AirAsia announces new route from Thiruvananthapuram to Kuala Lumpur

AirAsia announced a new route from India’s southern city of Thiruvananthapuram, or Trivandrum to Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia making this the airline’s second direct route from the state of Kerala, often dubbed ‘God’s Own Country,’ following its 12 times weekly flights from Kochi to Kuala Lumpur.

This new route will take flight on 21 February 2024 with a frequency of four times weekly and is expected to receive a remarkable response from travellers of all walks of life looking to traverse Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia’s capital city’s wondrous charm. The bustling Kuala Lumpur is home to numerous architectural marvels, an array of mouth-watering local cuisine, quaint markets and much more.

AirAsia has long connected travellers from India to the rest of the world since it first commenced flights to the country in 2008 with the Tiruchirappalli-Kuala Lumpur route as its first route. The launch of this new connectivity will mark the airline’s 9th route from India to Malaysia. Currently, AirAsia operates 6 direct routes from South Indian cities via AirAsia Malaysia (AK) ‒ Chennai, Tiruchirappalli, Hyderabad, Kochi, Bengaluru and Kolkata as well as 2 direct routes from Northern India ‒ Amritsar and New Delhi via AirAsia X (D7) to Malaysia.

CEO of AirAsia Malaysia, Riad Asmat, said: “We’re thrilled to strengthen our presence in India with this new route to the historically rich city of Thiruvananthapuram. Last year marked a momentous milestone for us when we began gradually resuming our key destinations in India, post-pandemic. With this new route launching in February next year, we will soon be flying direct to Malaysia from a total of 9 stunning destinations across India from north to south with a total of 71 flights weekly ‒ with more to come.”

“Undoubtedly, India is one of AirAsia’s most popular destinations for Malaysian travellers and vice versa. We hold a market share of 47% of the international air connectivity between the two nations. Over the last decade and a half, we’ve drastically transformed the travel landscape in India and connected many millions of travellers to Malaysia and beyond affordably. We look forward to working closely with the state government to support the tourism industry and further stimulate air travel to Thiruvananthapuram and other cities in India.”

AirAsia Head of Regional Commercial (India), Manoj Dharmani commented: “This new route will be one of many milestones for AirAsia in India, as we connect more eager travellers from yet another beautiful southern city to Kuala Lumpur. We are certain that this expansion will not only strengthen AirAsia’s unwavering commitment to providing affordable and accessible travel but also foster cultural ties between Malaysia and India. We look forward to exploring the world of possibilities that this new route will bring our guests, offering them a unique blend of vibrant cultures, diverse landscapes and unparalleled experiences.”

This new launch comes at an exciting time for AirAsia as the airline is celebrating having flown an incredible 800 million guests and counting since 2001. To commemorate this and the upcoming new route, AirAsia is offering amazing fares starting today till 26 October 2024 from INR4,999 all-in* one-way from Thiruvananthapuram to Kuala Lumpur ‒ inclusive of free 20kg check-in baggage ‒ for travel between 21 February 2024 to 19 March 2025. Simply click on the ‘Flights’ icon on the airasia Superapp or website for booking to start planning for your journey.


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