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Indian destinations join AirAsia’s Johor Bahru hub

by on August 23, 2017
 

AirAsia’s Johor Bahru hub will see connections to India, with the announcement of its first Indian destination – Kolkata. The new route will see the inaugural flight take off on 28th November 2017, offering five weekly direct flights. The addition of Kolkata will give the Johor Bahru hub its fifteenth route and the sixth international destination.

….. Senai International Airport has been a great partner to AirAsia … we are pleased to introduce more international routes from Johor Bahru hub as part of our commitment to provide better connectivity to our guests and further grow the Southern hub. Besides the new international route, we have also added two domestic routes this year, Johor Bahru-Kuala Terengganu and Johor Bahru-Langkawi. Spencer Lee, Head of Commercial, AirAsia Berhad

Fly Johor Bahru hub to Kolkata – Promo fares

If you need to travel from Johor Bahru to Kolkata, this new route will not only save you time and the cost of a two hop trip. You can also save with the introductory promotional fares.

Pick up a one-way, all-in ticket from MYR 99 on airasia.com by 3rd September 2017 for travel  between 28th November 2017 and 28th August 2018. Bookings may also be made online at the mobile site mobile.airasia.com or on AirAsia’s mobile app on iPhone and Android devices.

AirAsia’s BIG Loyalty members will also earn double BIG Points on the base fare for this route.

Why visit Kolkata?

Kolkata, the ‘Cultural Capital of India’ is the capital city of West Bengal and India’s second biggest city. The city’s rich culture shows off many attractions including the Indian Museum, the first museum to be founded in India. The Victoria Memorial echoes the design of the Taj Mahal and you can visit Belur Math, a temple seen as an icon of the unity of all religions. Tea connoisseurs may already know the world’s-famous Darjeeling tea plantation which is just a train or bus ride away from Kolkata. As a souvenir, bring home some beautiful Indian Tussar and Vishnupuri Silk. 

Foodies will love the range of the delicious street food. Try Jhal Muri, one of the most popular Bengali street snacks, made of puffed rice and other condiments, or Pani Puri, a hollow chip filled with spiced potatoes, dunked into tamarind water, and don’t miss Ghugni Chaat; a mix of hot yellow peas with vegetables.

You can currently catch over 150 weekly flights AirAsia flight into or out of Johor Bahru’s Senai International Airport. In addition to Kolkata, AirAsia also flies to five other international routes from Johor Bahru; Bangkok, Guangzhou, Ho Chi Minh City, Jakarta, and Surabaya. There are nine domestic routes from Johor Bahru – Kuala Terengganu, Kuala Lumpur, Penang, Langkawi, Kuching, Miri, Tawau, Sibu, and Kota Kinabalu.

Visitors to India need a visa if you are travelling for recreational purposes (including medical or casual business reasons). It is now possible to apply for a visa online and pay by credit card.

Flight Schedule for Johor Bahru, Malaysia (JHB) – Kolkata, India (CCU):

Route Flight No Scheduled Departure Arrival Time Days of Service
Johor Bharu – Kolkata AK 1020 2130hrs (9.30pm) 2310hrs (11.10pm) Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday, Sunday
Kolkata – Johor Bharu AK 1021 2340hrs (11.40pm) 0625hrs (6.25am) Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday, Sunday

*Promotional all-in-fares quoted are for one-way travel only inclusive of taxes and fees. Terms and conditions apply.

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