A few days after Air Asia X announced their exit from Mumbai and Delhi airports, the assurance that no other Air Asia group flights would be withdrawn was broken. Thai Air Asia decided to cancel its 4 times weekly A320 service on Bangkok – Delhi from from 24th March 2012, with the last flight operating from Bangkok to Delhi on 23rd March 2012.
Close on the heels, Austrian Airlines, a part of the Lufthansa Group, has decided to pull out of its 5 times a week Mumbai – Vienna service, with the last flight taking off from Mumbai on 25th March 2012. The Boeing 767-300 on this service goes on to service the middle-east market. My assumption is, if you are booked on this service later in the year, you’d be accomodated on Swiss, Lufthansa or another Lufthansa group carrier.
Air France has also trimmed its services to Mumbai, Delhi and Bangalore Airports, reducing them to 6 times a week from the existing daily service.