AirAsia X will soon be flying over to American soil. The Malaysia low cost airline has announced that the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has granted certification allowing the airline to fly into the US.

According to Business Insider, AirAsia X is the very first Asian low-cost airline with authorization to operated into the US. For AirAsia X this is a huge step in the company making mark beyond Asia Pacific.

"AirAsia X met the requirements and we issued them the operation specifications last December 2,2016 to operate five Airbus A 330-343 aircraft." as reported by the Federal Aviation Administration. The airline will be delivering affordable international flights to customers using its fleet of Airbus A330 aircrafts. Both AirAsia and AirAsia X are owned by the Tune Group.

As for the destinations, AirAsia X will consider flights to different states within the United States and Hawaii. The airline however has not announced further details on its arrival in the US and what market will it target first during their operation.

For AirAsia, this is not their first trip outside the Asian region as it already has flights launched from Kuala Lumpur to London. Though it did not go to well because of the soaring prices of fuel in 2012. But lately, AirAsia X has been considering flights to London within the year using their Airbus A350 or Boeing 777-300ER aircraft as reported by CAPA.

Once AirAsia X lands in American soil, the airline will join the Norwegian Air and WOW Air as part of low-cost airlines to reach and operate in the US market. For awards, AirAsia X was ranked by Skytrax as the sixth best low-cost airline in the world for eight consecurive years. Want to know more about AirAsia X? Stay tuned to Travelers Today for the latest airline updates.