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AirAsia launches Chennai - Penang Flights

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AirAsia has launched flights between Chennai in India and Penang in Malaysia.

Chief Minister of Penang, YAB Mr. Lim Guan Eng said, AirAsias extremely affordable fares starting from RM199 (INR 2,999) one way for this new direct flight from Chennai to Penang will definitely contribute to the number of tourists arriving into Penang this year. In 2009, we had approximately 470,000 international tourists visiting Penang, but only 7,000 are from India. That only makes up 1.5% of total international tourist arrivals into Penang.

Earlier this year, AirAsia launched flights to Bangalore, Hyderabad, Mumbai and New Delhi from their Kuala Lumpur hub, while Chennai is connected from both Kuala Lumpur and Penang. The Kuala Lumpur Chennai route will begin operations on 17 May 2010.

The Chennai, Bangalore and Hyderabad sectors are serviced by AirAsias A320 aircrafts, while Mumbai and Delhi are served by its long-haul affiliate, AirAsia X via its new Airbus A330 fleet.

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