AirAsia X launching services to Chengdu

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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.