Air Deccan, one of India's leading private airlines, won an excellence award on Monday for the best low fare airline of 2006 by the Air Passenger Association of India (APAI).
"Air connectivity is the key to harness the vast potential that the tourism and hospitality industry has in India," GR Gopinath, managing director of Air Deccan, said in a statement.
"Tourism is the largest industry in the world today and a harbinger of development, employment and prosperity to a region. The need of the hour therefore is to develop effective infrastructure and air connectivity throughout the country," Gopinath added.
Air Deccan, which commands a market share of 21.6 per cent, has the largest network in India, currently covering 64 airports and plying over 350 flights a day.