Wednesday, July 29, 2009

AirAsia to have second daily flight to Tiruchirapalli from Sept 1

28 July 2009

PETALING JAYA: Good news for those who travel to Tiruchirapalli often. Low-cost carrier AirAsia will launch a second daily flight to the Indian district from Sept 1.

To celebrate the introduction of the flight, AirAsia will be offering an all-in fare of RM129 for the travel period between Sept 1 and April 30.

The booking period for the flight will be from today to Aug 2.

AirAsia Group commercial regional head Kathleen Tan said the airline was proud to be servicing an underserved route and opening up this market to the world.

“Tiruchirapalli is a highly popular and desired destination among Hindus in Malaysia as it has an abundance of temples, which are popular for pilgrimage,” she said in a statement yesterday.

She said that there was an increase in visiting travellers from the district in Tamil Nadu who were progressively using Kuala Lumpur as a connecting gateway to over 130 routes in South-east Asia and beyond.

“In fact, within the first month of flying to India, we have enjoyed a load factor of 100% on this route,” Tan said.

She added that it was timely to add a second frequency.

Tiruchirapalli was AirAsia’s first destination in India since its inception on Dec 1 last year.

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