Tuesday, July 3, 2012

Air Asia starts Ktm-Kuala Lumpur flights

Air Asia — a Malaysia-based low-cost airline company — started its Kathmandu–Kuala Lumpur scheduled flights from today.
"The airlines will operate two flights a week on Tuesdays and Thursdays," said executive chairperson of Incentive Tours and Travel — the authorised general sales agent of Air Asia in Nepal — Hari Man Lama.
"Air Asia will gradually increase its frequency to four in the first phase and seven flights a week from the current two flights a week depending on passenger flow," Air Asia's flight operation director Capt Azhanudin said, adding that it will fly a 377-seater Airbus A330 with 12 seats for business class from a minimum fare of Rs 11,000 to Rs 17,000 — both excluding tax — to Kuala Lumpur. "But a round trip will cost Rs 20,000, excluding tax."
"The low airfare will reduce the financial burden of Nepali migrant workers while joining Malaysian jobs," added Lama. "Air Asia — the 22nd international airlines flying to Nepal — has also targeted Buddhists tourists flying to Nepal, apart from the growing number of Malaysia-bound Nepali migrant workers."
Around 300,000 Nepalis are currently working in Malaysia that was the largest employer of Nepali migrant workers till last year before it was pushed down to second position by Qatar which became the top hiring destination for both fresh and returning workers.
According to Lama, Air Asia is Asia's largest low-fare airline and a pioneer of low-cost travel in Asia.
Air Asia Group operates scheduled domestic and international flights to over 400 destinations in 25 countries. Its main hub is the Low-Cost Carrier Terminal at Kuala Lumpur International Airport.

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