AIRASIA X will launch new routes from Kuala Lumpur and Bangkok to Tehran starting next month.
Flights to the Iranian capital from klia2 and Don Mueang International Airport will be operated thrice-weekly, with commencement on June 21 and 22 respectively.
Nadda Buranasiri, CEO, Thai AirAsia X (fourth from left); Kamarudin Meranun, Group CEO, AirAsia X (centre); and Benyamin Ismail, CEO, AirAsia X Berhad (fourth from right)
“The recent lifting of sanctions opens up exciting new prospects for Iran as a tourist destination,” said Benyamin Ismail, CEO of AirAsia X.
“We believe that the revival of direct flights to Tehran from Kuala Lumpur is timely and we foresee that our direct flights from both ASEAN cities of Kuala Lumpur and Bangkok can improve bilateral relations while encouraging trade and tourism activities between the cities.”
To celebrate the launch, promotional fares are now being offered starting from 299 ringgit (US$74) one-way on Economy and from 999 ringgit one-way on the Premium Flatbeds for flights departing from Kuala Lumpur.
Meanwhile, Thai AirAsia X offers fares starting from 2,990 baht (US$84) one-way on Economy and from 9,900 baht one-way on the Premium Flatbeds for flights departing from Bangkok.
Promotional fares are available for booking online from now until May 29 for travel from flight commencement until May 22, 2017.