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AirAsia India (rpt India) set to launch flights from New Delhi

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

No-frills carrier AirAsia India today announced spreading its wings to the national capital which would serve as its hub for the north India market.

The airline would connect New Delhi with Bengaluru, Guwahati and Goa from May 21, AirAsia India said in a release.

The carrier has offered an all-inclusive fares of as low as Rs 1,500 for the New Delhi-Guwahati sector and Rs 1,700 for the New Delhi-Goa and New Delhi-Bengaluru sectors.

As of now, the domestic arm of the Malaysian airline AirAsia is operating from Bengaluru to five airports in the country.

"We are very excited about coming into New Delhi and setting it up as our north region hub. Our entry into New Delhi market is a sign of confidence in our business model and in our performance that we can come into a highly-saturated market and help expand the market by providing connectivity to the undeserved," AirAsia India chief executive Mittu Chandilya said.

It would be an opportunity AirAsia would have to work hard for, but one where the passengers should be the distinct winners with more choice and lower fares, he said.

The new sectors will allow more people to experience air travel in India, he said, adding "we will continue to build our network throughout India through both our northern and southern hub".

First Published: Mon, April 20 2015. 20:42 IST