AirAsia resumes routes from India to Malaysia, Thailand; AirAsia X starts operations to Korea and India

(PHOTO: Shutterstock) has announced the resumption of flights from India to Malaysia and Thailand with flights now available from April and May 2022. Six new routes between India and Malaysia include Bengaluru to Kuala Lumpur (KL) and Chennai to Kuala Lumpur, Tiruchirappalli to KL from April 5, Kochi – KL from April 18, Kolkata – KL from April 23 and Hyderabad – KL from May 1, 2022.

Five new routes launching India to Thailand will include Bengaluru-Bangkok (Don Mueang) from May 4, Chennai-Bangkok (Don Mueang) from May 4, Kolkata-Bangkok (Don Mueang) from May 2, Kochi- Bangkok (Don Mueang)) starting May 1 and Jaipur-Bangkok (Don Mueang) starting May 1.

Manoj Dharmani, AirAsia’s Regional Commercial Director for India, Sri Lanka and Bangladesh, acknowledged that “AirAsia’s resumption of international flights is highly anticipated by both the airline and its customers. With the reopening of Malaysia and Thailand and the lifting of travel restrictions, AirAsia will continuously reintroduce international services from April 2022. In this regard, India, Malaysia and Thailand are countries that have a significant potential in terms of stimulating tourism and reviving the economy. . We believe that the resumption of our flights will bring great opportunities and support for countries’ economic recovery. »

AirAsia X launches new services to South Korea and India
Following the resumption of passenger services to Sydney, Australia in February, AirAsia X (AAX) is expanding its flight network from Kuala Lumpur with new services to Incheon (Seoul), South Korea and New Delhi, India from April 20 2022. Incheon (Seoul) will initially be operated weekly on Wednesdays and will return on Thursdays. Flights to New Delhi will resume twice a week on Wednesdays and Sundays returning on the same days. Both services are on sale now for travel between April 20, 2022 and June 30, 2022, with additional services to be added in the near future. Customers with current reservations or unused credits during the pandemic will be able to use them for future reservations, by updating their original flight reservation for future trips or by using their credit account to book the flights.

AirAsia X CEO Benjamin Ismail said, “After two long years, we are thrilled to be back in the skies with the best airfares for medium-haul travel. Now that the world is finally opening up, we are gradually resuming flights to our key markets, starting with Sydney recently and now also to South Korea and India, with more popular destinations to be announced soon. We are confident that our return to these markets will be well received, especially for those wishing to visit friends and family again or for long-awaited leisure trips. With the reopening of Malaysia’s international border last week on April 1 and quarantine-free travel in both directions on our new services, it is also the perfect time to welcome international tourists back, giving a boost significant to the tourism sector and the economy of the country, as we have done. pre-pandemic.

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