AirAsia announces more flights to key India destinations

AirAsia Malaysia today celebrated the reinstatement of flight connectivity to many key destinations in India, including Bengaluru, Chennai, Hyderabad, Kochi, Kolkata, Tiruchirappalli and more from Malaysia (flight code AK).
The announcement was made during a press conference that was graced by the Chargé d'Affaires of the High Commission of India in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, Ms. C. Sushma, with Bo Lingam, Group CEO of AirAsia Aviation Group Limited (AAAGL) and Riad Asmat, CEO of AirAsia Malaysia.

To celebrate the resumption of 30 additional weekly flights to India launching this month and next month, AirAsia is offering guests and travel agents a 20% discount to all Indian destinations from Malaysia through the airasia Super App from today until 1 May 2022, along with complimentary 20kg check-in baggage allowance for each booking. Book now by clicking on the ‘Flights’ icon on the super app, for the travel period between 1 May 2022 and 25 March 2023.
AirAsia (flight code AK) return flight schedule from Kuala Lumpur to India

The Chargé d'Affaires of the High Commission of India in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, Ms. C. Sushma said: “We welcome the recent re-opening of international borders by the Government of Malaysia from 1 April 2022. The Government of India has also re-opened both its international borders to tourists in October 2021 and its commercial air space from 27 March 2022. With the opening of both countries’ borders, we are confident that two-way traffic will resume smoothly and grow progressively. This is an important step in reconnecting India and Malaysia as people to people connectivity lie at the foundation of this important partnership. AirAsia has been offering low-cost flights to India since 2008, connecting travellers from Kuala Lumpur to multiple destinations in India. We warmly welcome the resumption of direct commercial flights between India and Malaysia after two long years.”

Riad Asmat, CEO of AirAsia Malaysia said: “Today marks an important milestone for AirAsia as we prepare for a significant resumption of flights to many core destinations in one of our most important markets, India. We have been preparing rigorously to assure all of our guests a safe, seamless and convenient travel experience. With borders being reopened across the region, AirAsia will continue to review and add onto our expanding network to cater for the increasing demand for air travel, including 30 total weekly flights from Malaysia to India launching by the end of May. Furthermore, with a total of 71 weekly flights to be operated by the end of 2022, AirAsia Malaysia will be soon returning to pre-Covid capacity, flying more than 140 weekly services to and from India.

“With the reopening of Malaysia’s international borders and quarantine-free travel both ways on our flights from Malaysia to India, we would like to take this opportunity to welcome back international tourists, as this will provide a significant boost to the nation’s tourism sector and the economy, as we did pre-pandemic. Malaysia has many popular destinations which are all open for business now and which have been historically very popular with the inbound travel market from India including Kuala Lumpur, Melaka, and Ipoh as key favourites.

“Our aircraft engines are revved up and we wish to assure everyone that we remain committed to upholding the highest standards of safety and hygiene at all times. Every AirAsia Allstar on-ground and in the air is fully vaccinated and ready to provide world-class service and the best quality guest experience alongside stringent safety rules and procedures to give our guests total peace of mind.

“While we are extensively prepared to ensure all of our guests can travel safely through the robust safety and health measures that we have put in place including our contactless check-in procedure via airasia Super App, FACES facial recognition and more, we would like to remind our guests to adhere to all SOPs set by the government during their travels.”

As part of its robust health and safety protocols, AirAsia Malaysia has successfully migrated over 95% of its guests to use contactless self-check-in service via the airasia Super App and its website, an initiative that was encouraged at the height of the Covid-19 pandemic last year. The airline will continue to promote its contactless procedures as an integral part of its efforts to further strengthen its Covid-19 mitigation plan.

As part of an ongoing education process, AirAsia is encouraging all guests to migrate and upgrade to the all-in-one airasia Super App for a seamless and contactless journey. From 1 April 2022, AirAsia’s counter check-in service will be strictly only for exempt categories of guests at all airports in Malaysia. Among the exempt groups are senior citizens aged 70 and above, people with disabilities registered with the Welfare Department, young passengers travelling alone, group bookings of 10 guests and more as well as charter flight passengers.

AirAsia has twice been recognised for its robust and comprehensive Covid-19 mitigation plans, with highest levels of safety and operational integrity with a 7/7 rating from the aviation experts at in 2021 and 2022.

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