Air­line ser­vice brings X fac­tor

Central Otago Mirror - - NEWS -

Des­ti­na­tion Queen­stown is wel­com­ing news that one of the world’s fastest grow­ing bud­get air­line car­ri­ers, Air Asia X, will fly di­rect be­tween Kuala Lumpur and Christchurch. Chief ex­ec­u­tive Tony Everitt said it’s a huge achieve­ment for Christchurch and New Zealand and also pro­vided some ex­cit­ing pos­si­bil­i­ties for Queen­stown. ‘‘The new ser­vices will re­ally help the South Is­land de­velop its po­si­tion in emerg­ing Asian mar­kets such as In­dia and China.’’ Hav­ing re­cently re­turned from a travel trade event in Singapore, Mr Everitt said Asian economies were per­form­ing strongly and there was in­ter­est in de­vel­op­ing more tours to New Zealand and, more specif­i­cally, to the South Is­land.

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