Low-cost carrier AirAsia India is all set to launch domestic flights from June 12, 2014 with a Bangalore-Goa service. Tickets are on sale and as per reports they are vanishing fast.

Much to the delight of budget travellers planning holidays in India, the low cost carrier, AirAsia India, is all set to operate domestic flights in the country. Flights for the airline’s first operation between Bangalore and Goa will begin from June 12. The sale of Bangalore-Goa flight tickets is already underway and as per the new reports, the response from customers has been phenomenal.

AirAsia India is a joint venture between AirAsia, Tata Sons Arun Bhatia’s Telestra Tradeplace. It is likely to bring cheers to Indian travellers who look for pocket-friendly air tickets for domestic travel. Even international tourists, who are on India holidays, will have a cheap option to consider whenever they have to travel within the nation.

AirAsia India had originally hoped to commence flights by October-November 2013 but this got delayed due to pending clearances.

The carrier has formed a hub at Chennai and recently decided for Bangalore-Goa as its first operation in the nation. Both cities are extremely popular destinations. While Bangalore is a major IT hub, Goa is a world-renowned leisure destination with pristine beaches.

AirAsia, the Kuala Lumpur based parent company, already offers flights to India in the international circuit. International services to cities like Chennai, Bangalore, Tiruchirappalli, Kochi and Kolkata are available with AirAsia. Within India, the airline will have to compete with other popular budget carriers such as IndiGo, SpiceJet and GoAir.

AirAsia India has promised its customers low and competitively-priced air tickets. “Dramatically low” airfares were promised by the airline earlier this year.

Initially, the carrier is most likely going to focus on connecting Tier-II cities in India. The airline has plans in place to have a 10-aircraft fleet within a year of start of its flight operations. A couple of months back, AirAsia India received its first A-320 aircraft configured in an all-economy layout with 180 seats, highlighting the carrier’s focus on affordable travel.

AirAsia is known to have revolutionised the aviation market in Malaysia with its low-priced tickets. Airline’s agenda for India is the same.

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