AirAsia to double its number of services to India by Aug-2010
AirAsia confirmed plans to double its number of weekly services to India by Aug-2010 (Business Standard, 13-Mar-2010). The Malaysian LCC currently operates 70 frequencies per week to the country, and plans to launch a further 78, including new services to Bangalore, Chennai, Delhi and Hyderabad. Thai AirAsia plans to launch services to Delhi and Kolkata, and has also applied to launch services to Amristar and Mumbai, which will further increase the Group’s weekly flights to the country to 160 – see Route Changes Table for more information. AirAsia stated load factor on Indian routes is currently approximately 80%.