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Bhubaneswar takes flight again with AirAsia


AirAsia has announced the resumption of flights to the culturally-rich city of Bhubaneswar, the capital of Odisha, with thrice-weekly flights commencing on May 28, 2024.

This announcement follows AirAsia’s continuous efforts to enhance air connectivity between Malaysia and India, having launched 13 routes since 2008. The Kuala Lumpur-Bhubaneswar flights will further expand AirAsia’s unique routes to India, adding to the destinations of Jaipur and Visakhapatnam. AirAsia is the only airline in Malaysia offering direct flights to these cities.

AirAsia has played a pivotal role in connecting more than five million passengers between India, Malaysia, and beyond over the last six years. The recent visa-free entry for Indian citizens visiting Malaysia has contributed to a significant increase in passenger numbers.

Bo Lingam, Group CEO of AirAsia Aviation Group Limited, expressed the airline’s commitment to enhancing accessible connectivity to India. Bhubaneswar, known as the ‘Temple City’ of India, is renowned for its sandstone temples dating back to the 7th century, offering a rich cultural and architectural heritage.

To celebrate the resumption of flights to Bhubaneswar, promotional fares are available for booking until March 17, 2024, with a starting fare of RM 199 for one-way travel from Kuala Lumpur and INR 4,999 from Bhubaneswar to Kuala Lumpur for travel between May 28, 2024, and June 18, 2025. These fares can be booked on and the AirAsia MOVE app.

AirAsia currently operates direct flights from Kuala Lumpur to 13 cities in India, with additional routes to Jaipur, Visakhapatnam, and Ahmedabad scheduled to commence in April and May 2024. The medium-haul affiliate, AirAsia X Malaysia, provides direct routes from Kuala Lumpur to New Delhi and Amritsar with eight flights weekly.

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