AirAsia X has received clearance from the Federal Aviation Authority (FAA) to fly to any destination in the United States, making its foray into an entirely new market as it looks beyond the Asia Pacific. The airline is the first Asian low-cost carrier to secure approval to operate scheduled passenger flights to the US.

AirAsia X is considering flights to several US states including Hawaii as part of its route expansion plans.

Insider sources reveal the airline is also looking to begin flying to London Gatwick from Kuala Lumpur and also Frankfurt from Bangkok.