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AirAsia Opens First Daily Direct Flight From Kuala Lumpur To Tiruchi
The largest and leading low-cost carrier in Asia, AirAsia today announces that it will commence its daily direct flight to Tiruchirappli, India from Kuala Lumpur, the gateway to Southeast Asia which is also the capital city of Malaysia beginning 1st December 2008 with its brand new Airbus A320 fleet. Trichy is the first route launched by AirAsia in India.
To celebrate this new service, AirAsia is offering unbeatable low fare from Rs. 699* (RM49*) one-way. This offer is available exclusively via online at AirAsia's website, www.airasia.com for the booking period from 30 October 2008 - 9 November 2008 for the travel period of 1st December -31 July 2009.
With AirAsia's extensive route network encompassing over 108 routes in Asia, including the ones served by AirAsia X, its long-haul affiliate to Gold Coast, Perth, Melbourne, Australia and Hangzhou, China, the Malaysian based carrier has finally conquered its last frontier to fly to Thiruchi in the South Indian state of Tamil Nadu. AirAsia boasts the most extensive route network in the region compared to other budget carriers hence guests who travel with the award-winning airline could benefit from using LCC Terminal in Kuala Lumpur to get to other regional ASEAN cities or connect to the long haul sectors serviced by AirAsia X.
Dato' Sri Tony Fernandes, Group CEO of AirAsia Berhad commented "AirAsia's low-cost model, with its ultra low fares and modern fleet of comfortable and spacious aircraft, is an attractive customer proposition which is strong enough to compete with premium airlines. Besides our brand new modern fleet fitted with leather seats and spacious cabin, an array of hot delicious meals to choose from, high quality service, fun and friendly cabin crew, largest number of destinations, highest flight frequencies topped with an unrivalled On Time Guarantee, we are indeed the airline to travel with,"
"Kuala Lumpur is a bustling metropolitan full of excitement and the center and symbol of Malaysia's rapid rise as an economic powerhouse. From the modern buildings of the Golden Triangle to massive shopping malls, rocket-like Petronas towers which soars above the city right to driverless trains that glide across the city. Yet nestled amid the high-rises, it still offers a glimpse of its colorful heritage and a taste of traditional, exotic Asia. From our unique cultures, a great variety of food and places of attractions such as KLCC Twin Towers, Genting City of Entertainment often frequented by families, Sunway Lagoon water park, the Telaga Tujuh Waterfalls located in the Langkawi islands and Taman Negara National Park, a major wildlife reserve and exploring tropical rainforests or indulging in a shopping fandango, Kuala Lumpur will not disappoint. Meanwhile, Thiruchi, famous for its fusion architecture and monuments, will be our first destination before we embark on nine other locations in India within the next one-and-a-half years. Other routes include Madras, Cochin, Madurai and Kovaibutore while for AirAsia X, we are looking at New Delhi, Mumbai and Hydrabad." concluded Tony
* All fares quoted are excluding airport taxes, fuel surcharges and fees, and are applicable for one-way travel only.
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