Air Asia India is set to commence operations later this Thursday, having finally received approval from India’s Ministry of Civil Aviation.
As reported by Business Traveller Asia-Pacific last year (see here), the new low-cost carrier originally hoped to launch in December 2013 but had to postpone its plans due to longer-than-expected wait time for the no-objection certificate and security clearance. It seems that all regulatory matters have been resolved and the carrier is set to kick off with domestic services flown by its fleet of three A320s. The carrier hopes to add an aircraft every month during the first year of operations.
Air Asia India will initially start flying within south India before expanding to other key markets.
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