AirAsia Malaysia Restores Three More Routes to India

Services between Kuala Lumpur and Kochi, Kolkata, and Hyderabad will all resume by early May.

Traditional fishing nets in Kochi, Kerala, at sunrise. (Photo: mammuth/iStock)

Malaysia’s biggest low-cost carrier is in the process of ramping up its flight connectivity to six Indian destinations over the next few weeks. To celebrate the resumption of 30 additional weekly flights between Kuala Lumpur and cities in the subcontinent, AirAsia is offering guests a 20 percent discount on tickets to all Indian destinations from Malaysia through the airasia Super App until May 1 (for travel period between that date and March 25, 2023). Over 10,000 additional seats are on sale every week, and each booking will include a complimentary check-in baggage allowance of 20 kg.

AirAsia’s flight schedule for its Indian routes is as follows:

Route Frequency Start Date
Kuala Lumpur–Bangalore 2x weekly (Wednesdays, Fridays) Resumed April 1, 2022
Kuala Lumpur–Chennai 4x weekly (Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays, Sundays) Resumed April 1
Kuala Lumpur–Tiruchirappalli 4x weekly (Tuesdays, Thursdays, Saturdays, Sundays) Resumed April 5
Kuala Lumpur–Kochi 1x weekly (Mondays) Resumed April 18
Kuala Lumpur–Kolkata 1x weekly (Fridays) April 22
Kuala Lumpur–Hyderabad 4x weekly (Tuesdays, Thursdays, Saturdays, Sundays) May 1

Riad Asmat, CEO of AirAsia Malaysia, said in a statement that India was one of the budget airline’s most important markets. “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.”

All travelers arriving into India must be fully vaccinated to bypass quarantine restrictions. India accepts Malaysian Covid-19 vaccination certificates for all nationalities, and Southeast Asian countries including Indonesia, Malaysia, Singapore, and Thailand are among the 107 whose fully vaccinated residents are exempt from a pre-departure PCR test. International arrivals must fill out and print a self-declaration form on the Air Suvidha online portal before their trip, and detail their travel history in the last 14 days.

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