Air Asia

  • AirAsia India's Rs 990 ticket sparks fare war June 8, 2014

    New Delhi: Asia's biggest budget carrier AirAsia is set to make its maiden Indian flight this week, fuelling a cut-throat fare war in a sector already reeling from losses. AirAsia India will take off on Thursday with an eye-catching promotional fare of Rs 990 for flights between high-tech hub Bangalore and...
  • Air Asia India gets off to a flying start on booking front June 3, 2014

    Mumbai : Low-cost carrier Air Asia India, all set to launch operations from next week with a Bangalore- Goa flight, today said tickets for its inaugural service were sold out within 10 minutes. Tickets for the maiden flight (Bangalore-Goa) were sold out within 10 minutes of opening of bookings. Also, Air...
  • Budget carrier AirAsia plans flights in India soon May 23, 2014

    Manila: Asia's leading budget carrier, AirAsia, is hoping to begin operations in India in two to three months, the airline's CEO said on Friday. The carrier this month won court approval to operate in India after delays because of domestic airlines' opposition. AirAsia India will begin flying with two planes, Tony...
  • Government to ease restrictions on local carriers flying abroad February 11, 2014

    New Delhi: The 5/20 aviation rule, which required any Indian airline to have 5 years of domestic flying experience and a fleet of minimum 20 aircraft before they can start international operations, will be completely scrapped, said Union Civil Aviation Minister Ajit Singh. This would pave the way for new...
  • 73 pc Indian flyers want 'child-free zones' on planes: Survey October 18, 2013

    Close to three-fourths of flyers, mostly men, from the country want airlines to ban children under 12 from certain areas of planes, and are ready to pay a premium for such a seating, according to a survey. According to a survey carried out by travel search site Skyscanner among 1,000 air...
  • Chennai: Passengers stranded at airport for 4 hours November 10, 2012

    Chennai: Over 100 Kuala Lumpur-bound passengers were stranded at the airport here for over four hours due to a delay in the arrival of the Air Asia flight from Malaysia, airport sources said on Saturday. The flight was to have left at around 8 15 AM on Saturday, but there...
  • AirAsia ready for India if environment is right: CEO October 10, 2012

    Kuala Lumpur: AirAsia is keen to have more presence in India if the "aviation environment" and tax structure are "conducive and friendly" for low-cost airline operations, the group's CEO Tony Fernandes has said. He felt that though the Indian government has allowed 49 per cent foreign direct investments in the...
  • AirAsia has no immediate plans to enter India September 22, 2012

    Singapore: A plan to buy 100 Airbus aircraft will be submitted to the board of Asia's largest budget carrier, AirAsia Bhd, in about two weeks, the airline's CEO, Tony Fernandes, said on Friday, in a deal that could be worth $9 billion. He also said he had no immediate plans...
  • Man jumps off moving plane in Malaysia August 4, 2012

    Kuala Lumpur: A man jumped out of a moving aircraft while it was about to take off from an airport in Malaysia, causing delay in the flight operations. Air Asia flight AK 5187 from Miri in Malaysia's northern Sarawak state to Kuala Lumpur was scheduled to take off at 7:40 pm...
  • Air Asia staff dies of shock in freak incident October 2, 2010

    Hyderabad: A woman employee of Air Asia airline died allegedly due to shock after her hand got stuck in an aerobridge, which was being retracted after boarding of passengers in a flight at the Rajiv Gandhi International Airport (RGIA) on Sunday morning. The incident occurred when Amritha Roy (24), a...
  • Airlines plan low-cost global network June 15, 2007

    New Delhi: Airline majors Virgin, AirAsia and EastJet are in discussions to form a Malaysia-based long haul airline joint venture company. If the pact materialised, the popular budget airlines, including Virgin Express and Virgin Blue of Richard Branson's Virgin group, would offer very low fares. Branson is in discussions with AirAsia's Tony...