AirAsia X handles 2.8m pax in 10 years on Perth service

    AirAsia X handled (02-Nov-2018) nearly 2.8 million passengers on Kuala Lumpur-Perth service since launching the route in 2008, according to Perth Airport. Malaysia is Perth Airport’s second largest visitor market after the UK. Perth received 103,900 Malaysian visitors in 2017, who contributed more than AUD218 million (USD157 million) to Western Australia’s economy. Low cost carriers’ share of international seats in the Perth market increased from 4% in 2008 to more than 25% in 2018.