Flying to new airports may land gains for start-up airlines

In a move that could boost AirAsia’s India operations, the Airports Authority of India has said that it is willing to give a discount on landing and parking charges to the start-up airline or any other airline if it launches flights connecting new airports and builds traffic potential there.

In the case of AirAsia, such routes could be Chennai-Mysore, Chennai-Puducherry or Chennai-Hampi, authority officials said.

The discount will be on a graded basis, which means AirAsia or any other airline will get a discount of 75 per cent in landing and parking charges in the first year of operations provided enough flights are operated to new airports. In the second year, the discount will be 50 per cent and it will come down to 25 per cent in the third year.

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