each week and increase them to daily return flights during peak season from December to the Mid of January 2009. Wow, that means many tourists will be able to take advantage of travelling to Melbourne at a lower cost soon. Melbourne has always been a popular destination for years among Malaysians and Singaporeans. I wonder if on the Singapore side, there will be similar move? I have been waiting for a low cost flight to get to Melbourne for a while. Even though there are some flights to Australia cities from Singapore, the expensive fuel tax had been the one thing that caused me to think otherwise. Since it will be a direct flight, that will cut down on wasted time compared with some low cost flights from Singapore that require you to travel to another city in Australia before taking another transit to reach Melbourne.

I can't wait to bring my family there for a holiday!

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