Monday, January 18, 2016

Air Asia pitches for better flying rights in India

New Delhi: Pitching for additional flying rights ahead of its re-entry in the Indian market next month, Malaysia's AirAsia X, the long-haul arm of budget carrier AirAsia Berhad, says it plans to provide greater connectivity to Australia and North Asia via Kuala Lumpur from here in its second coming.

"The airports are supportive.... The only issuThe carrier, which had opted out of Delhi and Mumbai routes in early 2012 citing high airport costs, also said it may look at launching flights to the Malaysian capital from other airports like Ahmedabad and Amritsar as well. AirAsia X has announced resumption of its Delhi flight from February 3, which will be operated four times a week.
e we may have is the bilateral (flying rights) constraints in adding frequencies... We want our government to talk with the Indian Government to open more bilaterals," AirAsia X  Berhad Chief Executive Officer Ben Ismail told PTI.
18/01/16 PTI/Hans India
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