Kolkata here we come29 Aug 2017, by The Sun Daily


AIRASIA’S southern hub in Johor Baru will be directly connected to Kolkata (Calcutta), India fromNov 28 this year. The low-cost airline will fly the Johor Baru-Kolkata route direct, five times a week.

This new route will further expand connectivity for the airline’s southern hub. It will also mark the 15th route from Johor Baru and constitute the hub’s sixth international destination.

Thrilled at being the only airline in the country to offer this direct flight linking southern peninsula to the capital of West Bengal directly, AirAsia Berhad’s head of commercial Spencer Lee commented that he hopes this new connectivity will benefit both cities, in addition to strengthening ties between both countries. “Senai International Airport has been a great partner to AirAsia. “We are pleased to introduce more international routes from Johor Baru as part of our commitment to provide better connectivity to our guests and further grow the southern hub,” Lee added.

Earlier in the year, AirAsia rolled out two new domestic routes connecting Johor Baru to Kuala Terengganu and Johor Baru to Langkawi. “We believe Johor Baru has much to offer in business, leisure, education, sports and medical tourism,” Lee opined.

To commemorate the announcement of the new Johor Baru-Kolkata route, AirAsia is offering all-in fares from RM99* one way on from now until Sept 3, 2017. This promotional rate is valid for travel between Nov 28 and Aug 28, 2018.

The introductory offer is also available on AirAsia’s mobile app for iPhone and Android devices, as well as the airline’s mobile site

AirAsia BIG Loyalty members also get to earn two times BIG Points on the base fare for this route.

For those yet to visit India or Kolkata, it is wise to take up this value-for-money offer. Kolkata is West Bengal’s capital, major conduit for Eastern India, India’s second largest city and “Cultural Capital”. There is much to experience in this exciting part of India, rich with attractions that include museums, majestic architecture, temples, the world famous Darjeeling tea plantations, the Victoria Memorial and more.

*Do note that the promotional all-in-fares quoted are for one way travel only, inclusive of taxes and fees. Terms and conditions apply. For the latest news and updates on the airline, followAirAsia on Twitter and Facebook.