AirAsia X has celebrated the first anniversary of its launch of cheap flights to Kuala Lumpur from Stansted Airport.
More than 221,000 passengers travelled on the route to the Malaysian capital from the UK’s third busiest airport during its first year of operation.
Nick Barton, Stansted’s commercial and development director, congratulated Air Asia X on a "fantastic first year".
"As we anticipated, the Stansted-Kuala Lumpur service has proved to be extremely popular with passengers both in the UK and across Asia," he commented.
"They have helped revolutionise long-haul travel and we are very proud to have them with us here at Stansted."
Mr Barton went on to say that he was looking forward to the Asian low-cost airline further developing its services from London’s third airport.
AirAsia X also said that cheap flights to Bangkok are particularly popular among Brits in addition to routes to Bali, Phuket, Hong Kong and Singapore.
Meanwhile, easyJet is introducing cheap flights to Bodrum and Dalaman in Turkey and Dubrovnik and Split in Croatia from Stansted this spring.