AirAsia X to switch from Stansted to Gatwick

AirAsia X to switch from Stansted to Gatwick

AirAsia X is to shift its London base from Stansted to Gatwick from October 2011.

The budget long-haul carrier currently flies six times a week between Stansted and Kuala Lumpur where flights feed into the Air Asia low-cost network across Southeast Asia.

AirAsia X also operates from Kula Lumpur to Bombay, Delhi, Melbourne, Perth, Christchurch, Wellington and several cities in China.

As the UK’s second-biggest airport, Gatwick will offer AirAsia X greater commercial possibilities.

The carrier has flown from Stansted since its launch in 2008.

AirAsia X is also believed to considering operating from Manchester airport. The carrier also flies from Paris Orly.


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