Saturday, September 09, 2017

AirAsia India introduces three new routes in wake of additional Airbus A320 aircraft to its fleet

Chennai: Domestic low-cost carrier AirAsia India is expanding into three new flights in India on the back of its recently inducted Airbus A320 aircraft.

The new flights will throw open three new routes from Ranchi — one each to Bengaluru, Hyderabad and Bhubaneswar. The carrier will also increase flight frequency on the Bengaluru-Hyderabad route.

The development comes on the back of a government-led push to increase flights to under-served locations, like Ranchi. “We are happy to add new routes connecting tier-II cities, while making air travel affordable to one and all,” said AirAsia India’s managing director and chief executive officer Amar Abrol, while announcing the new routes.

The expansion is important for the carrier, which has had its eye on a bigger share of the Indian market for a long time now. Group CEO Tony Fernandes had said as much during the launch of the Indian arm of the aviation group in June 2013, stating that India will “become a very big hub” for the carrier.
09/09/17 New Indian Express

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