Kuala Lumpur – The long-haul low-cost unit of AirAsia Bhd., AirAsia X Bhd. has announced that they have plans to launch flights to Russia.
Tan Sri Tony Fernandes, the Chief Executive Officer of AirAsia Group announced via social media that he had met with Valentina Matvienko, Chairman of the Russian Federation Council at an interactive meeting and business luncheon.
In his Twitter account, Fernandes said: “Now meeting Russia Number 2 strong lady. AirAsia X will be flying to Russia soon.”
The meeting earlier this week was organised by the Asian Strategy & Leadership Institute (ASLI), Russian Embassy in Malaysia and Business Council For Cooperation with Malaysia. Also present were Second International Trade and Industry Datuk Seri Ong Ka Chuan, Asli CEO Tan Sri Dr Michael Yeoh and Business Council for Cooperation with Malaysia chairman Dr Vladimir Sautov.
Flights from Kuala Lumpur to Moscow at the moment takes an approximate 13 to 17 hours, depending on connection and layovers. A quick search on Fare Compare shows that the cheapest flights start from RM2,701 while the average fare is RM2,948.