(IN SHORT) AirAsia is set to resume direct flights to Visakhapatnam, India, from April 26, 2024, making it the only Malaysian airline to offer this route. Visakhapatnam, also known as ‘Vizag,’ is a hidden gem in India with lush landscapes, historical landmarks, traditional festivals, and beautiful beaches. To mark the resumption, AirAsia is offering special fares for travelers. Group CEO of AirAsia Aviation Group, Bo Lingam, expressed excitement about expanding connectivity in India, emphasizing AirAsia’s commitment to making travel affordable and accessible. This new route is part of AirAsia’s expansion plans, with additional routes to India announced for the year ahead.
(PRESS RELEASE) SEPANG, MALAYSIA, 2024-Feb-2 — /Travel PR News/ — AirAsia continues to expand its vast network in India, announcing the long-awaited resumption of flights to Visakhapatnam as the only airline in Malaysia to fly direct to the city.
Commencing 26 April 2024, AirAsia will operate 3x weekly flights to the quaint, yet majestic city in the Bay of Bengal. As one of India’s many unexplored gems, Visakhapatnam, sometimes known as ‘Vizag’, has plenty to offer ‒ from its lush landscapes to its historical landmarks to traditional festivals, there’s much to explore. In addition to mouth-watering traditional Andhra cuisine, the city is a hotspot for thalassophiles all over the globe, thanks to its many serene beaches dotted along the coastline. Tourists from near and far also often flock to Visakhapatnam to catch a glimpse of its famed attraction ‘Dolphin Hill’, a towering hill that derived its moniker from the shape it resembles and can be seen from almost any part of the city.
To mark the resumption of this brand new route, flights to Visakhapatnam are on sale from now till 14 Feb 2024 with a starting fare of only RM199* all-in-one-way, and just INR4,999* from Visakhapatnam to Kuala Lumpur for travel between 26 April 2024 and 19 March 2025. Head over to the airasia Superapp and start planning your journey with us!
Group CEO of AirAsia Aviation Group, Bo Lingam expressed his excitement, saying: “AirAsia is thrilled to continue this celebratory momentum of growing connectivity in one of our biggest international markets ‒ India ‒ as we continue to make travel more affordable and accessible to all. A direct route to Visakhapatnam is a core part of our expansion plans and we’re delighted that it is taking off at an opportune time for AirAsia, marking our fourth and counting new route to India this year. We look forward to connecting travellers to this majestic city that is immersed in rich culture as well as enchanting natural wonders. Similarly, we look forward to flying travellers from the city who are keen to visit Kuala Lumpur which links affordably to other parts of Malaysia, South East Asia and further afield on our vast network.
“This expansion reflects our dedication to providing seamless and inexpensive travel options, linking different people to different cultures. As we progress into 2024 and with hopes for a wonderful year for travel ahead, AirAsia will be looking to further expand our presence in India and allow for more affordable connectivity between our two nations and beyond.”
The airline recently announced three other new routes to India that will begin operating this year ‒ Thiruvananthapuram in February, serving as AirAsia’s second route to the state of Kerala following Kochi, Jaipur in April and Ahmedabad in May. In addition, AirAsia and sister airline AirAsia X fly to six cities in south India ‒ Chennai, Tiruchirappalli, Kochi, Hyderabad, Bengaluru and Kolkata, as well as to two cities in the north ‒ New Delhi and Amritsar.
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