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PostPosted: Wed Dec 06, 2017 4:09 pm    Post subject: AirAsia India News -- Part 2 Reply with quote

https://economictimes.indiatimes.com/industry/transportation/airlines-/-aviation/air-asia-india-adds-one-a320-to-connect-hyderabad-bhubaneshwar/articleshow/61945357.cms

Air Asia India adds one A320; to connect Hyderabad-Bhubaneshwar

Dec 06, 2017

AirAsia India today announced the induction of an additional Airbus A320 aircraft in its fleet besides launching a new route, connecting Telangana capital Hyderabad with Bhubaneshwar from early 2018.

The airline also said it will enhance connectivity to Jaipur and Bhubaneswar from its Bengaluru hub.

AirAsia India will now have three direct flights between Bengaluru, Jaipur and Bhubaneshwar, the airline said in a statement.

With the induction of one more aircraft, AirAsia India fleet size now stands at 14, it said.

"We are happy to induct the 14th aircraft which was a target that we had set out to achieve this year. This is in line with our vision of providing regional connectivity and making air travel affordable for one and all," AirAsia India managing director and chief executive officer Amar Abrol was quoted as saying in the release.

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PostPosted: Sat Dec 23, 2017 7:44 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Air Asia India has added a pre-owned A320 to the fleet, as VT-IXR.
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PostPosted: Sat Feb 24, 2018 6:44 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

https://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/business/india-business/airasia-reintroduces-chennai-bengaluru-flights/articleshow/63057323.cms

AirAsia reintroduces Chennai-Bengaluru flights

February 24, 2018

AirAsia has resumed its service in the Chennai-Bengaluru sector more than two years after it suspended operations in this route.

The Tata-AirAsia joint venture airline would fly five times a day in and out of Chennai to Bengaluru and Bhubaneswar.

The first flight left for Bengaluru at 7.25 a.m today.

AirAsia India, CEO and Managing Director, Amar Abrol announced the launch of five daily flights on Twitter.

"We are back! Launching 5 daily flights connecting Chennai to Bangalore and Bhubaneswar #noweveryonecanfly #Chennai @AirAsia," he tweeted.

The Bengaluru-headquartered air carrier also announced the induction of Airbus A320 into the fleet taking the total to 15.

From today, the airline will operate three daily flights to Bengaluru and two to Bhubaneswar from Chennai making it as the 17th destination.

"We are launching Chennai in the 17th destination in the network. Starting with four flights, three direct. Three from Bengaluru-Chennai-Bengaluru and one from Chennai-Bhubaneswar," he told .

"The three Chennai-Bangalore will be morning, afternoon and evening. Chennai-Bhubaneswar starting a new route. It is daily", he said.

To a query, he said, the airliner is "reintroducing the flights on the route" as the time was ripe.

"Now we are at 15 aircraft. Today the new aircraft operations will begin. And that is going to these new routes," he said.

AirAsia currently flies to 16 destinations from Bengaluru, New Delhi and Kolkata, covering Kochi, Goa, Jaipur, Chandigarh, Pune, Guwahati, Imphal, Vishakapatnam, Hyderabad, Srinagar, Bagdogra, Ranchi and Bhubaneswar.

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PostPosted: Wed Feb 28, 2018 8:46 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

https://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/business/india-business/airasia-india-inducts-its-16th-aircraft/articleshow/63101072.cms

AirAsia India inducts its 16th aircraft

Feb 27, 2018

AirAsia India announced the induction of its 16th aircraft and addition of Nagpur and Indore to its list of destinations on Tuesday.

"The brand has introduced new routes connecting Nagpur to Bengaluru and Kolkata and Indore to Bangalore and Goa," said a press release issued by AirAsia India. Indore, Nagpur, Kolkata and Bengaluru have a unique mix of consumers comprising of students, SMEs and traders and corporates, among others and AirAsia India takes pride in empowering them to travel faster at affordable costs.

Speaking about the development, Amar Abrol, managing director and CEO, AirAsia India said: "2018 is already proving to be a great year for us as we have inducted our second aircraft in the very first quarter of the year. With the addition of Indore and Nagpur, we are connecting across the length and breadth of India. With 26% of our flyers being first-time flyers ever, providing regional connectivity is of utmost priority for us. Our ultimate vision is to focus on revolutionizing air travel in the markets that we operate in."

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PostPosted: Sat Mar 10, 2018 7:24 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

https://www.ch-aviation.com/portal/news/65134-airasia-india-issues-rfp-for-lease-of-40-a320ceo

AirAsia India issues RFP for lease of 40 A320ceo

AirAsia India has issued a Request For Proposals (RFP) for the lease of forty A320ceo Bloomberg news has reported citing sources close to developments.

The aircraft will be delivered over the next 4-5 years and are presumably on dry-lease contracts.

Last month, Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Amar Abrol told PNI that the AirAsia affiliate would use the added capacity to bolster its domestic operations while at the same time, venturing into the international market.

