Malaysian long-haul low-cost carrier AirAsia X has won the rights awarded by the Malaysian Aviation Commission (MAVCOM) to launch three new services to China from its base at Kuala Lumpur in the first quarter of 2019.
MAVCOM states that AirAsia X was cleared to operate flights to Guiyang, Dalian and Lanzhou. It also granted Malindo Air rights to fly the Kuala Lumpur-Manila route.
Meanwhile, short-haul sister carrier AirAsia was awarded additional traffic rights for six routes, five of which are domestic services. Malaysia Airlines was also awarded an additional weekly frequency on Kuala Lumpur-Kathmandu route.
Additionally, AirAsia X and Malindo Air returned traffic rights back to the regulator. Malindo returned its China traffic rights, while AirAsia X returned rights to operate Kuala Lumpur-Tokyo Narita service.