From the same day they Are shutting down three stations Amritsar, Nagpur and Surat. With the capacity expansion of Indigo we can expect other airlines closing further routes!
I am not able to find this news about closure of Air Asia at these stations, can you give some link?
Bookings are not open on these sectors on I5 and also on Skyscanner website
The prices are higher after 15th JAN !! From 2000 to 2500-3000 INR now for NAG-BLR. Indigo is acting like monopoly player, they launched many flights between NAG and BLR so that Air Asia started getting fewer passengers and now after Air Asia pullout Indigo can set prices as they like with 50% higher ticket prices.
After Kingfisher collapse, Air Asia arrival was the first time there was any competition on this route, now that is replaced with Indigo monopoly, thankfully Indigo cannot do this at BOM and BLR, the other two locations where i travel frequently.
Goyal should complete the sale of Jet Airways as soon as possible to Etihad or Tata, Jet Aiways disappearance will mean more of such monopoly practises by Indigo even in bigger cities. Also, Govt. should give Qatar Airways approval for that airline with JV of Qatar Investments and Qatar Airways, just get it done with.