AirAsia X: Service to Avalon has ‘undoubtedly provided’ significant boost to local economy

    AirAsia X CEO Benyamin Ismail stated (05-Dec-2019) “We have carried nearly half a million visitors from and to [Melbourne Avalon Airport] this year”. Mr Ismail added the service has “undoubtedly provided a significant boost to the local economy, generated additional jobs, and helped to lay the foundations for new business and trade opportunities in the region”. The carrier relocated its services from Melbourne Tullamarine Airport on 05-Dec-2018 to become the first international airline to operate at Avalon.