AirAsia announced that it is resuming flights from India to Malaysia and Thailand with flights now available from April and May 2022 onward. Six new routes from India to Malaysia include Bengaluru to Kuala Lumpur (KL) and Chennai to Kuala Lumpur, Tiruchirappalli to KL from 5 April, Kochi – KL commencing 18 April, Kolkata – KL commencing 23 April and Hyderabad – KL commencing from 1 May, 2022.
Five new routes launching India to Thailand will include Bengaluru-Bangkok (Don Mueang) commencing on 4 May, Chennai-Bangkok (Don Mueang) on 4 May, Kolkata-Bangkok (Don Mueang) commencing on 2 May , Kochi-Bangkok (Don Mueang) commencing on 1 May , and Jaipur-Bangkok (Don Mueang) on 1 May.
Manoj Dharmani, AirAsia’s Regional Commercial Head for India, Sri Lanka & Bangladesh, acknowledged that “AirAsia’s resumption of international flights has been highly anticipated by both the airline and its guests. With Malaysia and Thailand reopening and travel restrictions being lifted, AirAsia will be continually re-introducing international services, starting from April 2022. In this regard, India, Malaysia, and Thailand are countries with significant potential in terms of stimulating tourism and reigniting the economy. We believe that our flight resumption will bring great opportunity and support to the countries’ economic recovery.”
AirAsia X launching 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 commencing from 20 April 2022. Flights to Incheon (Seoul) will initially be operated weekly on Wednesdays and returning on Thursdays. Flights to New Delhi will resume twice weekly on Wednesdays and Sundays returning on the same days. Both services are on sale now for travel between 20 April 2022 to 30 June 2022, with additional services to be added in the near future. Guests with outstanding bookings or unused credit during the pandemic, will be able to use these for future bookings, by updating their original flight booking for future travel or by utilising their credit account to book the flights.
CEO of AirAsia X Benyamin Ismail said: “After two long years, we are thrilled to return to the skies once again with the best value 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 our return to these markets will be well received, particularly for those longing to visit friends and family again or for much anticipated leisure travel. With Malaysia’s international border reopening last week on 1 April, and quarantine free travel both ways on our new services, it is also the perfect time to welcome back international tourists, providing a significant boost to the nation’s tourism sector and the economy, as we did pre-pandemic.”