AirAsia – suspends flights to Europe – Paris and London
Air Asia X has announced cost cutting measures that will suspend flights from Malaysia to London and Paris and some Indian destinations:
The Malaysia-based airline cited global economic uncertainty, soaring taxes and higher jet fuel prices for the move, adding it would redeploy its fleet to profitable Asian and Australian routes.
AirAsia X, a unit of AirAsia, will cease services to Mumbai and Delhi from January 31 and March 22, respectively while routes to London and Paris will end on March 30 and March 31 respectively.
This will be a shock to some Australian passengers already booked on these flights.
The airline offered some stunning bargains in their version of business class – which incuded angled lie-flat beds, with return flights to London via Kuala Lumpua costing around $3,000 – half the cheapest other business airfare.
The good news, is they are proposing to start flying out of Sydney next year from April (according to Australian Business Traveller)