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AirAsia launches new direct flight from Thiruvananthapuram to Kuala Lumpur

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(From left) Kesavan Sivanandam, Chief Airport & Customer Experience Officer at AirAsia, Datuk Captain Chester Voo, Deputy Group Chief Executive Officer (Airline Operations) of AirAsia Aviation Group, YB Dato Sri Tiong King Sing, Minister of Tourism, Arts & Culture Malaysia, Bo Lingam, Group CEO of AirAsia Aviation Group at the welcoming ceremony in Kuala Lumpur International Airport (Terminal 2).

AirAsia expands its India-Malaysia routes, introducing a direct flight from Thiruvananthapuram to Kuala Lumpur, enhancing connectivity and cultural exchange.

SEPANG, MALAYSIA – Continuing the expansion of its IndiaMalaysia air connectivity, AirAsia welcomed the first flight from the southern city of Thiruvananthapuram – making this the airline’s second direct route to the state of Kerala after Kochi.

This new route operates with a frequency of four times weekly,  offering travellers increased options to explore the rich cultural heritage and natural beauty of Kerala via its capital city Thiruvananthapuram, often dubbed ‘God’s Own Country’. The enchanting Thiruvananthapuram is home to numerous architectural marvels, traditional mouth-watering Kerala cuisine, pristine beaches, quaint markets and much more.

To celebrate this milestone, guests onboard flight AK8 were given a hearty welcome by the Minister of Tourism, Arts & Culture, YB Dato Sri Tiong King Sing as well as Bo Lingam, Group CEO of AirAsia Aviation Group Limited. Excited guests received exclusive AirAsia goodie bags and were only too thrilled to pose for photo-ops with the guests of honour.

Minister of Tourism, Arts & Culture Malaysia, YB Dato Sri Tiong King Sing said: “We applaud AirAsia for their continuous efforts in expanding air connectivity between Malaysia and India, enabling more travellers to visit our beautiful homeland, particularly after the government’s recent announcement of visa-free entry for nationals of India to Malaysia. Kudos, team! Here’s to more to come”

Bo Lingam, Group CEO of AirAsia Aviation Group Limited said: “We’re delighted that our Trivandrum to Kuala Lumpur route took its first flight last night, and are excited to welcome so many eager guests onboard the inaugural flight from this stunning city. Over the last 15 years, AirAsia has drastically revolutionised the travel landscape in India and connected millions of travellers to Malaysia and beyond affordably. We look forward to launching more unique routes, and creating more unforgettable travel experiences for our trusted guests.”

AirAsia now operates a strong network servicing 10 international routes directly from India to Malaysia with 56 flights weekly on short-haul airline AirAsia Malaysia  (flight code AK), from the cities of Trivandrum, Chennai, Tiruchirappalli, Kochi, Hyderabad, Bengaluru, Kolkata, Ahmedabad, Jaipur and Visakhapatnam. 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 India ensures a comprehensive and seamless travel experience for AirAsia’s guests across India to the widest low-cost network in Asia.

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