07 May 2010
AirAsia X has launched 4 direct flights per week between the Low Cost Carrier Terminal in Kuala Lumpur and Mumbai's Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport.
To celebrate the launch, AirAsia is offering promotional fares from RM 0.08 for flights between Mumbai and Kuala Lumpur. An Airbus A330 aircraft is being deployed on the new route.
Mrs. Sujata Thakur, Regional Director, India Tourism, Mumbai said, “On behalf of the Ministry of Tourism, Government of India we welcome Air Asia, a low cost airline for starting operations to Mumbai. I am sure with its arrival to Mumbai we will see increased tourist inflow from Malaysia and other ASEAN Countries to Mumbai and its adjoining regions. With Air Asia’s operations from Mumbai the Indian passengers will also benefit. As it will lead to increase travel opportunities not only for Malaysia but other ASEAN Countries as well.”
Travellers flying on this new route will have the chance to experience the new ‘flatbed Premium seats’ on the brand new A330 aircraft. The flatbed seats offer 20” width, 60” pitch and stretch out to 77” in full recline position. The seats feature universal power sockets, adjustable headrests and built-in personal utilities such as tray table, drink holder, reading light and privacy screen.
Mumbai, which was previously known as Bombay is a major metropolitan city of India and the state capital of Maharashtra. The edifices and the colonial structures that adorn Mumbai speak of the grand and glorious history of the city. The Gateway of India, the Elephanta Caves, Prince of Wales Museum, Marine Drive, Haji Ali’s Tomb, Victoria Terminus, and Film City are amongst the must visit places of Mumbai.