Fare wars looming again? AirAsia offers flights to the North for less than Rs 2,000

Budget carrier AirAsia India will start operations in North India with the introduction of two new routes - Jaipur and Chandigarh. The airline is offering all-inclusive fare from as low as Rs 1,999 on these routes, which could initiate price wars similar to that sen on Bengaluru-Kochi sector.

According to a company press release, the airline will start daily flights from Bengaluru to Chandigarh, Bengaluru to Jaipur and vice versa, effective 5 September 2014. Bookings will begin from 25 July - 27 July 2014, for the travel period from 5 September - 25 October 2014.

AirAsia India also announced increase of its flight frequency from 1 to 2 daily flights from Bengaluru to Goa and vice versa, effective 5 September .

Mittu Chandilya, CEO, AirAsia India is quoted in the press release as saying, "Starting flights to Jaipur and Chandigarh was a strategic decision since we wanted to accelerate our operations in North, considering the demand for our services."

Earlier this week, AirAsia India announced the start of Bangalore-Kochi flights with tickets starting at Rs 500.

Last month AirAsia India launched flights from Bangalore to Chennai and Goa at prices much below levels which would cover costs of the airline.

AirAsia India launched its services more than 15 months after it announced a 49:30:21 partnership with Tata group and Arun Bhatia's Telestra TradePlace to set up a budget carrier in the country in February 2013.

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Updated Date: Jul 24, 2014 19:23:56 IST