AirAsia X inaugural flight marks successful maiden entry into US

Flight D7 001 from long-haul low-cost carrier AirAsia X landed at Honolulu International Airport on June 28, marking the airline´s first foray into the US, AirAsia said.

The four times weekly route departed from Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia for Honolulu, Hawaii via Osaka, Japan.

The successful inaugural flight was followed by a celebration and press conference event at the Royal Hawaiian Hotel.

AirAsia X is the long-haul, low-cost affiliate carrier of the AirAsia Group that serves 24 destinations across Asia, Australia, New Zealand and the Middle East. AirAsia X operates a core fleet of 30 A330-300s with a seat configuration of 12 Premium Flatbeds and 365 economy seats.

The airline has carried over 19 million guests since commencing operations in 2007. AirAsia X was awarded the World´s Best Low-Cost Airline Premium Cabin and Best Low-Cost Airline Premium Seat at the annual Skytrax World Airline Awards for five consecutive years from 2013 to 2017.