AirAsia India plans to start multiple flights connecting Ahmedabad; may add five more aircraft to expand fleet size to 29

  • Ahmedabad will become the 21st destination on the airline's network after the beginning of services on the Ahmedabad-Bengaluru route

  • With its expansion plans firming up steadily, the low-budget carrier plans to add a few more destinations by 2020

  • As on 10 October, the carrier had a fleet of total 20 aircraft and since then, it has added four planes in its fleet

New Delhi: AirAsia India will fly daily on the Ahmedabad-Bengaluru route from 22 November and after that it plans to start multiple flights connecting the commercial capital of Gujarat with major destinations like Delhi, Goa and Hyderabad, an official said.

Ahmedabad will become the 21st destination on the airline's network after the beginning of services on the Ahmedabad-Bengaluru route.

"We will soon be launching Ahmedabad-Delhi by next month, with increased frequency to 3X (three times) daily, further down the line. Alongside that, we will also be increasing the Ahmedabad-Bengaluru frequency to 2x (two times) daily," Sanjay Kumar, the chief operating officer (COO), AirAsia India, told PTI.

 AirAsia India plans to start multiple flights connecting Ahmedabad; may add five more aircraft to expand fleet size to 29

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He said the low-budget carrier is keen on expanding its operations in Ahmedabad by introducing flights on the Ahmedabad-Goa and Ahmedabad-Hyderabad routes.

AirAsia India is a joint venture between Tata Sons Limited and Malaysia-based AirAsia Berhad.

"With our expansion plans firming up steadily, we plan to add a few more destinations by 2020 which we will keep you posted about," Kumar told PTI.

As on 10 October, the carrier had a fleet of total 20 aircraft. Since then, it has added four planes in its fleet.

"Our fleet size currently stands at 24 at the moment and we plan to add five more by the year-end," he said.

"We started off the year with 18 aircraft in our fleet which will see a surge of over 50 percent by the year-end as we have plans to take our aircraft count to 29," he added.

AirAsia India has been one of the top spot bearer in the on time performance, passenger load factor and reliability chart calibrated and released by the Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA), Kumar said.

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Updated Date: Nov 11, 2019 10:14:25 IST