AirAsia expands in India

26 Jan 2010

AirAsia is extending its India footprint further this year, starting up new daily services between Kuala Lumpur and five cities: New Delhi, Mumbai, Hyderabad, Chennai and Bangalore. Also included in the network expansion is a daily Penang-Chennai service.

Penang-Chennai will commence on April 28, 2010; Kuala Lumpur-Mumbai on May 6, 2010; Kuala Lumpur-Chennai on May 17, 2010; Kuala Lumpur-Bangalor on May 20; Kuala Lumpur-Hyderabad on July 20, 2010; and Kuala Lumpur-Delhi on August 4, 2010.

The Chennai, Bangalore and Hyderabad sectors will utilize Airbus A320 aircraft, while Delhi and Mumbai will be served by AirAsia’s long-haul affiliate, AirAsia X using its new A330 fleet.

The low-cost carrier, which boasts several hubs around Asia-Pacific, first ventured into India in 2008, via the city of Tiruchiapplalli. Then in 2009, Kolkata, Kochi and Trivandrum followed suit,

Promotional fares for these new routes are available on between January 27 and January 31, 2010.

Margie T Logarta

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