Capital A’s long-haul budget airline, AirAsia X, will resume flights to London a decade after suspending them as the airline rebuilds its route map after restructuring during the pandemic.

The Kuala Lumpur-based carrier will begin flights to London, as well as Dubai and Istanbul, later this year without specifying a date, it said Wednesday. In addition, AirAsia X will resume its sole U.S. route — to Honolulu from Osaka — on October 3 after a more than two-year hiatus.


“We are back, better and stronger than ever. We have spent the downtime in flying reviewing every aspect of the operation to deliver even greater value and choice for medium and long haul travel,” AirAsia X CEO Benyamin Ismail said.

“Today’s announcement of the resumption of four routes to Japan and Hawaii and to launch flights to London, Istanbul and Dubai is just the beginning. We have many more destinations in the pipeline which we will announce soon, to meet strong pent up demand,” Ismail added.

AirAsia X last served London, via the city’s Gatwick airport, in 2012, according to Cirium schedules.

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