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AirAsia India to expand to 20 aircraft 'at the earliest'

Plans to add a seventh A320 jet to its fleet and bring Hyderabad into its network of destinations by September

Air Asia India CEO Amar Abrol with Airlines hostesses during a press conference to announce the fleet and route expansion plans in Bengaluru
Air Asia India CEO Amar Abrol with airhostesses during a press conference to announce the fleet and route expansion plans in Bengaluru

AirAsia India, owned jointly by Tata Sons and Malaysia’s AirAsia Bhd, is expanding its fleet to 20 aircraft, which would allow it to fly abroad. It board of directors approved new funding into the airline this month. “We are at seven aircraft and want to get to 20 at the earliest. We are not going to stop at 20,” said Amar Abrol, chief executive officer at AirAsia India, on Wednesday. “The board has approved multiple millions of dollars for this growth.” Air Asia will induct its seventh aircraft by September, expecting to serve more routes connecting ...