AirAsia X, the long-haul arm of Malaysia-based budget carrier AirAsia, is to ban young children from sitting in the first seven rows of its economy-class section to create a "quiet zone".
The first seven rows on AirAsia X flights will be restricted to passengers aged 12 and above from February next year.
Charges will apply for choosing a seat in the quiet zone.
"We know that sometimes all you need is some peace and quiet for a more pleasant journey with us," the low-cost carrier said on its website.
Malaysia Airlines in June last year banned infants from first class cabins in its Airbus A380 superjumbos, saying it had received numerous complaints from premium passengers about noisy infants.
by Ian Jarrett, Editor TravelMole Asia Pacific
Thursday, September 27, 2012