AirAsia X has officially applied with the US Department of Transportation for a permit as well as route authority to operate Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia (KUL) to Honolulu (HNL) via Osaka, Japan (KIX). The proposed start date would be November 2015 with 4x weekly service aboard a two class A330-300 (Business and Economy). The DOT is currently reviewing the application and should have a response sometime in the next few months.
AirAsia X does not currently fly any US routes. It’s the long-haul, low-cost affiliate carrier of the AirAsia Group that currently flies to destinations in the Asia Pacific region. The airline currently serves 19 destinations across Asia (Nagoya, Tokyo, Osaka, Seoul, Busan, Taipei, Xian, Beijing, Hangzhou, Chengdu, Shanghai, Colombo and Kathmandu), Australia (Sydney, Melbourne, Perth, Adelaide and Gold Coast) and the Middle East (Jeddah). AirAsia X operates a core fleet of 19 A330-300s, each with a seat configuration of 12 Flatbed business seats and 365 Economy seats.