AirAsia launches eXciting new services to New Zealand

first_imgOne of the world’s fastest growing budget airlines, AirAsia X, has secured new services between Kuala Lumpur and Christchurch. Air New Zealand Deputy Chief Executive Officer Norm Thompson congratulated Christchurch Mayor Bob Parker and Christchurch International Airport Ltd for securing the new carrier. “This is a really positive development for not only Christchurch but for the wider New Zealand economy” he said. According to Mr. Thompson, the new service is “a great example of the creation of a new complementary market to those already served by Air New Zealand and other existing carriers.” The introduction of this new service will increase market competition and “almost certainly stimulate a new wave of budget conscious travellers from Asia to New Zealand as well as from the other international ports AirAsia’s X services connect with in Kuala Lumpur” said Mr. Thompson. Mr. Thompson believes the development will benefit the already established South East Asian market and has the potential to create new tourism opportunities for New Zealand. Source = e-Travel Blackboard: P.Tlast_img