AirAsia looking to expand in tier-II, III cities, overseas destinations

airliner last week inducted its 16th aircraft

With government promoting the air connectivity of the tier-II and tier-III Indian cities, the budget carrier AirAsia India has charted out expansion plans accordingly.

The airliner is also set to commence flights to overseas destinations by January 2019, according to the sources.

The airliner last week inducted its 16th aircraft and announced the addition of Nagpur and Indore to its list of destinations.

According to AirAsia India, the company will have overseas operations by January 2019 once they have 20 or more planes.

Stating that 27% of the people who fly with AirAsia were flying for the first time ever, the airliner said.

The company officials said that they will be flying mostly to Malaysia, Indonesia and neighbouring SAARC countries as well.

The government’s ambitious UDAN (Ude Desh Ke Aam Naagrik) scheme, under which fares are capped at Rs 2,500 for a one-hour flight, also aims at boosting air connectivity.

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