Photo: AirAsia X
Photo: AirAsia X

Would you pay more for your flight just for the guarantee that there would be no crying babies nearby? If you fly AirAsia X across China, Taiwan, Japan, Korea, Australia and Nepal, you can.

AirAsia X, the long-haul affiliate of AirAsia, has officially taken off with the "Quiet Zone". Sited immediately after Premium Economy, the first seven economy class rows (row 7-14) are now exclusively for passengers over the age of 12.

The new Quiet Zone cabin features a new ambiance with soft lighting, offering a more relaxing cabin atmosphere, which will ensure a more pleasant journey for guests.

AirAsia X's Chief Executive Officer, Azran Osman-Rani said, "This product enhancement allows our guests to have a more pleasant and peaceful journey with minimal noise and less disturbance. A heavenly package for those who want peace of mind."

Azran added that "the airline is not banning kids from travelling, but instead, is enhancing the array of product offerings on board to suit its guests individual needs and preferences. We also offer three infant bassinets in the other two larger economy cabin sections to cater for families with young children. Hence, offering a fair choice for our guests."

AirAsia X isn't the first airline to offer the child-free cabin, with Malaysia Airlines rolling out a similar 'baby-free' cabin on their Airbus A380 Upper Deck last year.

What do you think of the new Quiet Zone?

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