Local Govt | National News Video | Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Search


Airasia X Adds Four New Fly-Thru Destinations from Chch

Airasia X Adds Four New Fly-Thru Destinations from Christchurch, New Zealand to Hong Kong, Macau, Phuket and Ho Chi Minh City

CHRISTCHURCH, 1 AUGUST 2011 – AirAsia X has added four new destinations to its popular Fly-Thru services from Christchurch, which allow guests to book a connecting fare on the airline group’s extensive network and enjoy the convenience of a single check-in, baggage transfer, and without a need for a transit visa at Kuala Lumpur.

The four new Fly-Thru destinations available for immediate bookings are Christchurch to Hong Kong, Macau, Phuket and Ho Chi Minh City in Vietnam. The new destinations bring the total number of Fly-Thru destinations from New Zealand to sixteen, which includes London, Paris, Bangkok, Chengdu, Mumbai, New Delhi, Singapore, Taipei and Bali.

New Zealand guests travelling on Fly-Thru will fly to Kuala Lumpur with the group’s long-haul airline, AirAsia X and connect onwards to AirAsia X long-haul destinations to China, Europe, India, and Taiwan or connect onwards to AirAsia’s short-haul destinations within South-East Asia to countries like Vietnam, Thailand and Indonesia.

AirAsia X CEO Azran Osman-Rani said the airline was able to offer Fly-Thru services where forward flights have a connecting time of between 90 minutes and six hours.

“These fares are very convenient for our guests because they can connect to their next flight without the need for immigration clearance or a transit visa in Malaysia. The service also eliminates the need to re-check luggage when connecting to the next flight to the final destination.”

Azran said the airline’s Fly-Thru service allowed it to offer fast and convenient connections to New Zealand guests.

“We’re pleased to be adding to our available Fly-Thru connections and will continue to review our network to see where we can add even more options in the future.”

For a complete list of routes where Fly-Thru is available, please visit www.airasia.com.


© Scoop Media

Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Regional Headlines

Gordon Campbell: On The Erebus Memorial In Parnell

Social media can be a wonderful tool for bringing people together in a common cause. It can also be a seedbed and spreader of mis-information on a community-wide scale. To which category do the protests against the siting of an Erebus memorial (to the 257 New Zealanders who died in that tragedy) in a secluded corner of a Parnell park happen to belong? IMO, it is clearly the latter, and the reasons for thinking so are explained below... More>>


National: Proposed Hate Speech Laws A Step Too Far

Reports of the Government’s proposed new hate speech laws go a step too far and risk sacrificing the freedoms New Zealanders enjoy, National’s Justice spokesperson Simon Bridges says. “The reforms are supposedly including protections to every ... More>>


Agriculture: Government To Phase Out Live Exports By Sea

The Government has announced that the export of livestock by sea will cease following a transition period of up to two years, said Agriculture Minister Damien O’Connor. “At the heart of our decision is upholding New Zealand’s reputation for high ... More>>


Norman Gemmell: New Zealand’s New Housing Policy Is Really Just A New Tax Package — And It’s A Shambles

Norman Gemmell , Te Herenga Waka — Victoria University of Wellington Economists like to talk about “optimal policy instruments” — essentially, policies that achieve their objectives more effectively or efficiently than the alternatives, and ... More>>

Claire Breen: ACC’s Policy Of Not Covering Birth Injuries Is One More Sign The System Is Overdue For Reform

Claire Breen , University of Waikato Recent media coverage of women not being able to get treatment for birth injuries highlights yet another example of gender bias in healthcare in New Zealand. More>>

Police: Police Accept Findings Of IPCA Report Into Photographs Taken At Checkpoint

Police accept the findings of a report by the Independent Police Conduct Authority (IPCA) relating to photographs taken at a checkpoint in Northland. On November 16, 2019, Police set up a checkpoint down the road from a fight night event in Ruakaka ... More>>


Health: Drug-Testing Law To Be Made Permanent

Interim legislation that is already proving to keep people safer from drugs will be made permanent, Health Minister Andrew Little says. More>>




InfoPages News Channels