AirAsiaX Gets Approval to Fly to United States
Finally, it is official. AirAsiaX gets the approval to fly to any locations in United States of America. We knew they had the approval a few weeks ago but this is the official statement.
Now, AirAsiaX finally can fly to Hawaii. It has been delayed for some time due to the approval issue but now it has resolved. The official statement is as below.
AirAsia Bhd’s long haul low-cost carrier AirAsia X (AAX) has received clearance from the Federal Aviation Authority (FAA) to fly to the US.
In a statement today, AAX said it is the first Asian low-cost carrier to secure approval to operate scheduled passenger flights to the U.S.
The approval allows AAX to operate services to any destination within the U.S.
AAX said it is currently considering flights to several U.S. states, including Hawaii, as part of its route expansion plans.
Its group CEO Datuk Kamarudin Meranun said the approval was a major milestone for AAX.
“Our expansion up until now has concentrated on Asia, Australasia and the Middle East, and we are excited about our first foray into an entirely new market, as we look beyond Asia Pacific.”
“I’m confident travellers will respond well to our award-winning service and the kind of connectivity we can offer with our Fly-Thru product. As part of our expansion plans, we are also looking to resume our very popular London route, and are working towards securing the necessary approvals,” he said.
AirAsiaX is expected to fly to Hawaii from Kuala Lumpur with one stop over either in Osaka or Narita from our sources. It should be happening within the first half of 2017. We will update with more information in the future.