AirAsia to start flying from Capital today
Budget carrier AirAsia India will spread its wings to the national capital with the launch of its services from here on Thursday, nearly a year after it commenced operations in the country. The airline had last month, while announcing its plans to operate services from the Indira Gandhi International
Airport here, had said that New Delhi would serve as its hub for the North India market.
As of now, the domestic arm of the Malaysian no-frills airline AirAsia flies to Chennai, Kochi, Goa, Chandigarh, Jaipur, Pune from its Bengaluru base. The airline would launch flights to Bengaluru, Goa and Guwahati from here. AirAsia India on this occasion organised a pre-launch special patch flight for prominent personalities here to give them a special onboard flight experience.
Among those guests on the special short flight included Civil Aviation Minister Ashok Gajapathi Raju, his deputy Mahesh Sharma, AirAsia India board member Arun Bhatia, airline's non-executive chairman Ramadorai and several ministry officials besides AirAsia India chief executive <g data-gr-id="20">Mittu</g> Chandilya. "We are very excited to step into Delhi. The celebration today is the result of constant hard work, meticulous planning and undying dedicated spirit of our team. I would like to thank everyone associated with AirAsia India for the support.”