On Friday low-cost carrier AirAsia said about their new price rate on the Bangalore-Goa route. The price tag includes taxes and it is Rs. 990.
Mittu Chandilya, AirAsia India chief executive said that the first A320 flight is scheduled to leave Bangalore on the afternoon of 12th June. The booking opened on Friday from 9:30 p.m.
The airline will also operate flights from Bangalore to Chennai starting from 19th June at a fare starting from Rs. 490 including taxes. Chennai to Bangalore flights will be even more cheaper starting from Rs. 339 including taxes.
AirAsia's website said that the booking period will be 30th May to 1st June, only for the travel period is from 12th June ti 15th October.
AirAsia India has a joint venture between Malaysian carrier AirAsia, Tata Sons, and Arun Bhatia's Telestra Tradeplace, was granted a flying licence by the Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA).
Mr Chandilya said, "AirAsia will be opening up the bookings this evening. By 9.30 pm our fares will be up there in our website. Our first route will be from Bangalore to Goa and Goa to Bangalore. We are very excited about that. Our collective goal is that every Indian should have an opportunity to fly. We have our plane parked here already."
Mr Chandilya responded to the query and said that by end of this financial year (2014-15), the airline hopes to connect 10 cities, with 10 aircraft.
"We have about 300 people right now. Basically, we have about 80 people for one aircraft," he said to a query on how many people the airline would be adding this financial year.