Speaking at the launch of the new premium class seating, Stansted Airport's Commercial and Development Director, Nick Barton, commented: "Stansted is at the heart of low-cost air travel in Europe and we're delighted to be part of this exciting development in long-haul, low-cost, premium flatbed seating.
"AirAsia X is revolutionising air travel connections between Europe, Asia and beyond. A recent survey of passengers departing Stansted showed that two thirds of travellers were connecting on flights from Kuala Lumpur, with over 90% booked on AirAsia's network to destinations including Melbourne, Perth, Singapore and Hong Kong.
"The new premium cabin is an exciting development for long-haul business class passengers, and we look forward to supporting AirAsia X as they continue to develop their services here at Stansted."
AirAsia X CEO Azran Osman-Rani said: “As frequent flyers ourselves, we understand the great need for comfort especially for long-haul flights.
“AirAsia X is currently flying from Stansted to Kuala Lumpur and on to long-haul destinations in Australia, China, and India in addition to the short-haul destinations available across the Asia Pacific network and beyond. Both business and leisure travellers can now enjoy greater low-fare connectivity than ever before whilst treating themselves to the luxury and comfort of our new Premium FlatBed seats.
"AirAsia X routes have seen encouraging feedback on the new seats; from our Australian cousins who like a bit of lay flat luxury to our friends in India, China and further afield enjoying the low cost option of flying flat compared to the legacy carriers.”
For further information on AirAsia's new premium cabin, flight schedules and reservations, visit www.airasia.com.