AirAsia X flies to Maldives and Sri Lanka

AirAsia X flights to Male, Maldives 28th September 2013

AirAsia X flies to Maldives and Sri Lanka

The news that many have been waiting for has arrived. Longhaul budget carrier AirAsia X has added two new destinations where honeymooners, divers or sun seekers have dreamed of going to. Maldives is one of the top island destinations in the world and prior to this, Malaysian would pay premium prices just to get here. As the only carrier from Kuala Lumpur was Malaysia Airlines, now AirAsia X has stepped up the game by offering attractive prices from as low as MYR399* on Economy and MYR959* on Premium to Male from Kuala Lumpur. These are one way prices. 

For AirAsia X flights to Colombo, Sri Lanka,  the airline is offering hot deals from as low as MYR219* on Economy and MYR959* on Premium for one way. Azran Osman-Rani, CEO of AirAsia X said, “We are excited to announce our latest route to Colombo as well as to the capital city of Maldives that is Male. Our guests may now fly to Sri Lanka to take in the rich flavours and cultures that Colombo has to offer, and also to Maldives for a quick scenic and relaxing getaway. Both places have their very own unique charm and we are pleased to offer our guests more destination choices for their travel and holiday getaways.”

Air Asia X Maldives Flights
Maldives, a romantic destination - Image from Maldives Tourism
“What’s unique about this new route is that, guests may opt to hop on our flights to Sri Lanka, or continue on to Maldives or fly direct to Maldives and vice versa from the Kuala Lumpur hub. With greater connectivity, more of our guests would be able to experience the crystalline blue waters of Male and experience the natural beauty of lush greens in Colombo and its surrounding regions. We are confident that these two new routes will stimulate new travel demand and boost tourism and business potential for us and the two countries.” concluded Azran.

Below are the schedules for the AirAsia X Flights to Maldives and Colombo;

Summer Schedule 2013 Effective 28 September Onwards
Flights From
Departure/ Arrival
Flight No.
Frequency
Kuala Lumpur to Male
11:20/ 12:25am
D7 184
2,5
Male  to Colombo
13:40 / 15:40
D7 185
2,5
Colombo to Kuala Lumpur
16:55/22:45
D7 185
2,5
Days: 2-Tuesday, 4- Thursday, 5- Friday, 7- Sunday

Flights From
Departure/ Arrival
Flight No.
Frequency
Kuala Lumpur to Colombo
09:20/ 10:10
D7 180
4,7
Colombo to Male
11:25 / 12:25
D7 181
4,7
Male to Kuala Lumpur
13:40/21:00
D7 181
4,7
Days: 2-Tuesday, 4- Thursday, 5- Friday, 7- Sunday

Stilt Fishing in Sri Lanka - Image from Sri Lanka Tourism
Sri Lanka which was once being colonized by the Portuguese, Dutch and British, has the advantage of offering a diversity of culture on a single island. Famed for its natural beauty, the island is famously known as the pearl of the Indian Ocean. Being a tropical country, it makes for a perfect holiday destination all year around. The climate is tropical and warm, due to the moderating effects of ocean winds. Colombo, located on the west cost of the island, is the largest city and the commercial, industrial and cultural capital of Sri Lanka. 

The tiny island is also home to the first known Buddhist composed writings. Sri Lanka has declared 24 wildlife reserves, which are home to a wide range of native species. Visitors are spoiled for choice when visiting this island with the option to scuba dive, visit an elephant orphanage and a lagoon of singing fish, or explore a variety of jungle sites, shrines and temples. Situated just 20 miles off India, the island formerly known as Ceylon is home to six world heritage sites.

AirAsia X Maldives
Maldives - Image from Maldives Tourism
Maldives is also one of the top destinations in the world for scuba diving as many divers from Malaysia dream of going there to do their live on board or LOB diving in Maldives. Dive spots in Maldives offer over 700 species of marine fish as the corals life here is rich. Sightings of Manta Rays, Whale Sharks and the common sharks are also very popular, especially for underwater photographers. With this new route from AirAsia X to Maldives, it is now possible to get cheaper  diving packages in Maldives. 

For the lovers, there are endless choices of honeymoon packages and resorts that cater to this. Choices include private water villas to beautiful garden villas on individual islands. The world famous Club Med is also one of the cheaper alternatives for a romantic holiday in Maldives. There you go, now Malaysians have the opportunity to visit one of the most beautiful and romantic destinations on earth where this 28th September 2013, AirAsia X flies to Maldives and Sri Lanka.

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