AirAsia X, Malaysia’s long-haul, budget airline has plans in place to restart flights to Indian cities. A senior executive of the company said recently flights to the country could start rolling in 1-3 years.
AirAsia X Looks To Restart India Flights
Good news is in store for travellers who were disappointed by AirAsia X’s last year decision of terminating flights service to India. Offering added opportunities to book cheap flight tickets, the airline will be restarting its operations to India in the next one to three years, announced the company’s senior executive recently.
The airline cited factors such as high airport costs and travel agent charges before pulling out the country last year.
The announcement comes close on heels of another announcement made by its parent that declared its plans to launch a carrier in India through a joint venture with the Tata Group and another investor. The carrier is aiming to bring into line its flights with the new joint-venture domestic carrier. The operator hopes to feed traffic from domestic flights into its long-haul network.
The company executive made it clear that while airport cost and travel agent issues still remain, the company will look for ways and means to work around them. He lamented the fact that online transaction for air tickets is still stumpy in India. Industry experts believe that agents put arbitrary charges on tickets, thus pushing up the cost of flight tickets.
AirAsia X is a long-haul, budget airline based in Malaysia. The re-initiation of flights service to India is surely going to work in favour of budget vacationers who seek cheap options when it comes to booking tickets on important regional routes.