AirAsia launches 6 new Indian routes
Kuala Lumpur, January 26, 2010
AirAsia, a leading low-cost airline, will launch direct flights to six new routes in India, in the first quarter of 2010.
The new services to key metro cities include Chennai, Bangalore, Hyderabad, Mumbai and New Delhi from Kuala Lumpur and from Penang to Chennai.
AirAsia is the only airline from Malaysia which will be flying to Bangalore and Hyderabad from Kuala Lumpur and from Penang to Chennai.
The Chennai, Bangalore and Hyderabad sectors will be serviced by AirAsia’s A320 aircrafts, Mumbai and Delhi will be served by its long-haul affiliate, AirAsia X via its new Airbus A330 fleet.
AirAsia is the only airline which connects to the most points in India from Malaysia with a total of 148 flights weekly, said a statement.
This new development is subsequent to AirAsia’s success of Tiruchirapplalli, followed-by Kolkata, Kochi and Trivandrum recording an average of 80 per cent load factor on all their four existing routes.
To mark the opening for sale of these new routes, AirAsia is offering an all-in low fare from RM199 for the booking period from January 27 to 31.
Dato’ Sri Tony Fernandes, group CEO of AirAsia Berhad said, “AirAsia has well-arrived in the Indian market to change the very definition of low-cost airlines as the India market is booming.”
To add value, AirAsia, under GoHoliday at www.airasiago.com, also offers some great online hotel deals to stretch the dollar where guests can choose their holiday lodgings from over 50,000 hotels, tour packages and ground transfers.-TradeArabia News Service