AirAsia aligns its global and Indian operations

  • HT Correspondent, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
  • Updated: Jul 28, 2014 23:53 IST

AirAsia India has aligned its domestic and global network by launching operations to cities in south India, a move that should ensure a steady footfall of NRI’s and tourists.

AirAsia India operates to Chennai, Bangalore, Kochi, Goa and will launch operations to Chandigarh and Jaipur from September. AirAsia through its operations based in Thailand and Malaysia connects Chennai, Bangalore, Kochi, Tiruchirappalli and Kolkata to ASEAN countries.

“It’s a practical approach since it gives AirAsia India steady footfalls of NRIs and tourists coming in on its international flights, and once the discriminatory 5/20 Rule is abolished, it can also operate on global routes in the night, providing greater benefits” said Amber Dubey, partner and India head of aerospace and defense, KPMG.

“It’s a good strategy as it gives customers good connections with both airlines providing traffic to each other,” said Subhash Goyal, chairman, STIC Travel Group

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