An AirAsia X A330 taking off (Photo: 鍾鄭諺/Flickr)
AirAsia X resumes passenger service after restructuring

The long-haul arm of AirAsia to resume commercial passenger service from mid-February


  • Passenger service to resume from February 14
  • First flight to depart from Kuala Lumpur to Sydney

AirAsia X is set to resume passenger service after a successful restructuring which saw 99 percent of creditors supporting the Scheme of Arrangement (SOA) and paying just 0.5 percent of its RM33.65 billion debt while continuing cargo-only flights throughout the COVID-19 pandemic.

Sydney is set to be the first destination for AirAsia X to resume passenger service from February 14, 2022, initially with a once-weekly service. D7228 departs Kuala Lumpur at 7.25 pm local time on Sunday and lands at Sydney Kingsford Smith at 6.30 am on Monday. After spending two hours on the ground, D7229 departs Sydney Kingsford Smith at 8.30 am and land back at Kuala Lumpur at 2.15 pm on the same day.

It is currently prioritizing passengers who are affected by the restructuring and wishes to reinstate their flight booking and utilize their credit account to book the flight.

Fares start from RM1,399/AUD399 for Economy and from RM3,999/AUD 1,299 for Premium Flatbed one-way all-inclusive with one drink, meal, and baggage.

“As we anticipate the gradual reopening of international borders around the world in 2022, we are delighted to return to Australia first, as one of our most popular markets”

Benyamin Ismail, AirAsia X CEO

“… It can only get better in the coming months as more people return to the skies. We are ready for that pent up demand”

Captain Suresh Kumar Bangah, AirAsia COO

Its parent airline, AirAsia recently launched a slew of new domestic routes including Kota Kinabalu – Kuala Terengganu, Kuching – Langkawi, Johor Bahru – Bintulu and Penang – Sibu.

In addition, AirAsia Group which includes AirAsia and AirAsia X has been rebranded as Capital A to reflect its diverse portfolio from aviation to food delivery.

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