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Focus on India for many new AirAsia flights

March 7, 20243 minute read
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AirAsia continues its focus on India with the resumption of flights to the culturally-rich Bhubaneswar, capital of Odisha, with thrice weekly flights commencing 28th May 2024. The airline currently offers flights directly from Kuala Lumpur to 13 cities in all of India with 78 flights weekly to Trivandrum, Chennai, Tiruchirappalli, Kochi, Hyderabad, Bengaluru and Kolkata already in place. Four new services will begin in the next three months,  Jaipur (flights to commence on 21st April), Visakhapatnam (flights from 26th April), Ahmedabad (starting 1st May) and now Bhubaneswar at the end of May. Medium haul affiliate airline AirAsia X Malaysia (flight code D7) also flies directly from Kuala Lumpur to New Delhi and Amritsar with 8 flights weekly. AirAsia is the only airline in Malaysia to fly to Bhubaneswar Jaipur and Visakhapatnam.

Why focus on India?

The Malaysian Government’s decision to offer visa-free entry for Indian citizens visiting Malaysia late last year, has seen a surge in visitors from the sub-continent to Malaysia. This comes on top of the more than five million guests to fly between India, Malaysia and beyond in the last six years and the addition of the new cities will help this growth. This is also encouraging with Tourism Malaysia ‘Visit Malaysia Year 2026’ (VMY2026) just around the corner.

Focus on India

…. We are immensely pleased to continue our momentum of enhancing accessible connectivity to India, one of our most treasured markets and frequently visited countries.
………… Bhubaneswar is a city that beckons tourists from near and far, renowned for the rich history and heritage deeply embedded in its culture and architecture, and we’re thrilled to resume this long awaited route.Bo Lingam, Group CEO of AirAsia Aviation Group Limited

Often dubbed the ‘Temple City’ of India, Bhubaneswar is home to over 600 majestic sandstone temples scattered throughout the city that date back to the 7th century. The city is dotted with revered pilgrimage sites with ancient architecture and monuments that draw in global tourists interested in Bhubaneswar’s rich culture. South of the city is the famous Puri’s Jagannath Temple, surrounded by the recently inaugurated 75-metre-long Shree Jagannath Heritage Corridor. Bhubaneswar is also a thriving hub for commerce and business ‒ making it the ideal destination for business and leisure travellers, with lush greenery and stunning landscapes.

Flight schedule Kuala Lumpur (KUL) – Bhubaneswar (BBI)

Route Flight No Departure Arrival Days of Service
Kuala Lumpur – Bhubaneswar AK031 22:10 (10.10pm) 23:20 (23.20pm) Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday
Bhubaneswar – Kuala Lumpur AK030 23:50 (23.50pm) 06:10 (6.10am)

To celebrate the resumption of this route, flights to Bhubaneswar are on sale from RM199* all-in-one-way, and INR4,999* from Bhubaneswar to Kuala Lumpur. Grab your seats by 17th March for travel between 28th May 2024 and 18th June 2025.

The promotional fares are available for booking on and the AirAsia MOVE app, previously known as ‘airasia Superapp’. *Terms & Conditions apply

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