Monday, AirAsia launched flights between Tiruchirappalli (Trichy), India,
and Kuala Lumpur in Malaysia. The low-cost airline will serve the route with direct daily flights
to Trichy departing from LCC Terminal, Kuala Lumpur on AirAsia’s new 180-seater Airbus A320.
airline claims to have already recorded
a 100% percent load on flights between 1 and 18 December 2008 from Kuala Lumpur to Trichy with an
average 80% load factor both ways.
Dato’ Sri Tony Fernandes, Group CEO of AirAsia Berhad said,
“We truly hope that with this new service, the people from Trichy and its neighboring regions will have access to more low-cost alternatives to
international routes and additional destinations from Kuala Lumpur where AirAsia champion. Furthermore, there is a huge population of Indians
in Malaysia who descended from South India and with our extremely affordable fares will enable them to trace back their family roots, renew
family ties, and perform pilgrimage or travel for holiday purposes”
Tiruchirapalli, situated on the banks of the river Cauvery is the fourth largest city in Tamil Nadu. The most famous land mark of this bustling
town is the Rockfort Temple, a spectacular monument perched on a massive rocky out crop which rises abruptly from the plain to tower over
the old city. The city is a thriving commercial centre in Tamil Nadu and is famous for artificial diamonds, cigars, handloom cloth, glass bangles
and wooden and clay toys.
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