Asian budget carrier AirAsia announced its first-ever route to the United States on Friday. The airline will begin flying from Honolulu on June 28. AirAsia will offer non-stop flights from Honolulu to Osaka/Kansai, Japan, with continuing service to its main hub in Kuala Lumpur. IF If you’re traveling between Honolulu and Kuala Lumpur you will have a 2-hour stopover in Osaka.
The Malaysian low-cost carrier will offer very competitive prices. Introductory fares on the new route were on sale for as little as $99 one way to Japan and $149 to Malaysia, though regular fares will be higher. There’s still some promotional prices available, from Honolulu to Japan, for $129. Round-trip tickets will cost close to $400.
AirAsia Honolulu-Oaska-Kuala Lumpur service will operate four times a week on 377-seat Airbus A330-300 widebody jets. The planes include 12 lie-flat seats and 365 economy seats. Fares for the flatbed seats begin at $699 one way during the introductory period. A great price for those who prefer a more luxurious flights. This won’t be what you’d expect from business class on most airlines, but it’s still great value at that price. It comes with free pillow, blanket, meals and drinks.
You can book tickets now directly on their website. Flights depart Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays and Saturdays.