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Published: Monday July 27, 2009 MYT 1:53:00 PM

AirAsia to fly to Tiruchi, India, twice daily from Sept 1

PETALING JAYA: Good news for those who travel often to Tiruchirapalli as low-cost carrier AirAsia will be adding a second daily flight to the Indian district starting Sept 1.

To celebrate the introduction of the flight, AirAsia will be offering an all-in fare of RM129.00 for a travel period between Sept 1 this year and April 30 next year.

The booking period for the flight will be from Tuesday to Aug 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 pilgrimage sites for Hindus,” she said in a statement on Monday.

She added that there was an increase in visiting travellers from the district in Tamil Nadu who were progressively using 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 enjoyed a load factor of 100% on this route,” Tan said, adding that it was now timely to add a second frequency.

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

AirAsia is also offering its guests free rooms in various destinations when they book at its partner hotels via goholiday.airasia.com.

For more information on flights and other promotions, visit www.airasia.com.

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