KUALA LUMPUR, May 16 – AirAsia X Bhd and Thai AirAsia X on Saturday announced Tehran as their latest destination in the group’s route network, connecting both Kuala Lumpur and Bangkok directly to the Iranian capital. Direct flights to Tehran from Kuala Lumpur (klia2) and Bangkok (Don Mueang International Airport) will be operated three times weekly, with the commencement date set for June 21, 2016 and June 22, 2016 respectively.
Chief Executive Officer of AirAsia X, Benyamin Ismail, said Iran is a large and growing economy and Tehran is a brilliant business city, with the recent lifting of sanctions opening up exciting new prospects for Iran as a tourist destination. He in a statement said they believe that the revival of direct flights to Tehran from Kuala Lumpur is timely and they foresee that their direct flights from both ASEAN cities of Kuala Lumpur and Bangkok can improve bilateral relations while encouraging trade and tourism activities between the cities.
To commemorate the launch of this brand-new route, AirAsia X is offering promotional all-in-fares from as low as RM299 one-way on economy seats and from as low as RM999 one-way on the award-winning Premium Flatbeds departing from Kuala Lumpur. These promotional fares are available for booking online at airasia.com from now until May 29, 2016 for the travel period from June 21, 2016 departing from Kuala Lumpur.