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Wednesday, 22nd September 2010
In Japan Travel News,

Budget airline offers Japan flight

AirAsia X has revealed it plans to offer a direct route from Kuala Lumpur to Tokyo by the end of the year.

The low-cost carrier is set to introduce three flights a week from the Malaysian capital to Haneda airport. AirAsia X was created in 2001 and now offers flights to more than 20 countries.

AirAsia X's chief executive officer Azran Osman-Rani believes the introduction of budget services could help increase the attraction of Japan and plans to increase the company's presence in the country.

He explained: "As far as other airports in Japan, yes, we remain very interested. We could operate at least three different airports over a couple of years."

The airline is also researching the possibility of introducing budget flights to Australia and China plus some European and Middle East destinations.

All Nippon Airways recently announced plans to create a low-cost operation in 2011 that will offer both international and domestic routes from Kansai International Airport.

Written by Susan Ballion.

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