Tony Fernandes, the chief of the Malaysian carrier AirAsia on 22 January 2014 announced that its India operations will start from April 2014. The decision came during Fernandes Davos visit to attend the World Economic Forums (WEFs) annual meeting.
AirAsia has set up a joint venture with Tata and Mittu Chandilya is the CEO of the Indian venture of AirAsia. The stakeholders also include Telstra Tradeplace.
Earleir, AirAsia India got a No Objection Certificate (NOC) from the Civil Aviation Ministry on 20 September 2013 to start its airline operations in the country. The permission was given after AirAsia applied to the aviation regulator for a permit. As per the decision, it has planned to operate fleet of Airbus A320-200 aircraft to start with 4 to 5 planes, which will be expanded to ten within 12 months.
AirAsia is the leading Asian airline which was established in 2001 with an aim to make flying possible for everyone. Air Asia was named the World’s Best Low Cost Airline in the annual World Airline Survey by Skytrax for five consecutive years in 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012 and 2013 and has been ranked Top 5 among the most recognized and admired airlines in the Asia Pacific Top 1000 Brands 2008. At the 27th ASEANTA Awards for Excellence 2013 it has bagged two awards namely Best Asean Tourism Photo by AirAsia’s photojournalist Adam Lee and Best Asean Marketing & Promotional Campaign by the airline’s marketing team.
Where: New Delhi
When: 22 January 2014