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DGCA finds no reason to deter AirAsia’s application

DGCA finds no reason to deter AirAsia’s application

AirAsia has moved a step closer to commencing operations in India as civil aviation regulator on Friday rejected all objections to the upcoming airline.

The Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) announced yesterday that it found no reason to shelve the processing of AirAsia's request for issuance of an Air Operator Permit.

AirAsia’s Indian unit to be profitable from first year, Fernandes

AirAsia’s Indian unit to be profitable from first year, Fernandes

Tony Fernandes, the chief executive officer of Malaysia-based low fare airline AirAsia Group has said that the company's India's joint venture with Tata Sons Ltd will be profitable from the first year.

AirAsia to start Indian operations later this year with 3 aircrafts

AirAsia to start Indian operations later this year with 3 aircrafts

AirAsia's Indian operations should start before the end of this year with three aircrafts for the southern region, AirAsia Group CEO Tony Fernandes said.

On his maiden visit to Chennai, Mr. Fernandes said that starting right was more important than the time of the start, but reiterated that the Indian operations would start in the final quarter of this year.

Tata Group veteran Ramadorai appointed as AirAsia India’s chairman

Tata Group veteran Ramadorai appointed as AirAsia India’s chairman

Tata Group veteran S. Ramadorai has been appointed as the chairman of AirAsia India, Malaysia-based AirAsia’s Chairman Tony Fernandes confirmed on Monday.

S. Ramadorai is currently serving software giant Tata Consultancy Services (TCS) as vice chairman, where he was the chief executive from 1996 to 2009. He is currently also serving the country as an advisor to the Prime Minister in the National Council on Skill Development.

Chennai-born Mittu Chandilya to pilot AirAsia’s India operations

Chennai-born Mittu Chandilya to pilot AirAsia’s India operations

AirAsia’s CEO Tony Fernandes on Wednesday revealed the identity of the person who will pilot the Malaysian airline’s India operations.

Fernandes, the promoter of AirAsia, had announced in March that the airline had selected a very smart boy from Madras, with an amazing CV, as the CEO for AirAsia India.

Revealing the identity of the AirAsia India CEO, he yesterday said the CEO is 32-year-old, Chennai-born Mittu Chandilya, who is currently based in Singapore.

AirAsia starts hiring pilots for its Indian operations

AirAsia starts hiring pilots for its Indian operations

Malaysian low cost carrier AirAsia has started the process of hiring pilots for its Indian operations, AirAsia Group CEO Tony Fernandes announced on Friday.

AirAsia India, which is a joint venture among AirAsia, Tata Sons and Telstra Tradeplace’s Arun Bhatia, has invited applications for the posts of pilots till April 19 and announced that the interviews would be held in Bangalore.

The budget airline has plans to commence operations with three to four airbus A320s from Chennai. The airline will focus on connecting tier II-III cities across the country.

AirAsia may face problems in getting NOC due to its very low fares: sources

AirAsia may face problems in getting NOC due to its very low fares: sources

Upcoming budget-carrier AirAsia's plans to offer the lowest fares and occasionally free seats may make it difficult for it to obtain a no-objection certificate (NOC) from India's civil aviation ministry, sources said.

The sources from the civil aviation ministry said that uncompetitive and unsustainable fares would be bad for the health of the aviation industry.

AirAsia Looking for Flight Attendants for Indian Operations

AirAsia Looking for Flight Attendants for Indian Operations

A recent report has uncovered that AirAsia is seeking to recruit flight attendants for its operations in India. The recruitments would begin very soon.

The airline has already called aspiring flight attendants to report on April 13 for a walk-in interview. The Malaysian low cost airline would be having its Indian headquarters in Chennai. However, the report says that the interview would be carried out in Chetpet at Chinmaya Heritage Centre.

AirAsia offers 2 million tickets at lower prices

AirAsia offers 2 million tickets at lower prices

Malaysia-based budget carrier AirAsia is offering two million air tickets at fares far lower than rival carriers. The offer is valid for travel from January 1 to April 30 of 2014.

The airline started bookings for the cheaper tickets at Monday-Tuesday midnight, and the offer is set to will at Sunday midnight.

One-way tickets for Kochi to Australian cities of Perth, Melbourne and Gold Coast are being offered for around Rs 10,000, which will surely set the bar high for low fares for domestic carriers.

FIPB approves AirAsia’s proposal for budget carrier JV

FIPB approves AirAsia’s proposal for budget carrier JV

Malaysian carrier AirAsia's proposal to set up a new low-cost airline in a joint venture (JV) with the Tata Sons and Telestra Tradeplace Ltd's Arun Bhatia won approval from the Foreign Investment Promotion Board (FIPB) on Wednesday.

A senior Finance Ministry official, who attended the meeting, confirmed that development saying that the government cleared the proposal as it was in line with the FDI policy, which allowed foreign investment of up to 49 per cent.