AirAsia has recently announced the addition of two new routes direct from KLIA2 to Visakhapatnam in India and Pontianak in Indonesia, enhancing its network into India and Indonesia. In addition, the Johor Bahru to Medan route will be revived.
Thrice weekly flights between Kuala Lumpur (KUL) and Visakhapatnam (VTZ) will depart as AK 83 on Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday at 7.55pm (1955hrs) arriving at 9.10pm (2110hrs) local time. The return flights will depart VTZ as AK 82 the same evening at 9.55.pm (2155hrs) arriving in KUL the next morning at 4.20 am (0420hrs). These direct flights will commence on 7th May 2015.
The twice weekly direct flights between Kuala Lumpur (KUL) and Pontianak (PNK) will begin on 27th March 2015, with AK 478 from KUL leaving at 11.45am (1145hrs) every Friday and Sunday and returning from PNK as AK 479, at 12.30pm (1230hrs) reaching KUL at 3.40pm (1540hrs) the same day.
The reinstated flights between Johor Bahru (JHB) and Medan (KNO) also begin on 27 March 2015, with AK 1335 departing JHB at 6.30pm (1830hrs) and arriving in KNO at 6.50pm (1850hrs) every Friday and Sunday. AK 1336 departs KNO for JHB at 7.15pm (1915hrs) arriving at 9.35pm (2135hrs) the same day.
AirAsia is offering promotional all-in-fares from RM99* one way, which are available for booking from today until 22 March 2015 for flights from Kuala Lumpur – Visakhapatnam; for the travel period from 7 May 2015 until 26 March 2016.
Promotional all-in-fares are also avaiolable for Kuala Lumpur – Pontianak from RM99* one way and Johor Bahru – Medan flights are from RM79** one way. Both routes are available for booking from today until 22 March 2015, and for the travel period from 27 March 2015 until 26 March 2016.
*Promotional fares quoted are for one-way travel only inclusive of taxes. Terms and conditions apply.
In conjunction with the launch, AirAsia has offered a few interesting facts about the new destinations, which highlight their special attractions:
Visakhapatnam, or better known as Vizag, is also affectionately referred to as ‘The Jewel of the East Coast’ and the ‘City of Destiny’ in India. Aptly named with its unspoilt stretch of sandy beaches and well-maintained parks, it provides scenic experiences for visitors.
The ‘City on the Equator’ – Pontianak, lies on the banks of the Kapuas, Indonesia’s longest and largest river and recognised as one of the longest rivers in the world. Among the famous attractions in Pontianak is the Equator Monument, founded in 1928 to mark the exact spot of the globe’s Equator. Pontianak offers a unique occurrence twice a year, where visitors will be awed by the ‘shadowless sunlight’ on every Vernal Equinox (in the month of March) and Autumnal Equinox (in the month of September). This event is celebrated in Pontianak where visitors can enjoy a shadowless moment for about five minutes during each occurrence.