chinmay17shetye wrote:I think by now it is very clear that the Indian market prefers price over anything - specifically the Tier 2 market. .
There are exceptions to your assertion.
Kerala even with excellent LCC connectivity always asking for premium service. EK(English Keralite) middle management is from Kerala. There is a significant number of rich Keralites in ME. Combining them with the bulk of unskilled labor and ignoring that market segment only leads to yield loss.
This "Tier-2 is not premium" theory wiped out EU legacies from Hyderabad-US market, which is EK's India's #1 market to the USA. Google it.
With all its troubles AI successfully built DEL hub, it appears next move is to connect secondary cities to LHR.
Private carriers should be doing this, not AI.