AirAsia, launched recently Kuala Lumpur – Goa, its second route this year into India. Earlier, this year, the airline launched Kuala Lumpur – Visakhapatnam. This marks the eighth direct flight connecting Malaysia and India after Kolkata, Chennai, Tiruchirappalli, Bengaluru, Kochi, Hyderabad and Visakhapatnam.
Tan Sri Tony Fernandes, Group CEO of AirAsia commented, “Goa is a destination very close to my heart, as my father had Goan roots. But above that, Goa itself is an amazing place to visit and AirAsia is proud to be the only airline that connects Kuala Lumpur directly to Goa, India; making this the sixth unique route we’ve introduced in 2015 itself. Our commitment is to provide the best connectivity for everyone across the region and the introduction of this unique route signifies that commitment.”
“Furthermore, it will now be much more convenient for travellers to visit India with the introduction of e-Tourist Visa on Arrival for 113 nationals including Malaysians. We welcome this move as it will definitely encourage more people to choose India as their travel destination,” added Tony Fernandes.
As part of AirAsia’s continuous effort to enhance connectivity into India, flight frequencies from Kuala Lumpur – Kochi has also been increased from 10x weekly to 14x weekly effective 19 November 2015.
AirAsia Berhad operates a total of 69 weekly flights from Kuala Lumpur to India, and guests planning to fly from other hubs like Penang, Johor Bahru, Kuching and Kota Kinabalu can also connect to India with the Fly-Thru service via Kuala Lumpur.
(¨Photo: Goa historical town)