As part of its summer schedule from March to October, which is yet to be finalised, the budget carrier would be looking at 100 frequencies per week and adding one aircraft every month in the fleet, AirAsia India chief executive Mittu Chandilya said here last week.

"Full expansion will take place from March when we introduce more flights and new routes. We also plan to induct one aircraft per month...from March," Chandilya said.
    
AirAsia India was likely to operate 100 flights per week during its summer schedule, Chandilya said, adding, "We are looking at many Tier-II cities. There are many pick and choose (like) Patna, Lucknow, Raipur."
    
One of the four budget airlines in the country, AirAsia India at present operates to Goa, Chennai, Kochi, Jaipur, Chandigarh and Pune from its Bengaluru hub with a fleet of three Airbus 320 planes.
    
He said the airline's plan to launch flights from the national capital was also on track and it was just waiting for the foggy season to get over. "Delhi is on cards, we are very excited about it," he said, adding much would also depend on the regulations.
    
Expressing confidence that the airline would break-even soon, Chandilya said a low-cost carrier should have 100 per cent low fares. "Prices (in the budget carrier segment) have become very sporadic, at times high, at times low," he said.

Chandilya, however, did not give any time-line for the break-even, which the company earlier expected to achieve by December last year.
    
The airline had reportedly incurred a net loss of about Rs 29 crore in the September quarter of the current fiscal, after recording a net loss of Rs 26 crore during the June quarter, when it operated only for 18 days. AirAsia India launched its flight services on June 12 last year.

 

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