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Air India Express Now Flies to KLIA

28 October 2007

Sepang, 28 October 2007 - 2007 continues to be a fruitful year to KL International Airport (KLIA) when Air India Express made its maiden flight to KLIA today, becoming the 5th airline to start servicing KLIA this year, taking the total of international airlines operating into KLIA to 51.

Starting today, Air India Express operates daily to KLIA, flying the Chennai - Kuala Lumpur vice versa route, utilising B738 type of aircraft. Flight IX621 arrives Kuala Lumpur at 8.45am and Flight IX622 departs for Chennai at 9.45am every day.

In a welcome reception held at KLIA today, the arriving passengers were greeted by Y.Bhg. Tan Sri Datuk Dr. Aris Othman, Chairman of Malaysia Airports and Y. Bhg. Dato Seri Bashir Ahmad, Managing Director of Malaysia Airports. Also there to welcome the passengers were His Excellency Mr. Ashok K. Kantha from Indian High Commission, Mr. Thengavelu, President of Malaysian Indian Travel Agent Associations and Mr. Saket Saran, Manager of Air India Express.

Dato Seri Bashir said: "We are certainly delighted to welcome another airline to KLIA and I am pleased to note that up to this date, Malaysia Airports have managed to lure five airlines to KLIA this year, namely GMG Airlines, Etihad Airways, EgyptAir, Jetstar and also Air India Express. These airlines originate from different countries and offer diverse destinations, which benefits KLIA in terms of connections."

He added: "We are also pleased that Air India Express has commenced operations with daily frequency, which is a clear indication of their confidence in the market between Malaysia and India."

Air India Express, an international budget carrier is a wholly owned subsidiary of Air India. It provides direct connections between cities in the interior of India with destinations in Gulf & South East Asia. It offers internet based reservation system.

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