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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

AirAsiaIndia,ownedjointlybyTataSonsandMalaysia’sAirAsiaBhd,isexpandingitsfleetto20aircraft,whichwouldallowittoflyabroad.Itboardofdirectorsapprovednewfundingintotheairlinethismonth. “Weareatsevenaircraftandwanttogetto20attheearliest.Wearenotgoingtostopat20,”saidAmarAbrol,chiefexecutiveofficeratAirAsiaIndia,onWednesday.“Theboardhasapprovedmultiplemillionsofdollarsforthisgrowth.” AirAsiawillinductitsseventhaircraftbySeptember,expectingtoservemoreroutesconnecting ...