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AirAsia to set up hub in Delhi, commence flights to Guwahati

AirAsia India had initially said it would not operate from destinations including Delhi and Mumbai due to high airport charges.

No-frills carrier AirAsia India on Monday said that it will set up its northern hub in New Delhi and commence flights out of the capital to Guwahati, Goa and Bangalore starting May 21, 2015.

While Bangalore will remain as its home base, the airline will have engineering and operations staff stationed at Chennai.

Mittu Chandilya, chief executive officer, AirAsia India, said, “The new sectors will allow more people to experience air travel in India. We will continue to build our network throughout India through both our Northern and Southern hubs.

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“The airline has announced promotional fares from Rs 1,700 for travel to Bangalore and Goa and of Rs 1,500 to Guwahati. The fares are valid for bookings made between 21 and 26 April for travel between 21 and 31 May.

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AirAsia India had initially said it would not operate from destinations including Delhi and Mumbai due to high airport charges.

The airline had later changed tracks and said it is ready to take on competition in the bigger markets including Delhi. Chennai-based airline AirAsia India has started its flights connecting Kochi, Goa, Chandigarh, Jaipur, Pune from Bangalore.