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AirAsia's Colombo?Kuala Lumpur service under way

18th August 2009 - 13:23 GMT | by The Shephard News Team


AirAsia has celebrated the inaugural flights of its new service between Colombo and Kuala Lumpur.

Colombo which is AirAsia’s third destination in South Asia, following its routes to Dhaka, Bangladesh and Tiruchirappalli (Trichy) in South India.

AirAsia group CEO, Tony Fernandes, commented, “Colombo has long been on our network radar and we are very proud to liberalise the market to the world. We have sold approximately 30,000 seats since we opened for sale about two months ago. This is indeed a clear testament that AirAsia’s low fares have empowered people to fly. We are excited play a key role in promoting Colombo’s beautiful city and people to the rest of the world,”

AirAsia has begun the daily direct flights departing from KLIA's LCC Terminal with new 180-seat Airbus A320s.

Photo shows Tony Fernandes, group CEO of AirAsia lighting-up the oil lamp witnessed by Honorable Hussein A.Bhaila, deputy minister of foreign affairs, Sri Lanka (in white).

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