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Monday, 22nd September, 2008
Low cost Airlines in South Asia

New low cost routes to South Asia

Air Asia will fly beyond the borders of Southeast Asia with new routes to both India and Bangladesh.

Attempts by other cheap Asian airlines such as Mihin Lanka, Nok Air & Fly Yeti to operate low cost flights across the Bay of Bengal, linking South Asia with Southeast Asia have so far all failed. Only the Indian LCC AI Express currently links Thailand & Singapore to India & Bangladesh.

Air Asia - due to fly into India in November 2008...
Wednesday, 24th September, 2008
Low cost Airlines in South Asia

Mihin Lanka will fly again...

Sri Lanka's only low fare airline, grounded for most of 2008, expects to take to the skies again in December.

Mihin Lanka is uniquely placed to offer inter-regional low cost routes linking the Persian Gulf to Southeast Asia. But the revived carrier will now face increased competition from aggressively expanding low cost rivals AI Express and Air Asia.

Mihin Lanka plans to take to the skies again in December 2008...
Friday, 29th August, 2008
Low cost Airlines in South Asia

Air Deccan is now Kingfisher Red

India's pioneering no-frills airline Air Deccan has been swallowed up whole by Vijay Mallya's Kingfisher. The phoenix rising from Deccan's ashes is Kingfisher Red.

Crucially, this means that what was once the cheapest air network in India has now been superceded by leaner, meaner competitors such as spiceJet, IndiGo and also GoAir, based out of Goa. And in India, of course, there's always the train...

Kingfisher Red now operates domestic low fare flights across India out of Delhi and Mumbai
Friday, 29th August, 2008
Low cost Airlines in South Asia

Air Deccan is now Kingfisher Red

India's pioneering no-frills airline Air Deccan has been swallowed up whole by Vijay Mallya's Kingfisher. The phoenix rising from Deccan's ashes is Kingfisher Red.

Crucially, this means that what was once the cheapest air network in India has now been superceded by leaner, meaner competitors such as spiceJet, IndiGo and also GoAir, based out of Goa. And in India, of course, there's always the train...

Kingfisher Red now operates domestic low fare flights across India out of Delhi and Mumbai
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