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AirAsia X Announces New Route to Nairobi

Our Bureau - : Jul 3, 2024 - : 12:11 am

AirAsia X (AAX) has introduced a new route to Nairobi, Kenya, via Kuala Lumpur, starting on 15 November 2024. This will be the first time a low-cost carrier in Malaysia offers direct flights to Nairobi.

“We are thrilled to announce a direct new route, bridging Asia and Africa. This milestone, coming on the heels of our 15th consecutive win as Skytrax’s World’s Best Low-Cost Airline, embodies our mission to connect the world affordably,” said Tony Fernandes, CEO of Capital A.

“This new route not only opens up Asia to Africa but also has the potential to strengthen ties in tourism, business, and trade between the two continents. It marks the beginning of a new journey into Africa, and while our roots are in Asia and Asean, our dream has always been to make Kuala Lumpur a global low-cost carrier hub. This expansion brings us closer to that vision, giving us a solid footing to build global connections and opportunities.”

“Embarking on this new adventure into Africa is truly exhilarating, particularly in light of our significant growth trajectory earlier this year. This route presents excellent connectivity opportunities to other key markets we serve, especially in the ASEAN region,” said Benyamin Ismail, CEO of AirAsia X.

”Travellers from Singapore can now journey more affordably to Kenya, with a convenient and smooth stopover in Kuala Lumpur. Kenya is a vibrant nation, home to millions of people and a rich tapestry of beautiful heritages and extraordinary sceneries. We look forward to further enriching the cultural and economic exchanges between these dynamic regions.”

This new route is part of the airline’s broader strategy to expand its network. The airline has reported strong financial results this year, with high load factors and a leading position in the market. Earlier in March, AAX also launched flights to Almaty, Kazakhstan, marking its entry into Central Asia.

The Nairobi route is expected to enhance connections between Asia and Africa, promoting trade, tourism, and business. AAX will provide a seamless Fly-Thru connection, linking Kenya with 130 destinations across Southeast Asia, Northern and Central Asia, and Australia, offering affordable travel options and strengthening global connectivity.


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