January 26, 2010
KUALA LUMPUR: Low cost carrier AirAsia says it will fly to the Indian cities of Chennai, Bangalore, Hyderabad, Mumbai and New Delhi.
To mark the opening for sale of the new routes, it is offering fares as low as RM199 for the booking period from Wednesday to Sunday.
In a statement, AirAsia said the Penang-Chennai route would commence on April 28 while the Kuala Lumpur-Chennai route would start on May 17.
It will fly to Bangalore and Mumbai in May, to Hyderabad in July and Delhi in August.
AirAsia Berhad CEO Datuk Seri Tony Fernandes said that it was “a timely effort in response to our Prime Minister’s call to strengthen Malaysia-India bilateral relations.”
“We are proud to position Kuala Lumpur as the gateway to India. At the same time, it is India’s gateway to ASEAN,” he said.