AirAsia India is introducing new direct flights connecting Kolkata. In a post on social media network Facebook, AirAsia India stated: “Rejoice, Jaipur! Presently Kolkata is only a flight away! With our direct flights to Kolkata, explore, experience, and enjoy the Pink City! Book your flights from #Jaipur for awesome fares, just on www.airasia.com.” AirAsia India, a joint venture between Tata Sons and Malaysian airline AirAsia, additionally reported more direct flights from Kolkata. In a prior Facebook post, the airline stated: “Kolkata, we’re presently connecting you to all the 4 parts of India! Fly with us to #Bengaluru, #Bhubaneswar, #Bagdogra, #Jaipur, #NewDelhi for awesome fares…”
In a daily paper advertisement, AirAsia said it was launching daily direct flights between New Delhi and Kolkata from August 1, 2017. The carrier said it was offering all-inclusive fares beginning at Rs. 2,990 on flights from New Delhi to Kolkata.
A search on the AirAsia bookings portal showed flights from the national capital to Kolkata in the beginning of next month were being offered at Rs. 2,990.
The declarations by AirAsia India come amid high competition among airlines working in the market, a few experts said.
The Indian market has been seeing double-digit percentage growth in passenger traffic for many months in a row now. In the month of May, airlines working in the Indian market carriers ferried more than one crore travelers – most in a month – to log a year-on-year growth of more than 17%, data from aviation regulator DGCA appeared.