AirAsiaX, the lowfare long-haul carrier from the folks at AirAsia, will launch in September with flights to as-yet-unannounced cities that will probably include Manchester, England, Kuala Lumpur, 2 cities in China and a city or two in Australia. Fares will start at $10 each way and average about $300 round trip. While the initial launch with be on regularly configured A330s, they will be taking ownership of new A330s next year that will fit 396 people, about 100 more people than a typical configuration. Fun!
If anyone can make this work, it’s the AirAsia team, which has single-handedly changed flying in Southeast Asia.