Malaysian carrier AirAsia X is launching services to Chengdu in southwest China and plans to have some of its Abu Dhabi services go onto London Stansted.
A five-times weekly AirAsia X Kuala Lumpur-Chengdu service will be starting on 22 October using Airbus A330s, says an AirAsia X spokesman.
According to Innovata no airlines currently operate on the Kuala Lumpur-Chengdu route.
He also says some of the Airbus A340 Kuala Lumpur-Abu Dhabi services the carrier will be launching on 23 November will go onto London Stansted.
AirAsia X already operates to London Stansted non-stop using A340s but the change means in future it will have a mix of non-stop and one-stop services to London Stansted.