Happy Tuesday everyone! 🙂
I’m in Seoul, Korea now for the launch of AirAsia X latest international route from Kuala Lumpur to Busan, the airline’s 2nd destination after Seoul in Korea, and the 1st direct flight connecting the two cities.

Airasia X to fly to Busan, Korea-002

AirAsia X will commence services and fly direct to Gimhae International Airport, Busan from 15 July 2013 onwards with 4 weekly flights between Kuala Lumpur and Busan.


The timetable of the flights are as follows:


Flight from




Flight Time


Kuala Lumpur to Busan 08.30 am 3.45 pm 6 hours 10 mins                4, 7
Busan to Kuala Lumpur 5.00 pm 10.55 pm 6 hours 10 mins                4, 7
Kuala Lumpur to Busan 1.15 am 8.30 am 6 hours 10 mins                1, 5
Busan to Kuala Lumpur 10.35 am 15.55 am 6 hours 10 mins                1, 5

1-Monday, 2- Tuesday, 3- Wednesday, 4- Thursday, 5- Friday, 6-Saturday, 7-Sunday

To mark the opening for sale of the new route, AirAsia X is offering an unbelievable promotional all-in fare from as low as MYR199* (KRW60, 000*) on Economy, and from as low as MYR699* (KRW349, 000*) on our Premium Flatbed between Kuala Lumpur and Busan one way.
Fares are available online
for booking from 17 (Time: 00:00 Malaysia/0:100 Korea) to 28 April, 2013 for travel between 15 July 2013 and 30 April, 2014.

Airasia X to fly to Busan, Korea-001

Azran Osman-Rani, Chief Executive Officer, AirAsia X, said “AirAsia X’s entry into Busan is in line with our stated strategy of adding flight frequencies and destinations to a few priority Asia Pacific markets, like Korea. We believe that our entry will stimulate new travel demands from the city and its surrounding regions.
We estimate that more than 60 per cent of AirAsia X passengers to and from Busan will be first time visitors, which will contribute significantly to tourism growth, allowing AirAsia X the opportunity to open up new market segments from Malaysia and Busan with its affordable fares and use Busan as a gateway to beautiful Jeju Island which is only an hour away by flight. “

Airasia X to fly to Busan, Korea

The AirAsia brand is already present in Busan with AirAsia Japan’s flight from Busan to Tokyo. This service also enables AirAsia X passengers to visit both destinations: Tokyo and Busan, flying from Kuala Lumpur to one city and flying back from another city.

Guests may also opt for AAX’s Fly-thru services from Busan, offering connections to AAX’s strong feeder network from as low as KRW88,900* to Australia (Perth, Melbourne, Gold Coast, Sydney), Indonesia (Medan, Surabaya, Bali, Jakarta), Thailand (Bangkok, Phuket) Vietnam (Ho Chi Minh), Malaysia (Langkawi, Penang, Kota Kinabalu, Kuching), Singapore and vice versa.
The Flu-thru service allows passengers to seamlessly purchase two flight sectors and connect via Kuala Lumpur. Same booking and travel period applies for our Fly-Thru promotion.

“Why Busan?”

With over 3.6 million people, Busan is the second largest city and the number 1 trading port in Korea. Busan’s most charming tourist point is its beautiful sea vistas. Other attractions include the beach areas, islands, and Hae Ahn Park coupled with historical ruins and sites, and Dongnae Shrine.
The natural beauty of Busan is a perfect example of harmony between mountains, rivers and sea which provides excellent hiking and hot springs activities throughout the city.
An hour away, the volcanic and beautiful island of Jeju welcomes visitors with its beaches, folk villages, waterfalls, Yeomiji, an indoor botanical garden on the southern half of the island, volcanic rock structures along the coast, Hallasan Mountain and various other parks and even casinos.

Meanwhile, stay tuned as I will be exploring Seoul and Busan over the next 5 days! Keep up with my adventures on my twitterFB, Instagram (wackybecky) and FB page! :dd

Promotional seats are limited and available on first-come, first-served basis and made exclusively available online via
So mark your calendars – bookings starts from 17 (Time: 00:00 Malaysia/0:100 Korea) to 28 April, 2013 for travel between 15 July 2013 and 30 April, 2014.

This Post Has 10 Comments

  1. Sean

    yay, you’re back in korea! looking forward to lotsa interesting sights and scenes in your posts 😀

  2. Daniella

    Korea! Have you tired yourself out shopping? 🙂

  3. Biopolymath

    I’m excited to hear about this new destination.
    I can’t help thinking of the Busan accent which the main character spoke in the hit drama Reply 1997. The actress really rocks!

  4. ALAN

    Busan n Tokyo in September I bet ! Go for it.

    1. rebeccasaw

      Yes tokyo – you coming? 11th Sept to 26 th Sept! Come for a week 😛

      1. ALAN

        I will e mail you dear

  5. Alex

    Enjoy dear! Shop more! And remember to eat more of those delicious Korean cuisine!

  6. Haley Chin

    Saw on Air Asia Go for less than RM600 3D2N. Let me know of your itinerary!

  7. Alix

    Wow, Very nice write up and pictures.
    We will be bringing our kids (a boy & a girl) of 10 and 15yrs to Busan end of Oct. Which area to stay is better, Seomyeon, Jungang (nearby Yongdusan) or
    Nampodong with shopping (not the expensive kind) and food in mind?

    The next day after arrival, we will travel to Seoul by KTX.

    Thank you.

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