India will begin flights from the capital Bangkok to Surat, an airline official said Thursday.
AirAsia India announced the news after a visit by Prime Minister Narendra Modi to the country’s main airports.
AirIndia said its flights would be based at the airports of Bangkok and New Delhi, and passengers will be able to connect via the Indira Gandhi International Airport in Surat.
India has shut down more than 20 major airports in recent weeks, including at least two in Surattakkam, an airport just outside the capital.
Air India said it had a contract with a Malaysian airline to operate from the two airports.
The airline said the flights would begin within the next couple of weeks and would carry up to 300 passengers each.
India had earlier shut down two major airports — Surat and Surati in western Maharashtra state — after a spate of terror attacks in the country.
The airline said its passenger numbers had dropped by more than 80% in recent days.