AirAsia launches second daily flight from Kuala Lumpur to Tiruchirapalli

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Petaling Jaya (Malaysia), July 28 (ANI): There is good news for frequent travellers from Kuala Lumpur in Malaysia to Tiruchirapalli district in India. Low-cost carrier AirAsia is launching a second daily flight to the Indian district from Sept 1.

As an introductory scheme, AirAsia will be offering an all-in fare of 129 ringgits for the travel period between Sept 1 and April 30, The Star Online reports.

The booking is open from Tuesday to August 2.

AirAsia Group commercial regional head Kathleen Tan said the airline was proud to be servicing an underserved route and opening up this market to the world.

"Tiruchirapalli is a highly popular and desired destination among Hindus in Malaysia as it has an abundance of temples, which are popular for pilgrimage," she said in a statement on Monday.

She added that there was an increase in travellers from the district in Tamil Nadu who use Kuala Lumpur as a connecting gateway to over 130 routes in South-east Asia and beyond.

"In fact, within the first month of flying to India, we have enjoyed a load factor of 100 percent on this route," Tan said.

Tiruchirapalli was AirAsia's first destination in India since its inception on Dec 1 last year.

The airline is also offering its guests free rooms at various destinations when they book at its partner hotels via goholiday.airasia.com. (ANI)

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