Air Asia X, the Malaysian airline, is set to initiate flights to Kazakhstan next year, as announced by the press service of the Ministry of Transport of Kazakhstan.
Starting from February 1, 2024, Air Asia X aims to commence regular passenger flights between Kuala Lumpur and Almaty, with a frequency of four flights per week (Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday, and Sunday). The airline will operate Airbus A-330 aircraft with a seating capacity ranging from 285 to 377.
Air Asia X is a part of the Air Asia Aviation Group, boasting a fleet of around 270 aircraft, including A-320, A-320neo, A-321neo, and A-330. Under the company’s franchise, flights cover over 400 routes in 25 countries worldwide, including Australia, South Korea, India, China, Indonesia, Japan, Thailand, Taiwan, Singapore, the USA, Saudi Arabia, Vietnam, and more.
In October 2022, there were reports about Air Asia Aviation Group’s plans to launch flights from Kuala Lumpur and Bangkok to Almaty, with subsequent routes to Astana. The company also aimed to establish a “virtual hub” in Kazakhstan and operate flights with the fifth freedom rights to Istanbul (Turkey), Paris (France), Frankfurt (Germany), London (United Kingdom), and other destinations.