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AirAsia connects UNESCO listed Ahmedabad to Kuala Lumpur

May 5, 20242 minute read
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AirAsia now connects India’s first UNESCO listed city, Ahmedabad, to Kuala Lumpur, after the inaugural flight landed on Friday, 3rd May 2024 with every seat occupied. The four times weekly service further enhances AirAsia’s India-Malaysia air connectivity and offers travellers from India more opportunities to enjoy visa free access to Malaysia. Travellers to Ahmedabad will likewise enjoy rich cultural heritage, now available at more affordable fares.

Those onboard the inaugural flight AK90 were welcomed by Solehuddin Ahmad, Deputy Director of the South Asia Unit of Tourism Malaysia,  representing the Director General of Tourism Malaysia. In addition, each received a welcome gift from traditionally dressed AirAsia Allstars.


…. We wholeheartedly commend AirAsia for their continuous efforts in further expanding air connectivity between our two nations, now with 15 and counting direct routes from India. …… This is also a much welcomed initiative following the government’s recent announcement of visa-free entry for nationals of India to Malaysia.Solehuddin Ahmad

Group Chief Commercial Officer of AirAsia, Paul Carroll endorsed his comments, adding that the new service

…. marks a significant step in our ever evolving journey to cement our foothold in India, one of our biggest and fastest growing markets. We also hope that this connectivity will allow more travellers from India to explore the region beyond Malaysia thanks to our seamless Fly-Through options.

AirAsia’s Indian network services 15 international routes directly from India to Malaysia with 78 flights weekly on short-haul airline AirAsia Malaysia  (flight code AK). These services originate from Trivandrum, Chennai, Tiruchirappalli, Kochi, Hyderabad, Bengaluru, Kolkata, Ahmedabad, Jaipur, Visakhapatnam, Bhubaneswar (commencing 28th May 2024). Kozhikode and Guwahati flights are set to commence on 1st Aug 2024).

In addition, medium haul affiliate airline AirAsia X Malaysia (flight code D7) also provides two direct routes from New Delhi and Amritsar to Kuala Lumpur with 8 flights weekly. Travellers can then connect to over 130 destinations across low-cost network in Asia.

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