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AirAsia expands India-Malaysia connectivity with Ahmedabad inaugural flight

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AirAsia inaugurates its Ahmedabad-Kuala Lumpur route, bolstering India-Malaysia air connectivity with affordable travel options for exploring cultural heritage and vibrant city life.

SEPANG, MALAYSIA – AirAsia welcomed its inaugural flight from Ahmedabad, India‘s first UNESCO World Heritage City, further enhancing its IndiaMalaysia air connectivity.

This new route, operating four times weekly, allows travellers to easily explore Ahmedabad’s rich cultural heritage and Kuala Lumpur’s vibrant city life at affordable prices. Guests onboard inaugural flight (AK90) with a 100% load factor received a warm welcome from Deputy Director South Asia Unit of Tourism Malaysia, En. Solehuddin Ahmad, representing the Director General of Tourism Malaysia, as well as AirAsia Allstars.

Deputy Director South Asia Unit of Tourism Malaysia, En. Solehuddin Ahmad said: “We wholeheartedly commend AirAsia for their continuous efforts in further expanding air connectivity between our two nations, now with 15 and counting direct routes from India. With this new route and AirAsia’s great value fares, more travellers can visit our beautiful country affordably be it for leisure or business. This is also a much-welcomed initiative following the government’s recent announcement of visa-free entry for nationals of India to Malaysia.”

Group Chief Commercial Officer of AirAsia, Paul Carroll said: “This marks a significant step in our ever-evolving journey to cement our foothold in India, one of our biggest and fastest-growing markets. We also hope that this connectivity will allow more travellers from India to explore the region beyond Malaysia thanks to our seamless Fly-Through options. We look forward to kickstarting more routes, and creating more memorable travel experiences for our trusted guests.”

AirAsia now operates a robust network servicing 15 international routes directly from India to Malaysia with 78 flights weekly on short-haul airline AirAsia Malaysia (flight code AK), from the cities of Trivandrum, Chennai, Tiruchirappalli, Kochi, Hyderabad, Bengaluru, Kolkata, Ahmedabad, Jaipur, Visakhapatnam, Bhubaneswar (flights to commence on 28 May 2024) as well as Kozhikode and Guwahati (flights to commence on 1 Aug 2024). Medium haul affiliate airline AirAsia X Malaysia (flight code D7) also provides two direct routes from New Delhi and Amritsar to Kuala Lumpur with 8 flights weekly. The continued growth in AirAsia services to and from India ensures a comprehensive and seamless travel experience for guests across India and beyond, connecting them to over 130 destinations on the widest low-cost network in Asia.

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