Move to Avalon Airport will result in lower fares: AirAsia X CEO

12 February, 2018

AirAsia X CEO Benyamin Ismail said moving from Melbourne Tullamarine Airport to Melbourne Avalon Airport will enable a reduction in airfares, stating: "We are going to put all the savings of operating out of Avalon back into reducing fares" (The West Australian, 10-Feb-2018). He added: "It will stimulate the market and promote the Geelong region". As previously reported by CAPA, AirAsia X will transfer Kuala Lumpur-Melbourne service to Avalon in 2018 as part of a 10 year agreement with Avalon Airport.