AirAsia has announced a substantial increase in flights between China, India and Malaysia in 2024 as part of continued expansion plans.
Expansion Coming Soon
As part of the latest expansion efforts from Malaysia, the airline will see a particular focus on India and China, where 230 weekly flights will begin in the first quarter of 2024.
As a result, the group says there’ll be a staggering 5.2 million seats per year offered in a significant increase in capacity.
The expansion plans will be made possible thanks to AirAsia Malaysia and AirAsia X Malaysia.
The broader mission of this service expansion follows the surging demand in the area.
Additionally, it follows a move by the Malaysian government to announce 30-day visa-free entry for all travellers from China and India. This will commence on the 1st December, 2023.
Comments From Executives
This is a huge, much-anticipated news not only for AirAsia but for the country, and we truly thank the Malaysian government, particularly Prime Minister Dato’ Seri Anwar Ibrahim, for this forward-thinking initiative. AirAsia has been at the forefront of trying to make visiting Malaysia easier. The 30-day visa-free entry for the citizens of China and India will surely provide a welcome boost for Malaysia’s tourism and its economy ahead of the upcoming peak travel season while boosting economic bonds between these great nations. As a vital player in the aviation sector, we stand ready to add capacity to support the demand for affordable and accessible air travel in the region.Capital A CEO Tony Fernandes
We see this as an opportunity not only to enhance regional connectivity in two of our largest markets, but also to act as a catalyst for significant economic growth. With an estimated 4.6 million guests expected to travel on our extensive network of 26 routes in China and India in 2024 alone, we are ready to play a pivotal role in achieving Malaysia’s ambitious tourism targets of 25 million international tourists annually.AirAsia Aviation Group Limited Group CEO, Bo Lingam
A Significant Important On Malaysia
AirAsia Malaysia and AirAsia X Malaysia already operates 17 routes into China, equating to 156 weekly flights.
The group says from Kuala Lumpur to Guangzhou, Quanzhou, Kunming, Guilin, Nanning, Shenzhen, Shantou, Chengdu, Beijing, Hangzhou, and Shanghai.
Meanwhile, AirAsia Malaysia also says services from Kota Kinabalu to Guangzhou, Hangzhou, Shenzhen, Beijing and Wuhan, and Johor Bahru to Guangzhou feature.