AirAsia X will add frequencies on its Kuala Lumpur to Melbourne, Sydney and Perth routes after receiving additional rights from a revised bilateral agreement between Australia and Malaysia.
The airline will operate twice daily services to Melbourne from 1 October, up from 12 per week. From 25 November, the carrier will commence twice daily services to Perth and Sydney, up from nine and 12 times weekly respectively.
"The Sydney, Melbourne and Perth to Kuala Lumpur routes have performed extremely well and the new double daily services will help meet increasing demand," says AirAsia X chief executive Azran Osman-Rani.
AirAsia X also recently announced that it would launch services to Adelaide from 31 October, and will also add frequencies to the Gold Coast to take it up to daily services.
The airline adds that it expects to become the fourth largest foreign carrier to serve Australia by the end of the year as it has "allocated additional capacity for the remainder of the year to the market."
Flightglobal's Ascend Online database shows that AirAsia X will take delivery of an additional Airbus A330-300 in December to bring its fleet to 15 A330s and two A340-300s.