Expanding its footprint in India, Malaysia’s Malindo Air, in association with Thai Lion Air, will start a direct flight from Kuala Lumpur to Varanasi on July 18.The airline has also announced connecting the holy city with other Southeast Asian cities such as Don Muan (Thailand), Singapore, Jakarta, Bali (Indonesia) and Hanoi (Vietnam), as Malindo looks to capitalise on pilgrim and tourist traffic.
Price of one-way ticket from Varanasi to Kuala Lumpur on economy class has been kept at Rs 20,437, while that for business class is priced at Rs 45,623.
According to news website nst.com, there will be three flights per week with a total capacity of 486 seats.
Sulaiman Suip, director of Tourism Malaysia in New Delhi, said tourist arrivals from India in the first three months of this year grew 18.6 per cent due to easy air links and a hassle-free online visa process. Read more