AirAsia X is the Malaysia-based budget airline carrier and is now eying to add the US Aloha State of Hawaii to its network. Such a Honolulu route would open up new ASEAN tourist markets for Hawaii. It would open tourism to Hawaii for the growing middle class in Asia as well. The airline has a good network in all ASEAN countries.
Besides Honolulu, Air Asia X is also aiming to restore flights to London, according to tweets received by the Air Asia CEO.
While details remain vague, flights to Hawaii depended on new more fuel-efficient plane deliveries. Chances are this route will likely be serviced from Japan, where AirAsia is set to start operating its joint-venture in the middle of next year.