Red Eyes: Low-cost, late-night flights to be launched soon

Tata Sons-Air Asia joint venture is planning to launch late night domestic flights with low fares.

hidden September 26, 2014 10:16:24 IST
Red Eyes: Low-cost, late-night flights to be launched soon

The Tata Sons-Air Asia joint venture is planning to launch late night domestic flights with low fares.

Red Eyes Lowcost latenight flights to be launched soon

Representational image. Reuters

A report in The Times of India says that such flights are called 'red eyes' in the West because of the red, watery eyes of the sleepy passengers. Such flights are also very popular because of their cheap prices.

"This is among the pushing-the-envelope plans we have for our airline. It will increase aircraft utilization for airlines. And for passengers, there will be other attraction apart from low fares as people who do not want to spend on staying the night in a hotel can return to their home cities on these flights instead of waiting for the morning flights," said Mittu Chandilya, CEO of AirAsia India Private Limited told The Times of India.

AirAsia also recently announced a discounted ticket scheme, offering flyers an all inclusive one-way ticket price of Rs 690 from Bangalore to Chennai, Kochi, Goa; and Rs 2,390 from Bangalore to Jaipur and Chandigarh.

Moreover, AirAsia group chief executive Tony Fernandes said that the airline also plans to introduce a flight from Mumbai.

(With inputs from PTI)

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