AirAsia Bhd’s Thai unit will scrap its flights from Kolkata in March, the fourth Indian city from which Asia’s largest airline will withdraw in as many years, even as its Indian unit plans to start operations early next year.
Thai AirAsia will discontinue the Kolkata-Bangkok service from March because the company is losing money on this, said a person familiar with the matter, who declined to be named. AirAsia confirmed that the service will be withdrawn.
“Effective from January-February 2014, Thai AirAsia will alter the frequency of its Kolkata-Bangkok flights from daily direct flights to four flights per week,” an AirAsia spokesperson said in an email. “Thai AirAsia will no longer operate direct flights between Kolkata-Bangkok, starting from 1 March 2014 onwards.”
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