AirAsia on Tuesday announced a new, unique direct flight from Kuala Lumpur to Ahmedabad with four weekly flights starting April 29, 2020. These new services support a huge market with 62 million inhabitants in the western Indian state of Gujarat with special prices from RM199* one way.
This follows the announcement by the Indian government at the end of last year that the electronic tourist visa fees in India are increasing from USD 100 (one-year multiple-entry tourist visa) to USD 10 (30-day tourist visa for April to June; USD 25 for July to March) reduce for all eligible Malaysians 90% reduction in minimum visa costs for Malaysian tourists. (For more information)
Benyamin Ismail, CEO of AirAsia X Malaysia, said: “India has never been more affordable so there is no better time to travel. We are running some of our biggest sales yet to every Indian destination we fly to, including this new route from Kuala Lumpur to Ahmedabad. At the same time, the cost of the tourist e-visa fee for Malaysians is currently at its lowest. “
“We thank the Indian government for lowering the visa fees for Malaysians to facilitate tourism growth. India is a must-see destination on many people’s travel list and we are confident that our latest promotional campaigns and extensive flight network will stimulate travel to India and also entice more Indian travellers to visit Malaysia in conjunction with Visit Malaysia Year 2020,” added Benyamin.
All-inclusive membership rates from Kuala Lumpur to Ahmedabad can now be booked on airasia.com from 99 RM * for standard seats and 899 RM * for the award-winning premium flatbeds. This promotion runs until February 16 for travel between April 29, 2020, and October 30, 2020.
For the same promotional period, AirAsia also launched the “Chalo! India sales campaign to celebrate lower e-visa fees for travel to India. Fly from Kuala Lumpur to Bhubaneswar, Cochin, Kolkata from 229 RM in one direction or to Jaipur, Delhi, Amritsar from 299 RM in one direction. All special prices can be booked via airasia.com or the AirAsia Mobile App.
“Chalo! India ”, which means: let’s go! India is AirAsia’s sales promotion, allowing guests to discover the beautiful cultures of India, impressive landscapes, impressive architecture, and delicious cuisine. AirAsia flies as a group to 18 cities in India, with 91 flights a week from Kuala Lumpur to 12 cities in India.
The city of Ahmedabad has a rich architectural heritage, which is why this walled city from the 15th century was also India’s first city to be declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 2017. Visitors can travel back in time at the Bhadra, marvel at the magnificent Adalaj Stepwell, find peace in the Hutheesing Jain Temple, and pay homage to Mahatma Gandhi at the Sabarmati Ashram, where he stayed for over 12 years. With its rich culture and majestic buildings, visitors will be surprised at what Ahmedabad has to offer.
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