Thai AirAsia looks to India

8 Feb 2010

Low-cost carrier Thai AirAsia has announced ambitious plans to add key Indian cities to its network and upgrade its fleet.

The airline plans to start Bangkok-Mumbai services in April, followed by the capital New Delhi, West Bengal’s Kolkata and Hyderabad in Andhra Pradesh. The airline is awaiting approval from the Indian authorities.

The airline will replace its last Boeing B737-300s with eight Airbus A320s. Airbuses are more fuel efficient and offer 20 per cent more seats, said Thai AirAsia chief executive Tassapon Bijleveld.

Kenny Coyle

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