Malaysian carrier AirAsia X, which began service to Hawaii in June, is increasing flights between Honolulu and Kuala Lumpur — with a layover in Osaka, Japan — in response to overwhelming demand.
The low-cost, long-haul airline said Tuesday it will boost the frequency of its flights to daily service from four days a week beginning Aug. 16.
“We’ve been thrilled with early demand for our service which we launched to Honolulu for the first time last year,” said Barry Klipp, head of commercial for AirAsia X Group. “Our great value fares have stimulated demand for Hawaii residents to go on vacation in Japan, Malaysia, Thailand and other Southeast Asian countries.”
Passengers passing through in Osaka do not require a Japanese visa during the two-hour stopover and can return to their seats on the flight after clearing security with any carry-on luggage or belongings.