- AirAsia India announces more direct flights from Kolkata
- Airline launching daily direct flights from New Delhi to Kolkata
- Airlines in the market are in a highly competitive mode, say analysts
In a newspaper 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 starting 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 Indian market has been witnessing double-digit percentage growth in passenger traffic for many months in a row now. In the month of May, airlines operating in the Indian market carriers ferried over one crore passengers - most in a month - to log a year-on-year growth of over 17 per cent, data from aviation regulator DGCA showed.