The first A320 flight is scheduled to leave Bangalore on June 12 afternoon

Low-cost carrier AirAsia India on Friday said its maiden daily flight will be on the Bangalore-Goa route, with a price tag of Rs. 990 including taxes. The airline will open the bookings this evening.

The first A320 flight is scheduled to leave Bangalore on June 12 afternoon, AirAsia India CEO Mittu Chandilya told reporters in Chennai. AirAsia India, a joint venture between Malaysian carrier AirAsia, Tata Sons, and Arun Bhatia’s Telestra Tradeplace, was granted flying licence by aviation regulator DGCA earlier this month after 9-month-long wait and various legal hurdles.

“AirAsia will be opening up bookings this evening. By 9.30 pm our fares will be up there in our website. Our first route will be from Bangalore to Goa and Goa to Bangalore. We are very excited about that,” Mr. Chandilya said. “Our collective goal is that every Indian should have an opportunity to fly. We have our plane parked here already,” he said. Responding to a query, Mr. Chandilya said that by end of this financial year, the airline hopes to connect 10 cities, with 10 aircrafts. “We have about 300 people right now. Basically, we have about 80 people for one aircraft,” he said to a query on how many people the airline would be adding this financial year.

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