AirAsia X will touch down at London Gatwick airport for the first time today, having moved its UK base from London Stansted. The inaugural flight from Kuala Lumpur will arrive at Gatwick at 1555 local time today.
The long-haul low-cost carrier said the decision to switch to Gatwick Airport – the UK’s second largest airport – would provide passengers with more connectivity options, either by air or local transport.
“From our first flight into London back in March 2009 ’til today, we are strong supporters of our Kuala Lumpur-London route and are always looking for ways to improve ourselves to increase passenger traffic in and out of London. With that being said, we believe that our move into Gatwick Airport will help this route grow as we are now providing guests with greater choices for connectivity such as better and faster rail and bus connections into London, Europe and beyond via Gatwick Airport,” said AirAsia X’s Head of Commercial, Darren Wright.
AirAsia X will initially offer three weekly flights on the KL-Gatwick route, rising to five or six per week for the December-March peak season.