AirAsia, a Malaysian low-cost airline, has announced new flight services to Visakhapatnam in India. The airline will be offering direct flights on the route, with three-times-a-week frequency. The flight service is expected to start on May 7, 2015.

Visakhapatnam (more popularly known as Vizag) is the regional industrial hub and attracts loads of business travellers. The city also attracts tourists due to its sandy beaches and green parks. The new flight service is likely to please travellers who wish for an affordable and direct connection between Kuala Lumpur and this part of India.

AirAsia, headquartered near Kuala Lumpur, further announced new flights to Indonesian cities – Pontianak and Medan. As per the statement released by the airline, Kuala Lumpur-Pontianak and Johor Bahru -Medan flights will commence on March 27, with a biweekly flight frequency.

AirAsia’s Commercial Division Head, Spencer Lee expressed confidence that the flights to Visakhapatnam, a popular Indian destination for trade and tourism, will prove to be a success given the favourable conditions for the move.

“We will also be the first airline to fly direct to Pontianak from Kuala Lumpur.

“As a truly ASEAN airline, we are proud to announce the recommencement of the Johor Baru-Medan direct flight, which will provide enhanced connectivity for customers,” he added.

Also, as per the statement given out by the airline, AirAsia is currently offering promotional airfares for Kuala Lumpur-Visakhapatnam, Kuala Lumpur-Pontianak and Johor Baru-Medan flights.

AirAsia, along with its affiliates, operates scheduled domestic and international flights to 100 destinations across more than 20 countries.

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