Fly from Kochi to Bangalore on Air Asia at Rs 500

Four days after breaking into the domestic aviation space, the country’s fourth budget carrier AirAsia India on Monday announced the addition of Kochi to its network from July 20.

The airline will start daily flights on the Bangalore-Kochi sector, effective July 20, AirAsia said, offering limited promotional seats for all-inclusive fare of Rs 500 from Bangalore to Kochi and vice versa. Guests will be able to start their booking on at 9.30 pm from June 16 to June 22 for the travel period from July 20 to October 25, the release stated.

“We are excited to announce our third destination Kochi, within a few days of our launch. We are very encouraged by the outstanding reception to our product and service,” AirAsia India CEO Mittu Chandilya said, “We have done a complete analysis on our third destination and we are confident we will be able to reach out to more first time fliers. We will stand by our promise to deliver a quality product to our guests that promises value for their money,” he added.

Malaysia-based AirAsia currently operates international routes into Bangalore, Chennai, Kochi, Kolkata and Trichy. Breaking into Indian domestic aviation space, AirAsia India on Thursday began its operations with a flight from Bangalore to Goa, in a move that is expected to intensify the fare war among the no-frill airlines in the loss-hit sector. AirAsia India, the Indian arm of Asia’s biggest budget carrier Malaysia-based AirAsia Bhd, thus became the fourth low-cost carrier in the country after IndiGo, SpiceJet and GoAir.