AirAsia this week announced six new direct services to India, signalling an intensified focus on the region from its base in Kuala Lumpur after the two countries strengthened bilateral ties.
Kuala Lumpur will receive five new direct services, namely Chennai, Bangalore, Hyderabad, Mumbai and New Delhi, while Penang will also see a direct route to Chennai.
“We are proud to position Kuala Lumpur as the gateway to India and at the same time it is India’s gateway to ASEAN,” said Tony Fernandes, AirAsia CEO.
“This is also a timely effort in response to our Prime’s Minister’s call on strengthening Malaysia–India bilateral relations.”
Air Asia says that the Chennai, Bangalore and Hyderabad sectors will be serviced by A320 aircraft, while Mumbai and Delhi will be served by its long-haul affiliate, AirAsia X with its Airbus A330s.
All services, with the exception of Kuala Lumpur–Mumbai, will be daily services. Kuala Lumpur–Mumbai will be operated four times a week on Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday.
Source = e-Travel Blackboard: W.X