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AirAsia further expands connectivity to Kuala Lumpur, resuming direct flights from Visakhapatnam

INDIA, 5 February 2024 ‒ AirAsia continues to expand its vast network from India to Malaysia, announcing the long-awaited resumption of flights from Visakhapatnam to the bustling Kuala Lumpur, as the only airline in Malaysia with direct connectivity between the two cities.

Commencing 26 April 2024, AirAsia will operate three times weekly flights from Visakhapatnam in the Bay of Bengal to Malaysia’s capital city, Kuala Lumpur. A city that needs no introduction, Kuala Lumpur is the jewel of Southeast Asia, home to ‘Merdeka Tower 118’, the world’s second tallest tower, a melting pot of vibrant cultures and some of the world’s oldest rainforests. For food enthusiasts, Kuala Lumpur is a paradise to indulge your taste buds in a culinary journey that spans Malay, Chinese, and Indian cuisines. Tourists from near and far also often flock to the city to pay a visit to the iconic ‘Batu Caves’, an awe-inspiring limestone hill featuring a series of caves and cave temples, adorned with intricate Hindu sculptures and shrines.

To mark the resumption of this brand new route, flights to Kuala Lumpur from Visakhapatnam are on sale from now till 14 Feb 2024 with a starting fare of only INR4,999* all-in-one-way, and just RM199* from Kuala Lumpur to Visakhapatnam for travel between 26 April 2024 and 19 March 2025. Head over to the airasia Superapp and start planning your journey with us!

Group CEO of AirAsia Aviation Group, Bo Lingam expressed his excitement, saying: “AirAsia is thrilled to continue this celebratory momentum of growing connectivity in one of our biggest international markets ‒ India ‒ as we continue to make travel more affordable and accessible to all. A direct route from Visakhapatnam to Kuala Lumpur is a core part of our expansion plans and we’re delighted that it is taking off at an opportune time for AirAsia, marking our fourth and counting route from India this year.

“We look forward to connecting travellers to the beautiful Kuala Lumpur that is immersed in rich culture as well as enchanting natural wonders, and links travellers from India affordably to other parts of Malaysia, South East Asia and further afield on our vast network. Similarly, we look forward to flying travellers from Malaysia’s capital who are keen to visit the quaint and stunning Visakhapatnam.This expansion reflects our dedication to providing seamless and inexpensive travel options, linking different people to different cultures. As we progress into 2024 and with hopes for a wonderful year for travel ahead, AirAsia will be looking to further expand our presence in India and allow for more affordable connectivity between our two nations and beyond.”

The airline recently announced three other new routes from India to Kuala Lumpur that will begin operating this year ‒ Thiruvananthapuram in February, serving as AirAsia’s second route from the state of Kerala following Kochi, Jaipur in April and Ahmedabad in May. In addition, AirAsia and sister airline AirAsia X fly from six cities in south India ‒ Chennai, Tiruchirappalli, Kochi, Hyderabad, Bengaluru and Kolkata, as well as from two cities in the north ‒ New Delhi and Amritsar. That’s not all ‒ the airline also offers affordable and accessible Fly-Thru options, where guests travelling from India to Malaysia can utilise Kuala Lumpur as a connecting hub to AirAsia’s more than 130 destinations in 22 countries.

AirAsia guests can also fly from Visakhapatnam to Thailand’s capital city, Bangkok direct with a thrice-weekly frequency starting from 9 April 2024.

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