Saturday, December 19, 2009

AirAsia plans more routes in India

15 December 2009

KUALA LUMPUR — Asia’s leading low-cost airline AirAsia is planning to expand its route network in India, particularly in a market that no other airline is serving directly.

Its regional head of commercial, Kathleen Tan, said destinations on the budget carrier’s network radar included Chennai, Hyderabad, Banglore and Mumbai.

“Moving forward, we are looking into expanding our route network in India and opening up the market,” Tan said in a statement here.

“AirAsia is very committed to expand this market and provide an excellent opportunity to travellers from India to enjoy our revolutionary low fares at 5-star service,” she said.

Commenting on the successful launch of the Kochi-Kuala Lumpur route today, Tan said Kochi is one of AirAsia’s latest Indian destinations alongside Kolkata and Thiruvananthapuram.

She said since opening of the Kochi route two month ago, the airline recorded a strong pick-up with over 82 per cent load factor.

“We have sold approximately 35,000 seats for the route, an evident that the direct daily flights to this route has been long awaited by the general public,” she added.

Tan also said that AirAsia was utilising a new modern fleet of comfortable and spacious Airbus A320 aircraft for all flights to India.



sampath said...

Hi Sir,
Next year june month world classical tanil conference going to be held at coimbatore. Tamil People from all over the world coming to coimbatore. Please start KL-Coimbatore service on remarking the biggest event.
Already combatore direct flight servcie between Singapore weekly thrice sucessfully for past two years. Coimbatore is one of top ten industrial city in india. It has tremendous business and tourism potential.

AirAsia Fans Club said...

hi Sampath.. nice to c u back.. i think airasia can't get a approval on tat route...

Anonymous said...

Fly fly to Coimbatore from Penang!

Anonymous said...

I think Tiger Airways will fly to Coimbatore before Air Asia does.

Pravin said...

My family is interested in flying with Air Asia from Gold Coast to Coimbatore. We are now flying to Chennai and Trichirapalli from Gold Coast and would prefer Coimbatore.

Hope the route to Coimbatore is opened soon (at least in early 2011). I know a lot of people in Brisbane and Gold Coast who would be flying in the Gold Coast to KL and KL to Coimbatore sector.

Anonymous said...

I agree with Pravin. Air Asia will make a huge profit when it flies to Coimbatore. I myself will fly four times a year from Perth.