AirAsia India just announces inaugural airfare of Rs 990 in Bangalore-Goa sector


Chennai: The much-awaited AirAsia India on Friday announced its maiden flight from Bangalore to Goa for Rs 990 starting June 12. The booking would begin at 9:30pm on Friday, AirAsia India CEO Mittu Chandilya said at press conference in Chennai. Fernandes had on Thursday announced the launch of flights on micro blogging platform Twitter, saying that the "first flight (will be on) June 12" and ticket sales will open on Friday. AirAsia India, whose top officials have promised to offer low and competitive airfares, will focus on connecting Tier-II cities to begin with. AirAsia India is a three way joint venture in which AirAsia BhD holds a 49 per cent stake, Tata Sons holds 30 per cent and another Indian entity, Telestra Tradeplace holds the remaining 21 per cent.The first aircraft of AirAsia, an Airbus A320, landed in Chennai on 22 March. The aircraft is configured with an all economy layout of 180 seats from the Airbus factory in Toulouse.