AirAsia X launches Honolulu flights with discounted fares

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The budget long-haul carrier is set to fly to its first US destination when its Hawaii service starts later this year.

AirAsia X will fly to the US from June with the launch of its new flights to Hawaii.

The long-haul budget carrier will operate a four-times weekly service from Kuala Lumpur to Honolulu via Osaka in Japan from June 28. 

Australian travellers can connect to the Honolulu service via direct flights from Perth (14 flights a week), Melbourne (18 a week), Sydney (17) and the Gold Coast (11). 

The outbound flight will depart from KL on Mondays, Wednesdays, Friday and Saturdays at 2pm, arriving in Osaka at 9.25pm before departing again two hours later, arriving in Hawaii at 12.30pm the following day.

Heading back from Hawaii, flights will depart on Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays and Saturdays at 4pm, arriving in Osaka at 8.30pm and departing again at 10pm for a 4am arrival in KL. 

Guests transiting in Osaka will be able to return to their seats on the flight after clearing security with their carry-on luggage. 

There's also a Multi-City option, which allows travellers to spend a few days in Osaka before travelling on to Hawaii. 

To celebrate the launch, AirAsia X is offering fares from Kuala Lumpur to Honolulu from $156 one way, and from $849 for a premium flatbed seat. The sale fares are available until Febrary 26 and are valid for travel from June 28 to February 6.

Picture at top: Waikiki, Honolulu. Picture by Hawaii Tourism Authority/Dana Edmunds.

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