Air Asia X recently received permission to fly to the USA after a two year long negotiation with the FAA. And it turns out they won’t add any more flights to their USA network apart from Hawaii.
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AirAsiaX is coming back into Mumbai after a 5 year hiatus, launching a flight to Bali from here as their first one. This would provide direct connectivity between Mumbai and Bali, which is great for the virgin sector!
Just while I was trying to get over the loss of American Airlines ORD-DEL, the bad news seems to be just starting to roll in. Just today, Air Asia X, the long haul carrier of the low-cost Air Asia group, decided to pull out of India and Europe. Air Asia used to operate an A330 service to Mumbai and Delhi from Kuala Lampur, and an A340 service to Paris and London. They recently scaled down these services in the Winter 2011 schedule. Now, with effect from February 1, 2012 Air Asia X will stop flying to Mumbai, and from March 23, 2012, the Delhi service will stop. Why? Its the economy, and the high fuel prices, and the low tourism industry,…