KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia -� AirAsia X made its maiden entry to the South Korean island of Jeju yesterday following the successful landing of flight D7 501 on Airbus A330-300 at Jeju International Airport.

The low-cost carrier became the only airline with direct connections between Kuala Lumpur and Jeju, after Seoul (Incheon) and Busan, it said in a statement.

The four times weekly service between Kuala Lumpur and Jeju would further expand the airline’s network in North Asia and make it the only airline operating direct non-stop services between the two cities.

This latest route would also strengthen the AirAsia and AirAsia X Group’s position in the South Korea market by having a total of 75 weekly flights and 1,183,468 capacity a year for one way flight.

AirAsia X Malaysia Chairman Rafidah Aziz said the direct flight from Kuala Lumpur to Jeju had the potential of generating a capacity of over 156,000 a year between Kuala Lumpur and Jeju.

“Guests can also save a great deal of hassle for domestic transit.

South Korea is fast becoming an important market to us and we are very grateful for the tremendous support from the governments and relevant authorities for making this new exclusive route possible, she added.

In conjunction with the launch of the latest destination, AirAsia X is offering promotional all-in-fares from RM249 (inclusive of taxes and fees) one-way on standard seats and from today until Dec 19, 2017 for travel between Dec 16, 2017 and Oct 27,2018.

The award winning premium flatbed is also available for booking at promotional all-in-fares from RM799.