PETALING JAYA - Good news for fans of everything Japan - budget airline AirAsia X will be flying to Sapporo, Hokaido beginning Oct 1.
As part of its launch, the airline will be offering promotional fares from RM99 (S$35) for economy class and RM999 for Premium Flatbed for those booking flights until Aug 2.
The promotion is applicable for those travelling between Oct 1 and Aug 31 next year.
So far, the airline was the first Asian company to offer direct flights to Sapporo, said AirAsia X acting Chief Executive Officer Benyamin Ismail.
He added that AirAsia X has carried over 1.5million passengers between Japan and Malaysia and was confident that the new route would also draw inbound Japanese tourists from Sapporo.
"This direct route will entice them to visit Malaysia and subsequently connect to various destinations in ASEAN and beyond," he said at a launching ceremony here.
The airline's customers can also opt for its optional Fly-Thru service, where they can have their baggage checked-through to the final destination if they are going through multiple transit hubs. Passengers can now travel seamlessly between all Asian and Australian cities.
AirAsia flight D7 550 will be flying from Kuala Lumpur to Sapporo at 11.35pm every Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday. It will arrive at 8.10am.
Flight from Sapporo to Kuala Lumpur will leave at 9.20am every Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday and arrive at 5pm.