AirAsia is a Malaysia-based low-cost carrier (LCC), with its headquarters near Kuala Lumpur. As per a recent research, it was found that this carrier offers seats at the lowest air fare to a number of national as well as international destinations. It caters to more than hundred cities of the world and has one of the largest fleet sizes, more than 150 aircraft. Along with providing cheap airline services, it is expanding at a fast pace. It recently placed orders for more than 300 models, to be delivered in the coming years, which will be deployed on new or existing routes. In addition to this, the group also operates subsidiaries in Philippines, Thailand, India and Japan under the same name. The AirAsia Zest is a joint venture between AMY Holdings Inc. and AirAsia, which offers domestic international tourists services, primarily operating on the Cebu and Manila route.
Set up in emerging markets like India and Japan helped the airline in attracting fliers of the niche market. While an international set up allows it to enjoy benefits of large scale operations, this how it extends cheapest domestic flights for passengers. The airline has recently introduced regional passes to reduce the cost of travelling in the Southeast Asian region. This pass will be valid in all ASEAN countries, available from January 2015. Travellers can fly to around 10 destinations in one month for 499 ringgits (approximately). The chief executive officer (CEO) of the carrier said that this is to attract travellers from all across the globe and providing them with a smooth experience and economical deal. After analysing initial marketing and advertising responses, a spokesperson revealed the fact that it is positive so far.
Apart from this, the CEO also said that the company is looking forward toward to expanding global business, and deployment of resources in Malaysia is not on the list in the near future. It has recently announced plans to expand business on Delhi-Mumbai route, which is now followed by the re-opening of Kuala Lumpur and London services. It discontinued services on this route back in 2012 due to high taxes in Europe. However, after observing increasing demands on it, the management has taken this decision. In addition to this, the company may also add Hawaii in its booking option list soon.
India is one of the most popular destinations among tourists from across the globe. From scenic Himalayan ranges in the north to sparkling beaches in the south and from green valleys in the east to deserts in the west, there is lot to see and experience in this nation. People who want to explore India and wish to come here with lowest air fare can reserve seats with low-cost carriers operating in the region. A few days back SpiceJet, IndiGo and GoAir announced holiday sales for different destinations. The months between November and March are considered to be the best times to visit this country because of pleasant weather. Travellers can enjoy snowfall in Shimla that usually starts in the last week of November and lasts for a week or ten days.
They can reach this place by road, trains or booking flights to Shimla. Low-cost carriers (LCCs) like GoAir and SpiceJet often announce discounts for travel to tourist destinations. Colonial buildings amidst lush green vegetation and snow-capped Himalayan mountain peaks are main attractions of this hill station. Travellers can head towards Manali or Mandi to behold the beauty of these valleys. The airport is around 23 km from the town and can be easily reached by booking cabs or taking help of public transport. Apart from this, a number of flights from Shimla Airport (SLV) to many international cities are operated for the convenience of travellers. People can also head to Delhi, Chennai, Bengaluru, Cochin, Ahmedabad or Goa as direct flights are operated to these cities from SLV.
The flamboyant colours of Goa in the months of December and January are worth visiting. This state located on the south-western region of the country showcases perfect blend of modern and colonial charm. Parties start from Christmas and end till the first week of the New Year. Tourists can easily reach here by boarding flights to Goa from all the major cities of the country and international airports. Goa International Airport is the nearest air gateway in the region, located at around 30 km from Panaji. Apart from domestic, global tourist destinations are also well connected.
As per several researches and reports, the Middle Eastern and Asian markets may emerge as the largest for the aviation service providers. Countries like China, India and Dubai are on the top of the list, where market players are showing their interest. This is the reason people can see a number of players settling their bases in these countries. The Malaysia-based airline AirAsia recently commenced its services in India. It provided the lowest air fare to attract new fliers and has been quite successful so far. This has induced other carriers to bring down the cost and further improve their quality. Being an underutilised market, there is a plethora of scope, and new players are capitalising it to their fullest.
Air Asia recently launched some new flights, which marked initiation of its services in the northern part of the country. Most of them are on non-metro routes as rivals like SpiceJet, IndiGo and Go Air are already popular on them. A similar step has been taken by Air India – the flag carrier of the nation. It has recently announced operations on Delhi to Pantnagar route from the 14th of October. Now, travellers wanting to enjoy their vacations in the valleys or experiencing boat rides in Nainital can opt for these flights. Earlier, Kingfisher used to provide services on this route, but due to certain reasons, these were barred by the government. As per reports, operations will be resumed to this destination by Air India, which is planning to operate four weekly flights. Travellers can reserve their seats now, but their travel date has to fall on Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday or Sunday.
Travellers planning an adventure trip to Jim Corbett Wildlife National Park or destinations like Ranikhet and Bhimtal can avail these services as Pantnagar is gateway point. Apart from this, the carrier has also launched operations to a number of other regional stations, including Lilabari, Silchar and Shillong. It has been operating flights to Indore, Mumbai, Delhi, Lucknow and other popular routes since years. The carrier has managed to be one of the leading airlines of the country by providing flawless facilities to almost all the cities of the country.