AirAsia resumes Hyderabad service after 3-year gap

On 8 December AirAsia returned to Hyderabad’s Rajiv Gandhi International Airport (RGIA) when it resumed daily service from Kuala Lumpur. The route was last served by the airline in December 2011. Celebrations included a cake. The route is already served on a daily basis by Malaysia Airlines.

  • AirAsia returned to Hyderabad (HYD) on 8 December when it resumed daily A320 flights from Kuala Lumpur (KUL) after a three year hiatus. AirAsia launched the route initially in July 2010 before suspending service in December 2011. The 3,009-kilometre route is already served by Malaysia Airlines with a daily service. AirAsia Head of Commercial, Spencer Lee said, “We are very pleased to recommence the Kuala Lumpur – Hyderabad route, our latest flight service which is set to stimulate and encourage more travel and enhance the international market from our Kuala Lumpur hub. This route also reinforces our aim to make Malaysia as one of the significant centres of low fare travel in the region. This accomplishment would not have been possible without the support of the Malaysian and Indian governments and of course, our valued guests.” AirAsia now provides 52 weekly direct flights from Malaysia to India, to Bengaluru, Chennai, Hyderabad, Kochi, Kolkata and Tiruchirappalli. See how Hyderabad Airport’s fire truck water arch salute compares to others from around the world this week.

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