Worldwide Hook up with Business Hub
• Prior Covid-19, Vizag had flight connectivity to Dubai, Kuala Lumpur, Bangkok and Singapore
• With normalcy restored, selective operation of flights underneath ‘air bubble’ have been launched in December 2021
• First airline to revive service was Scoot, with three days per week flight on Dec 29, 2021 to 5 days per week
• Talks are in progress to function flights by SpiceJet and VietJet Air from Vizag to Bangkok, Dubai, Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh Metropolis
Visakhapatnam: Visakhapatnam, the primary business hub of Andhra Pradesh is all set to have a direct flight to Malaysia from March 28 going by the indications.
A delegation from Malaysia visited the town and held talks with the authorities. “The indications are fairly encouraging and senior officers from Batik Air sought approvals to function a direct flight from Visakhapatnam to Kuala Lumpur frequently,” Director of Visakhapatnam Worldwide Airport Ok Srinivasa Rao instructed Bizz Buzz on Tuesday.
Tourism Malaysia held their second roadshow right here in August final yr throughout which Deputy Minister for Tourism, Arts and Tradition Dabuk Seri Santhara and Director of Tourism (South India and Sri Lanka) Razaidi Abd Rahim noticed large potential for tourism amongst southern components of India and Malaysia attributable to sturdy bilateral and cultural relationship. They’d mentioned that improvement of Buddhist circuit would carry numerous Malaysians to Andhra Pradesh.
Malindo Airways, a low-cost service from Malaysia after rebranding as Batik Air in April 2022 introduced its plans to rework Kuala Lumpur Worldwide Airport (KLIA) right into a transit hub for Lion Group of Airways.
Previous to Covid-19, Visakhapatnam had flight connectivity to Dubai, Kuala Lumpur, Bangkok and Singapore. Nonetheless, after the outbreak of the pandemic, all flight providers have been suspended.
When normalcy restoration began, the Ministry of Civil Airways launched selective operation of flights underneath ‘air bubble’ in December 2021. The primary airline to revive was Scoot, a subsidiary of Singapore Worldwide Airways. Initially it reintroduced service with three days per week flight on December 29, 2021 and later elevated the frequency to 5 days per week from March 27, 2022.
Air Travellers Affiliation of Andhra president Ok Vijaya Mohan mentioned after extended discussions with the Malaysian authorities, a call has been taken to function a flight by Batik Air from March 28. He mentioned talks are in progress to function abroad flights by SpiceJet and VietJet Air from the town to Bangkok, Dubai, Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh Metropolis.
He mentioned the issues confronted by VietJet in plying direct flights from Hyderabad and Bengaluru won’t be there for Visakhapatnam service. He mentioned, in future extra worldwide operators will introduce flights from Visakhapatnam as many at the moment are being compelled to go for a circuitous journey for visiting America and varied components of Europe.
Air India Specific operates a direct flight between Vijayawada and Sharjah. In line with sources, there are efforts for introduction of connectivity to Muscat and Kuwait from Vijayawada as many journey to those locations enroute Chennai and Hyderabad.