Air Sahara set for domestic, international expansion

Tuesday, 27 February 2007, 06:00 Hrs
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New Delhi: Air Sahara is set to expand by adding a destination and increasing flights on the domestic sector and launching a new flight on the international sector.

Kuala Lumpur will be added to the airline's network, making it the fifth international destination after Sri Lanka, Nepal, Singapore and the Maldives.

Air Sahara is offering the Delhi-Kuala Lumpur-Delhi flight for 13,000 (plus taxes), which includes a two-night-three-day stay, an airline statement said.

In addition, the airline will begin a direct flight from Thiruvananthapuram to the Maldives from March 10. It will also offer a connection from Delhi and Cochin to Male on this flight.

To strengthen its presence in southern India, Coimbatore will be added to the route network from March 10 with two daily direct return flights to Delhi and Bangalore.

Coimbatore will become Air Sahara's 27th domestic destination.

Also from March 10, the airline will add two new flights between Cochin and Delhi to add to the one that currently operates. Connections to Bangalore and Thiruvananthapuram will also be available from Cochin.

The expansion on the domestic front began Feb 22 when Air Sahara began operating daily return flights between Hyderabad-Pune and Nagpur-Pune. A new connection between Mumbai and Srinagar (via Delhi) is also being offered.

"We are moving ahead with our expansion plans and we will continue to bring new flights to new destinations at very convenient timings and at attractive prices in the future," Air Sahara president Alok Sharma said.
Source: IANS
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