AirAsia X gets license to fly to US

Jan 30, 2017


AirAsia X has obtained a license from the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) to fly to the United States, AirAsia X CEO Kamarudin Meranun has said.

With this achievement, AirAsia X becomes the first Asian budget airline to hold a license to fly to the US, said Kamarudin.

“It is an extraordinary achievement. Our expansion so far only focused on Asia, Australia and the Middle East. We are in high spirits to expand farther than just the Asia-Pacific,” he said as reported by on Monday.

With such a license, AirAsia X planes would be able to fly to any place in the country, said Kamarudin, adding that his company also planned to restart its flights to London and the relevant licenses were being arranged.

The AirAsia Group has 120 flight destinations in the Asia-Pacific, including 60 routes within Asean countries. –The Jakarta Post