KUALA LUMPUR: Malaysia's low-cost airline AirAsia today announced the launch of three new routes, including the direct flights to Visakhapatnam in India.
The thrice weekly Kuala Lumpur–Visakhapatnam direct flights would commence on May 7, according to a statement. The other two destinations are Pontianak and Medan in Indonesia.
Visakhapatnam was an up and rising destination for trade and tourism, Spencer Lee, Head of Commercial said, adding the airline is confident that the move is timely. AirAsia is also offering promotional all-in-fare of Rs 4000 one way for the Kuala Lumpur-Visakhapatnam flight and available for booking from today until March 22 for the travel period of May 7-March 26, 2016, the statement said.
An AirAsia flight crashed into the Java Sea off Indonesia while en route from Surabaya, Indonesia, to Singapore on December 28, killing all 162 people on board.