Overseas flights are set to tentatively start early next year with flights to Southeast Asia initially followed by China.

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PostPosted: Fri Apr 06, 2018 8:15 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

AirAsia India adds new domestic routes in Mar/Apr 2018

AirAsia India at in late-March and early-April 2018 introduces 2 new domestic routes, on board Airbus A320 aircraft.
Planned new routes include the following.

Bangalore Kolkata
eff 25MAR18 1 daily
I5592 BLR2255 0130+1CCU 320 D
I5591 CCU1955 2225BLR 320 D

Delhi Imphal
eff 07APR18 1 daily
I5788 DEL0940 1225IMF 320 D
I5780 IMF1255 1600DEL 320 D


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PostPosted: Mon Apr 09, 2018 11:00 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

AirAsia India to base 1 additional aircraft at Kolkata and will commence the following flights from 11MAY

[*] 1 daily Kolkata-Visakhapatnam

I5519 CCU0510 - 0640VTZ 320 D

I5518 VTZ0710 - 0835CCU 320 D

[*] 2nd daily Kolkata-Bagdogra

I5582 CCU0900 - 1020IXB 320 D

I5583 IXB1045 - 1155CCU 320 D

[*] 1 daily Kolkata-Imphal

I5524 CCU1220 - 1340IMF 320 D

I5525 IMF1410 - 1525CCU 320 D

[*] 1 daily Kolkata-Guwahati

I5538 CCU1550 - 1700GAU 320 D

I5539 GAU1730 - 1850CCU 320 D

[*] 1 daily Kolkata-Pune

I5598 CCU1930 - 2230PNQ 320 D

I5599 PNQ2255 - 0140+1CCU 320 D

Source: - https://economictimes.indiatimes.com/industry/transportation/airlines-/-aviation/airasia-india-adds-18th-plane-to-expand-services-from-kolkata/articleshow/63668101.cms
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PostPosted: Tue May 08, 2018 7:45 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Air Asia India has added a pre-owned A320 to the fleet, as VT-JPR.
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PostPosted: Fri Jun 01, 2018 4:27 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

AirAsia India adds Surat service from June 2018

AirAsia India today begins new domestic service, with the launch of Bangalore Surat route.
From 01JUN18, Airbus A320 aircraft will operate this route on daily basis, in the afternoon/evening hours.

I51476 BLR1630 1830STV 320 D
I51475 STV1900 2110BLR 320 D


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PostPosted: Fri Jun 01, 2018 10:01 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

https://qz.com/1291637/air-asia-ceo-tony-fernandes-booked-for-corruption-lens-also-on-the-tatas/

Air Asia CEO is facing corruption allegations to get into the India market. Never liked the way Air Asia India took advantage of the foreign ownership investment in the Indian airline market.

The regulation calls for 51% Indian ownership or effective management control, but in this case Air Asia Malaysia is the largest share holder at 49% with defacto management control and the other Indian partners combined at 51%, but none of the Indian partners do not have effective management control. The original rule was intended for a single Indian entity with atleast 51% ownership, but due to confusion in the rule Air Asia India took advantage of this situation.

They should force Air Asia India to rectify this situation to cede effective management control to an Indian entity or failing which, cancel the license of Air Asia India. This will reduce competition on an already hyper competitive domestic market and improve the bottom line for the existing players.
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PostPosted: Sat Jun 02, 2018 10:55 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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https://qz.com/1291637/air-asia-ceo-tony-fernandes-booked-for-corruption-lens-also-on-the-tatas/

Air Asia CEO is facing corruption allegations to get into the India market. Never liked the way Air Asia India took advantage of the foreign ownership investment in the Indian airline market.

The regulation calls for 51% Indian ownership or effective management control, but in this case Air Asia Malaysia is the largest share holder at 49% with defacto management control and the other Indian partners combined at 51%, but none of the Indian partners do not have effective management control. The original rule was intended for a single Indian entity with atleast 51% ownership, but due to confusion in the rule Air Asia India took advantage of this situation.

They should force Air Asia India to rectify this situation to cede effective management control to an Indian entity or failing which, cancel the license of Air Asia India. This will reduce competition on an already hyper competitive domestic market and improve the bottom line for the existing players.




The 51% on the Indian side of Air Asia's ownership is split between the Tatas and Laxmi Mittal's son-in-law (forget his name) . So the effective management control is still with Indian entities. Why don't these two get together and sort the issue? Maybe one can acquire the other's holding?

In what way is Tony Fernandes or anyone else responsible if the government of India cannot state and formulate a regulation without causing confusion? And really, are they so stupid that they think no one will take advantage of their incompetence?

It is about time that the government learned that as a regulatory body, it is their job to regulate properly without confusing all and sundry. It is also time that this government owns up and takes responsibility for its incompetence instead of just passing the blame.

We have been an independent country since 1947. It is about time we got rid of this 'blame the foreigner, we Indians are perfect' mentality. It really gets on to one's nerves.
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