AIRASIA plans to open new routes such as India from Kualanamu Airport in Deli Serdang, North Sumatra. This plan follows the development of the airport as a center or hub for international flights.

The company announced that it will serve flights to cities in northern Southeast Asia, southern China, and eastern and southern India from Kualanamu Airport.

AirAsia plans to allocate more Airbus A320 aircraft, which are generally used for short and medium-haul flights, to operate from the KNO airport.

“By expanding (operations) at the KNO hub, AirAsia hopes to bring in more passenger and aircraft movements at KNO,” said Indonesia AirAsia President Director Veranita Yosephine Sinaga in a press release, Tuesday (9/20).

“In the future, AirAsia will support KNO to become an airport where AirAsia’s international passengers can go to other international destinations, such as at the airports in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia and Changi, Singapore. Indonesia AirAsia will announce the new routes at a later date, subject to approval from the authorities,” she said.

In addition to domestic flights, AirAsia has served international flights from Kualanamu Airport to Kuala Lumpur International Airport and Penang International Airport in Malaysia, as well as Don Mueang International Airport in Thailand. [sources/photo special]