AirAsia X (AAX) has announced a significant milestone with the launch of a direct flight route from Nairobi, Kenya, to Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

This new route, commencing on November 15, 2024, marks AAX as the first low-cost carrier in Malaysia to offer direct connectivity to Nairobi.

This expansion into East Africa follows the recent recognition of AirAsia as the World’s Best Low-Cost Airline and the Best Low-Cost Airline in Asia for the 15th consecutive year by Skytrax World Airline Awards 2024.

The new route aims to ease travel between Kenya and Malaysia, enhancing trade, tourism, and business opportunities.

Kenyan citizens can enjoy visa-free travel to Malaysia, the Philippines, and Singapore, with a visa-on-arrival in Indonesia, making the journey even more convenient.

Ekitela Moru, The High Commissioner-Designate of Kenya to Malaysia, expressed enthusiasm for the new route, highlighting the potential for enhanced trade, investment, and tourism between the two countries.

Tony Fernandes, CEO of Capital A, and Benyamin Ismail, CEO of AirAsia X, also emphasized the importance of this route in solidifying AAX’s commitment to affordable travel and global connectivity, projecting an annual passenger load of over 156,000 travelers on this route.

AirAsia X is offering promotional fares starting from Ksh.18,899 (USD 135) for economy seats and Ksh.69,699 (USD 499) for premium flatbeds, available for booking through the AirAsia MOVE app until July 14, 2024, for travel between November 15, 2024, and October 8, 2025.

This new route opens up numerous travel possibilities, allowing passengers to explore diverse destinations across Asia and the Pacific, contributing to cultural and economic exchanges between Kenya and Malaysia

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