AirAsia X switches London hub

AIRASIA X (AAX) will be shifting hub operations in London from Stansted to Gatwick Airport from October 24.

AAX will be offering six-weekly services from Kuala Lumpur’s Low-Cost Carrier Terminal to Gatwick from December 14, operated using Airbus A340-300 aircraft in a 327-seat configuration.

Gatwick is Britain’s second largest airport after Heathrow. It handles over 32 million passengers annually, and some 90 airlines including easyJet, British Airways and Virgin Atlantic. In comparison, Stansted serves 12 airlines, and 18 million passengers a year.

Located closer to the city centre, Gatwick also has better public transportation access compared to Stansted, as well as connecting flights to over 200 destinations throughout Europe.

AAX will be offering one-way all-in fares from 1,039 ringgit (US$343) for economy-class seats, and from 3,429 ringgit for premium fly-flat bed seats through online bookings made from July 13 to 24, valid for travel from February 6 to June 6 next year.

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