AirAsia X, the long-haul division of AirAsia, has officially announced it is terminating routes from Kuala Lumpur to London, Paris, Mumbai, and New Delhi.
The airline will suspend its four weekly flights to Mumbai from January 31, daily flights to New Delhi from March 22, six weekly flights to London from March 31 and four weekly flights to Paris from March 30.
“The continued high jet fuel prices and the weakening demand for air travel from Europe, brought about by the current economic situation together with exorbitant government taxes, have placed cost pressures on operating long-haul low cost flights between Asia and Europe, compromising our ability to offer the low fares AirAsia X is known for.” AirAsia X Chief Executive Azran Osman-Rani said in a statement.
“As for Delhi and Mumbai, the continued visa restrictions for travel between India and Malaysia, and the increase in airport and handling charges have resulted in a structure not conducive to the low cost model.”
AirAsia will send all customers with bookings after the cancellation dates an email outlining their options which include a full refund, a reroute to another AirAsia X destination, or a ticket on an alternative carrier where available.