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Air Asia India coming to Mumbai?? Await super low fares

In what may be one of the first big change of strategies for Air Asia in India, they seem to have decided they cannot look away from the Indian metros. Air Asia India, when they launched earlier this year, had decided to focus on tier 2 markets, and open new routes. And hence, they’ve been operating flights from Bangalore to Goa, Chennai and Kochi, and very recently to Chandigarh and Jaipur. I’d almost given up hope on flying Air Asia in India, since they don’t cover my home airport, which is Mumbai. Until yesterday when Mr. Tony Fernandes, the big man at Air Asia, announced his intentions to be flying out of Mumbai, soon. In Incredible India.bombay is changing by…

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AirAsia India plans slew of fees, gets thundered by DGCA

AirAsia India is all set to launch next week, and while they are keeping all their cards very close to their chest, it seems the regulator DGCA does not like some of their plans, because they were not informed in advance. Like I wrote last week, Air Asia went down the path followed by SpiceJet in their INR 5 tickets during the launch sale last Friday. How did they turn out different than the other low-fare carriers in India? They plan to charge for everything which is their model across the rest of Asia where they operate. Here is a screen grab of their charges which they want to put out. How is it different? For one, Indigo, SpiceJet and…

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Air Asia to sell INR 5 tickets till June 01, 2014

Air Asia is going to be starting its ticket sales for its India operations which will start between Bangalore – Goa and Bangalore – Chennai in a few days. To come out with a splash, they are selling INR 5 base fare tickets, 15000 of them. Other tickets will go away at INR 990 later. Be aware that the Bangalore – Goa route will start on June 12, while Bangalore – Chennai route will operate from June 19 onwards. Here are the schedules: BLR-GOI I51320 1510-1625 GOI-BLR I51321 1655-1805 BLR-MAA I51211 0555-0655 MAA-BLR I51212 0730-0830 BLR-MAA I51217 1835-1935 MAA-BLR I51218 2050-2150 The tickets for this promotion are valid for booking till June 1, 2014 and flying till October 25, 2014.…

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Air Asia India to fly Bangalore-Goa for INR 990 a.i. from June 12

Yesterday, I put in some details about the expected start of Air Asia India from June 12, 2014. Further, my prediction was that Chennai (MAA) – Bangalore (BLR) was going to be the first route for them. Turns out I was not entirely correct with that. Air Asia will be operating Bangalore (BLR) – Goa (GOI) on June 12, 2014 as its first flight at 3 PM. They have priced the tickets at INR 990 all inclusive, and plan to turn around the plane in 30 minutes. And not all tickets would be at these prices. The next route to be operated will be Bangalore (BLR) – Chennai (MAA) which will operate 2x daily frequencies. So it will be a…

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Air Asia India set to launch on June 12, 2014

Air Asia India has been a long time in the coming, and it is going to be here now in two weeks. They have been assigned the tailsign I5 by IATA for Indian operations. As per Tony Fernandes on Twitter, tickets will go on sale tomorrow (May 30, 2014) and the first flight will take place on June 12, 2014. Very very proud to announce AirAsia India open for sale tomorrow. Wow. First flight June 12th. Ser you all In India on the 12th. — Tony Fernandes (@tonyfernandes) May 29, 2014   I’ll fill you guys in the details when I can get some more. Related Posts: Air Asia India all set to launch Air Asia is coming to India,…

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