Monday, January 08, 2018

AirAsia India to start daily flights to Bangkok and Kuala Lumpur by 2018-end

Around two years after the government made it easier for airlines to fly abroad, Indian airlines are gearing up for international runways. Low-cost airline AirAsia India, a joint venture of Tata Sons and Malaysia-based AirAsia Berhad, is likely to start international operations by the end of 2018.
Initially, the Bengaluru-headquartered airline will try to take advantage of the strong markets of AirAsia Berhad. AirAsia India will try to feed into the extensive international network of the AirAsia Group, beginning with daily services to Kuala Lumpur and Bangkok from Bengaluru and Kolkata. Some of the routes that the airline has sought permission for are Bengaluru-Kuala Lumpur, Kolkata-Dhaka, and Hyderabad-Kuala Lumpur.
The airline, which currently has 14 aircraft, plans to add at least eight annually for the next five years.
08/01/18 Nithya Nair