Malaysia Is Becoming Visa-Free For Indians; Here’s A List Of All Flights From 11 Indian Cities To Consider

Malaysia announced it will soon become visa-free for Indians, so here is the list of flights that connect the two countries.

by Vaishalee Kalvankar
Malaysia Is Becoming Visa-Free For Indians; Here’s A List Of All Flights From 11 Indian Cities To Consider

Malaysia unexpectedly announced that Indian nationals will also be eligible for visa-free travel alongside Chinese citizens. Chinese and Malaysian tourism have not yet recovered to pre-COVID levels, despite the fact that Indian tourism has greatly increased. Recently, Malaysia announced it will soon become visa-free for Indian nationals from December 1. So here’s a list of flights that will take you to the country. 

Carriers To Take You To Malaysia

Malaysia has long been a welcoming destination for tourists, and obtaining a tourist visa has been an easy process. Furthermore, the expenses have not been unaffordable. 

One of the only nations where Malaysian rights to India have been fully utilized is Malaysia, where Indian carriers are underutilized. There is now only one daily flight that is run by an Indian airline. From Chennai, IndiGo runs a daily flight to Kuala Lumpur.

More than 170 weekly departures are available from 11 locations in India on the four Malaysian airlines: Malaysia Airlines, Batik Air Malaysia (previously Malindo), AirAsia Bhd., and AirAsia X. These comprise five destinations covered by the India-ASEAN open skies agreement, in addition to flights to all six major cities: Delhi, Mumbai, Kolkata, Chennai, Bengaluru, and Hyderabad. Amritsar, Ahmedabad, Trichy, Kochi, and Trivandrum are the locations. 

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Weekly Frequencies And Routes

Malaysian carriers have been growing quickly in India. Recently, Malaysia Airlines began offering service to Amritsar; shortly, it will resume service to Ahmedabad and Trivandrum. There are now flights from AirAsia to Trivandrum.

The hubs in Bangkok, Kuala Lumpur, and Singapore will face pressure as Indian airlines broaden their reach and foreign carriers, such as those from Vietnam, gain traction in Indian markets. Malaysian carriers will be able to handle these pressures with the aid of a visa-free policy. 

The following routes have weekly frequencies:

  • 42 from Chennai (IndiGo, Malaysia Airlines, Air Asia)
  • 23 from Delhi and Kochi (Malaysia Airlines, Batik Air Malaysia)
  • 22 from Trichy (Air Asia and Batik Air Malaysia)
  • 18 from Bengaluru (Malaysia Airlines, Air Asia, Batik Air Malaysia)
  • 15 from Mumbai and Hyderabad
  • 11 from Amritsar (Malaysia Airlines, Batik Air Malaysia, Air Asia X)
  • 10 from Kolkata (Air Asia and Batik Air Malaysia)
  • Twice from Ahmedabad (to resume) and Trivandrum (Malaysia Airlines)

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India Is The Fifth Largest Source

Given that the ASEAN open skies arrangement permits travel to eighteen destinations, it is not surprising that more flights from Malaysian airlines will be added. At the moment, only IndiGo offers a meager seven weekly flights to Malaysia. 

This suggests that, as it struggles with plane scarcity, IndiGo is prioritizing profitable routes for its return trips. Travelers who usually combine their visit to the country with a vacation to Singapore continue to rank it as their second choice. Singapore is a city state, but Thailand has expanded its tourism industry beyond Bangkok, with Phuket and Krabi growing in popularity with Indian travelers.

Malaysia, on the other hand, has not been able to rapidly rise to that level due to Kuala Lumpur being the primary destination for tourists. Penang and Langkawi have not had the same attraction.  (As per Hindustan Times)

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