Kolkata, By Priyanka Guha: AirAsia India today launched its first flight from Kolkata and Ranchi. As a part of its continued expansion, AirAsia India will connect Kolkata-Ranchi and Ranchi-New Delhi with double daily flights. The airline will also be hiring local talent across posts, both on-ground and inflight in Kolkata and Ranchi. As part of this celebration, AirAsia India served complimentary meals to guests on board the four inaugural flights connecting Kolkata-Ranchi and Ranchi-New Delhi from the newly curated summer menu.
The first departure from Kolkata was flagged off by Deepak Mahendra, Chief Financial Officer, AirAsia India and Kesavan Sivanandam, Director, Customer Experience and Ground Operations, AirAsia India in the presence of important officials from the Kolkata Airport.
In Ranchi, Shri Raghubar Das, Chief Minister, Jharkhand flagged off the first flight to New Delhi in the presence of Amar Abrol, MD & CEO, AirAsia India and Kiran Jain, Commercial Director, AirAsia India. Other important officials from the Tourism Ministry were also a part of the inaugural celebrations at Ranchi.
AirAsia India currently flies to 15 destinations with its three hubs in Bengaluru, New Delhi & Kolkata covering Chandigarh, Jaipur, Guwahati, Imphal, Pune, Goa, Vizag, Kochi, Hyderabad, Srinagar, Bagdogra and Ranchi. Keep yourself updated with AirAsia’s latest promotions and activities via Twitter (twitter.com/AirAsiaIN) and Facebook (facebook.com/AirAsiaIndia).
About AirAsia India
AirAsia (India) Ltd is a joint venture between Tata Sons Limited & AirAsia, with AirAsia Investment Limited holding 49%, Tata Sons Limited holding 49% and Mr. S. Ramadorai (Chairman) and Mr. R. Venkataramanan, two Directors of the Company in their individual capacity holding 0.5% and 1.5% shareholding respectively in the airline. AirAsia submitted an application to the Foreign Investment Promotion Board (FIPB) of India in February 2013 and received a formal approval in April 2013, followed by the No Objection Certificate (NOC) in September 2013 & Air Operating Permit (AOP) in May, 2014. AirAsia India commenced operations on 12th June 2014 and currently flies to Bengaluru, Kochi, Goa, Jaipur, Chandigarh, Pune, New Delhi, Guwahati, Imphal, Vizag, Hyderabad, Srinagar, Bagdogra, Ranchi and Kolkata with a fleet of 8 A320 aircraft. Amar Abrol is the MD & CEO of AirAsia India.