AirAsia X has launched its service from the Gold Coast to Auckland, New Zealand and in turn will connect New Zealand to its vast network of over 100 destinations with the first flight to Auckland taking off on 22nd March, 2016.
This new route for the popular low cost carrier goes on sale tomorrow morning (2.01am Gold Coast time 13th January) until 24 January 2016, or until sold out, with an incredible low fare available for a limited time only of from AUD$119* one-way to Auckland. Bookings can be made at www.airasia.com.
The travel period is from 22 March 2016 to 5 Feb 2017.
AirAsia X’s popular Premium flatbed seats will also be on sale from AUD$299* one-way.
AirAsia X will commence services with daily flights between Gold Coast and Auckland. Flights will depart Gold Coast at 9.05am each day for Auckland arriving at 3.30pm local time.
AirAsia X CEO Benyamin Ismail said, “We’re delighted to launch this service and bring added competition to this popular route across the Tasman and provide another low cost travel option.
“The Gold Coast was AirAsia X’s inaugural route from Malaysia and has been well supported by our Australian and international guests.
“We’re also delighted to offer New Zealand as an exciting destination for travellers looking to enjoy the many unique experiences which New Zealand offers.”
An Airbus A330-300 aircraft will operate the route with a seating capacity of 377. The configuration will be AirAsia X’s standard configuration of 365 economy seats and 12 Premium flatbed seats.
AirAsia X commercial manager Australia and New Zealand Russell Hole said, “The Gold Coast is perfectly situated to allow convenient travel between our Asian network from Kuala Lumpur to New Zealand.
“Two flight arrivals each day reinforces the Gold Coast’s importance to our network and continues to open up travel opportunities in this region.”
Gold Coast Airport Chief Operating Officer, Marion Charlton, says, “The commencement of this daily service is a demonstration of AirAsia X’s commitment to the South East Queensland and Northern New South Wales regions.
“The Gold Coast community are familiar with AirAsia X and the variety of destinations they offer by flying via Kuala Lumpur, as such, we are confident this route will perform strongly both from an inbound and outbound perspective.
“Gold Coast Airport look forward to working closely with AirAsia X to ensure the success of this service into the future.”
AirAsia X was the first low cost carrier in the world to introduce flatbed seats, which have standard business class specifications of 20” width, 60” pitch and stretch out to 77” in full recline position.
They feature universal power sockets, adjustable headrests and built-in personal utilities such as tray table, drink holder, reading light and privacy screen.
Business Class guests also enjoy complimentary products and services including Pick A Seat, Priority Check-in, Priority Boarding, Priority Baggage, Baggage Allowance, Flight Change, Combo Meal and Premium Pillow & Duvet.
The Quiet Zone is another innovative product option available to guests on AirAsia’s A330-300 fleet.
The Quiet Zone has been reserved exclusively for guests aged above 12 and comprises the first seven economy class rows (row 7-14), immediately after the Premium cabin. The section also features ambient soft lighting for a more relaxing cabin atmosphere as well as early meal service.
AirAsia X, together with AirAsia, provides New Zealanders with low fares and connectivity to over 100 destinations across 22 countries.
AirAsia X was named the World’s Best Low Cost Airline Premium Seat and the World’s Best Low Cost Airline Premium Cabin titles at the 2015 Skytrax World Airline Awards. The AirAsia Group also received its seventh consecutive year title as the World’s Best and Asia’s Best Low Cost Airline at the awards.
For bookings or further information visit www.airasia.com Flights and fares are subject to availability.
Travellers can also log onto AirAsia’s one-stop travel portal at AirAsiaGo.com which offers more than 80,000 three-star, five-star and boutique hotels to choose from.
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*Flights from Gold Coast to Auckland will commence on 22 March 2016. Flights and fares are subject to availability. Booking period 13 January 2016 from 2.01am AEST – 24 January 2016, or until sold out. Travel period 22 March 2016 – 5 Feb 2017. Seats are limited and not available on all flights/days or at peak periods. Fares are for one-way travel, hand luggage only and fully inclusive of all taxes and charges. Fees apply for checked baggage. Business Class fares come with complimentary services as advertised on airasia.com. Lowest fares available online at airasia.com. No processing fees are applicable for online bookings made with PayPal. Next best possible fare available via phone with additional $25 service fee. All amounts are in Australian dollars unless stated otherwise. See airasia.com for full details and Conditions of Carriage. Flights subject to regulatory approval.