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Long-haul airline AirAsia X Announces New Service to Honolulu

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AirAsia X announced the launch of a new route to Hawaii, the airline’s maiden service to the US.

The long-haul low-cost airline will operate a four-times weekly service from Kuala Lumpur in Malaysia to Honolulu, Hawaii via Osaka, Japan starting 28 June 2017.

AirAsia X Group CEO Datuk Kamarudin Meranun said: “This is the game-changing destination we have all been waiting for. By connecting

“This is the game-changing destination we have all been waiting for. By connecting Asean and North Asia to the US with our world-class low fares offering, we will make it possible for those who could only dream of a vacation across the Pacific to take that trip.”

“We wish to thank all relevant authorities and governments for their support. Their vote of confidence made today’s unique route launch possible and we will continue to work closely with all parties to ensure we can connect more people through this flagship intercontinental route.”

Also present at the press conference were AirAsia X Berhad CEO Benyamin Ismail, Representative Director and Co-CEO of Kansai Airports Emmanuel Menanteau, Hawaii Tourism Japan Vice President Mitsue Varley and the incumbent Miss Hawaii Allison Chu.

Passengers transiting in Osaka do not require a Japanese visa during the two-hour stopover and can return to their seats on the flight after clearing security with any carry-on luggage or belongings.

(image under CC BY-SA 3.0)

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