AI Express''s HQ to be shifted to Kochi: Ravi

Thiruvananthapuram, Feb 12 (PTI) The headquarters of AirIndia''s budget airlines Air India Express would soon beshifted from Mumbai to Kochi, Civil Aviation Minister VayalarRavi said here today.

This was being done since the low-cost service of thenational carrier was mostly used by the Gulf-bound passengersfrom Kerala, Ravi said during the inauguration of the newInternational Terminal of Thiruvanathapuram Airport here.

He said India had already emerged as the 9th largest civilaviation market and the sector was poised for significantgrowth in the country in the coming years.

He said the demand for reduction in user-fee for the newterminal had already been accepted by the tribunal concerned.

Ravi said the Centre would extend all support for thedevelopment of multi-model transport system in Kerala.

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