Air Asia is adding more flights to the Maldives using its long-haul affiliate Air Asia X starting February 6.

In a statement, Air Asia X will be increasing the weekly number of flights and seats on the Kuala Lumpur-Maldives route, adding 130% seat capacity. It is upping the frequency of flights a week from 3 to 7. Overall, the Air Asia group will operate a total of 14 weekly flights a week.

Air Asia X Head of Commercial Barry Klipp said that the route has seen demand rise, prompting the airline to upgrade its services.  

“Despite this increased capacity, we continue to see robust demand from our wide network and we hope that with this additional service offering with a larger capacity on our A330 aircraft, we will be able to capture this demand and further build our market dominance in the Maldives,” he said.