First low-cost Asian airline cleared to fly to U.S.
The airline is the first Asian low-cost carrier to secure approval to operate scheduled passenger flights to the U.S. The approval allows AirAsia's long-haul, low-cost sister airline to operate services to any destination within the U.S.
AirAsia X is currently considering flights to several U.S .states including Hawaii as part of its route expansion plans.
AirAsia X Group CEO Datuk Kamarudin Meranun said, "This is a major milestone for AirAsia X. 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."
A pioneer in travel and technology, AirAsia offers a wide range of innovative products such as mobile app, extensive self-service options, inflight wifi, inflight entertainment, premium coffee, online duty-free shopping, Premium Flex and Fly-Thru. ■