ENDING months of speculations, AirAsia Goup CEO Tony Fernandes has confirmed that AirAsia India will take off this June.
Fernandes announced in a Tweet yesterday: “Very very proud to announce AirAsia India open for sale tomorrow. Wow. First flight June 12th. See you all In India on the 12th."
The Times of India reported that the airline would begin operations with two daily flights on the Chennai-Bengaluru-Chennai route and a daily flight on Bengaluru-Goa- Bengaluru sector.
“Considering that 50 per cent of the domestic air travel market in India is between Delhi and Mumbai, through our South India operations we will strive for equal distribution of air traffic," Fernandes had said once.
The LCC, a joint venture between Malaysia's AirAsia Group, Tata Sons and Telestra Tradeplace, received its air operating licence early this month and is expected to offer fares between 30 and 35 per cent lower than its rivals’.
"AirAsia is entering a market where most of the airlines are facing heavy losses. It will be interesting to see how they manage profitability," said Ankush Nijhawan, managing director, Nijhawan Group of Companies.