AirAsia introduces Johor Bahru hub to its first route to India

BackAug 22, 2017

The new Johor Bahru-Kolkata route is set to commence on 28 November 2017 with five times weekly direct flights

AirAsia, the world's best low-cost airline today introduced its Johor Bahru hub to its first route to Kolkata, India. The new Johor Bahru-Kolkata route is set to commence operations on 28 November 2017 with 5 times weekly direct flights.

The unique route, which will further expand the connectivity from the airline's southern hub, will be the airline's 15th route from Johor Bahru and sixth international destination from the hub.

Spencer Lee, Head of Commercial, AirAsia Berhad said, "Since 2010, AirAsia has flown about 11 million guests into Senai International Airport and today we are proud to introduce the first route to Kolkata, India. Senai International Airport has been a great partner to AirAsia, and we are pleased to introduce more international routes from Johor Bahru hub as part of our commitment to provide better connectivity to our guests and further grow the Southern hub. Besides the new international route, we have also added two domestic routes this year; Johor Bahru-Kuala Terengganu and Johor BahruLangkawi - as we believe Johor Bahru has so much to offer from business, leisure, education, sports to medical tourism."

"We are also thrilled to be the only airline in the country to offer this direct flight, linking southern Malaysia to the capital of West Bengal directly - and we hope that the announcement of this new connectivity will benefit both cities in many ways, in addition to strengthening the ties between Malaysia and India," he added.

To commemorate the announcement of the new route, AirAsia is offering all-in-fares from RM99* one way on from now to 3 September 2017 for the travel period between 28 November 2017 and 28 August 2018. The promotional fare is also available on AirAsia's mobile app for iPhone and Android devices, as well as the mobile site AirAsia's BIG Loyalty members will also get to earn 2 times BIG Points on the base fare for this route.

AirAsia currently operates 150 weekly flights one way to Johor Bahru's Senai International Airport. In addition to Kolkata, AirAsia also flies to five other international routes from Johor Bahru; Bangkok, Guangzhou, Ho Chi Minh City, Jakarta, and Surabaya as well as nine other domestic routes from Johor Bahru; Kuala Terengganu, Kuala Lumpur, Penang, Langkawi, Kuching, Miri, Tawau, Sibu, and Kota Kinabalu. 

Kolkata is the capital city of West Bengal. Also known as the ‘Cultural Capital of India,' the city is rich with attractions such as Indian Museum, one of the most significant and the first museum to be founded in India; Victoria Memorial, a majestic architecture which echoes the design of the Taj Mahal; Belur Math, a temple which stands as an icon of the unity of all religions and many more. In addition, the world's-famous Darjeeling tea plantation is just a train or bus ride away from Kolkata. Moreover, the ‘City of Joy' is also well-known for its silk fabric; Tussar and Vishnupuri Silk besides delicious street food such as Jhal Muri, one of the most popular Bengali street snacks of puffed rice and other condiments; Pani Puri, a hollow chip filled with spiced potatoes, dunked into tamarind water; and Ghugni Chaat; a mix of hot yellow peas with vegetables.

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Flight Schedule for Johor Bahru, Malaysia (JHB) - Kolkata, India (CCU): 

Route Flight No STD ETA Flight Frequency
Johor Bharu - Kolkata  AK 1020 2130hrs 2310hrs Mon, Tue, Thurs, Sat, Sun
Kolkata - Johor Bharu  AK 1021 2340hrs 0625hrs Mon, Tue, Thurs, Sat, Sun