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Air Sahara expands network

india Updated: Sep 25, 2006 22:57 IST
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AIR SAHARA, India’s private domestic and international airline, on Sunday further expanded its network by starting two daily return flights from Indore to New Delhi.

Air Sahara is the only airline to offer two direct flights daily between the two cities. Indore is the third of the 14 new destinations being added by Air Sahara to its route network. Air Sahara plans to launch Mumbai-Indore flight by February next year.

The airline has 12 per cent market share in India. Effective today, Air Sahara will fly twice a day from Indore to Delhi everyday. The flights from Indore depart at 11.15 am and 8.45 pm while flights from Delhi depart at 9.25 am and 6.40 pm. The flight time is one hour and 20 minutes.

Addressing media persons here on Sunday, Air Sahara senior vice president K Damodaran said the new flights will have very convenient timings and will reduce the travel time to various destinations significantly.

 “Air Sahara is known to offer quality service and very attractive pricing options on its network and will offer the same for Indore as well.”

The Indore-Delhi flight connects to two international destinations, Singapore and Guangzhou in China, (to be launched in October) and to Lucknow. The same flight also connects passengers from Indore to a large international flight bank out of Delhi and to Air Sahara’s code-share flight with American Airlines to Chicago and onwards to the entire American Airlines network in USA.

Air Sahara Marketing head Inder Balani said, “We want to make foreign destinations affordable for the Indians and have a host of holiday packages to choose from”.

He said that the airline has a fly unlimited offer, whereby a passenger can travel any number of times by paying a fixed amount. “This scheme is very useful for frequent travellers.”

Air Sahara is starting with a small aircraft and will subsequently introduce a bigger jet once the demand picks up. The Indore-Delhi basic fare, not including taxes, is Rs 1975.