As some of you may know (via my twitter, FB, FB page), I’m in Shanghai now enjoying the 2-8 celsius weather!
Ok, maybe not so much the weather but nevertheless the thrill of my “inaugural” visit to Shanghai, thanks to AAX inaugural flight is keeping me warm to my toes.
Our inaugural flight took off yesterday at 19:35 from LCCT Kuala Lumpur after a lion dance performance and a quick speech cum story-telling from Mr Azran Osman-Rani, Chief Executive Officer, AirAsia X.
And as you can see, Mr Azran was in high spirits and kept us entertained with his wit and cheek. 🙂
Our flight touched down at Shanghai Pudong International Airport at 00:45am today morning with a full passenger load of 377 guests from KL. Likewise the inaugural flight from Shanghai departed at 0145 this morning with over 85% passenger load to KL, showing an encouraging demand from the global city.
Shanghai is Air Asia Group 14th destination in China after Hangzhou, Beijing, Chengdu, Guilin, ShenZhen, Guangzhou, Nanning, Kunming, Wuhan, Chongqing and Xian, including HK and Macau.
For Shanghai current flights, the table below applies:
FLIGHT SCHEDULE FOR KUALA LUMPUR- SHANGHAI, CHINA EFFECTIVE 19 FEBRUARY TO 30 APRIL, 2013
|Kuala Lumpur to Shanghai||19.35 pm||00.45 am||5 hours 10 mins||2,3,4,5,6,7|
|Shanghai to Kuala Lumpur||1.45 am||6.55 am||5 hours 10 mins||1,3,4,5,6,7|
1-Monday, 2- Tuesday, 3- Wednesday, 4- Thursday, 5- Friday, 6-Saturday, 7-Sunday
FLIGHT SCHEDULE FOR KUALA LUMPUR- SHANGHAI, CHINA EFFECTIVE 1 May, 2013
|Kuala Lumpur to Shanghai||18.35 pm||23.45 am||5 hours 10 mins||DAILY|
|Shanghai to Kuala Lumpur||1.05 am||6.15 am||5 hours 10 mins||DAILY|
The celebration of the inaugural launch of AirAsia X Shanghai flight took place this evening at Shanghai Paramount the Old Shanghai Style with the attendance of AirAsia X’s Chairman, Tan Sri Rafidah Aziz, Chief Executive Officer, Azran Osman-Rani, and Director, Dato’ Fam Lee Ee.
Also present were the Consulate General of Malaysia in Shanghai, Mr. Hendy Assan and the Vice General Manager of Shanghai Pudong International Airport, Mr Hu Zhi Hong, representatives from tourism bodies, Pudong airport, and business associates including members of the media.
To commemorate this special occasion, AirAsia X will be offering promotional fares to Shanghai from Kuala Lumpur from as low as MYR329* (CNY722)* on Economy and from just MYR899* (CNY1972*) on its Premium Flatbeds. The fares are available for online bookings from 00:01 on 19 February to 3 March, 2013 for immediate travel between 19 February and 31 July, 2013. For more details, log on to www.airasia.com.
*Promo Fares include airport taxes and fees (all in fares). Flights and fares are subject to availability and are for one way travel only.