Arun Bhatia

  • AirAsia moves a step closer to launching operations in India June 10, 2013

    London: AirAsia India moved a step closer to securing permission to launch operations in the country, with Civil Aviation Minister Ajit Singh on Monday saying that all issues concerning the carrier's application had been resolved. "All matters on AirAsia India have been resolved. The proposal has been sent to the Union...
  • AirAsia incorporates Indian venture April 1, 2013

    New Delhi: Gearing up to launch services in partnership with Tatas, Malaysian low-cost carrier AirAsia has incorporated a company in India with the filing of all requisite documents with the Ministry of Corporate Affairs. The venture, AirAsia (India) Pvt Ltd, was incorporated as an "Indian non-government company" with its registered...
  • AirAsia's proposal to set up airline with Tata gets approval March 6, 2013

    New Delhi: The Foreign Investment Promotion Board on Wednesday approved AirAsia's proposal to set up an airline jointly with the Tata group, a Finance Ministry official said. Malaysia's AirAsia, the largest budget carrier in Asia, plans to launch a regional airline in India. The new airline, AirAsia India, will be...
  • AirAsia to invest $ 50 mn in new Indian airline February 21, 2013

    New Delhi: A new Indian airline, proposed to be launched by the Tata Group, AirAsia and another Indian investor, is likely to start operations by the fourth quarter of 2013 with about $50 million initial investment by the Malaysian budget carrier. The airline, which would be based on the low-cost, no-...
  • Talking Point: Why urban India doesn't vote April 30, 2009

    The clarion call to the young and the middle-aged to come out and vote seems has gone in vain. Parties and candidates were not able to bring them out to vote at least in urban areas and towns in the second phase of polling in India. To debate why young,...
  • Kalmadi says he's worth 8 cr, Pune says it's a lie April 9, 2009

    New Delhi: Suresh Kalmadi - politician-businessman-sports administrator rolled into one and long-time president of the Indian Olympic Association - is a high-flying Congress MP from Pune. This man has declared his assets and he says his net worth just Rs 8 crore. "Whatever I have declared is what I have. Nothing...