LONDON – Recovering from the pandemic, AirAsia launched eleven new routes to India, including five out of Bangkok and six out of Kuala Lumpur.
Kuala Lumpur will feature the following six connections: Bengaluru (from April 1st), Chennai (from April 1st), Tiruchirappalli (from April 5th), Kochi (from April 18th), Kolkata (from April 23rd), and Hyderabad (from May 1st).
Bangkok will feature the following five connections: Bengaluru (from May 4th), Chennai (from May 4th), Kolkata (from May 2nd), Kochi (from May 1st), and Jaipur (from May 1st).
Manoj Dharmani, AirAsia’s Regional Commercial Head for India, Sri Lanka & Bangladesh said: “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.”
Passengers can now fly with ease as quarantine requirements have been lifted and get a discount of 20% off on All Seats, and on All
Flights for bookings made between 4 and 10 April 2022, for the travel period from 1 May 2022 until 25 March 2023.
India reopening for international flights
With the reintroduction of these Indian connections, AirAsia reacts to the resuming of international flights from and to India. India had banned scheduled international flights on March 23, 2020.
During the last two years, limited international passenger flights were operating between India and select countries under bilateral air bubble arrangements.
Battered by the pandemic, the airline industry is slowly coming back to normalcy and the resumption of normal overseas flights is expected to provide a fillip to the sector.
As a result of a decline in Coronavirus cases, the Civil Aviation Ministry announced on March 8 that overseas flights would resume on March 27.
It also relaxed several COVID-19 guidelines. This includes the removal of the requirement that three seats be kept empty in case of medical emergencies.
According to the DGCA, 60 airlines from 40 countries have been given permission to operate 1,783 frequencies to and from India during the summer schedule. The summer schedule will be in effect from March 27 through October 29.
At all times, AirAsia is committed to upholding the highest standards of health and safety. The airline group’s robust plan for mitigating
Covid-19 has received significant recognition.
It was given a 7/7 rating by airlineratings.com earlier in February. As ranked by leading aviation and travel data analytics firm Cirium for 2021, AirAsia is the only Thai airline among the Top 3 most on-time low-cost carriers with an on-time performance average of 97.47%.