First aircraft of AirAsia India lands in Chennai


A file photo of Mittu Chandilya

Inching closer to launch its operations, new no-frill carrier AirAsia India on Saturday took delivery of its first Airbus A-320 as it landed in Chennai after flying in from Toulouse, the headquarters of Airbus, European aircraft manufacturer.

“Great news! India’s latest airline, AirAsia India, has taken delivery of its first A-320 equipped with Sharklets,” Airbus tweeted with a picture of the jet painted red and the name of the airline written in white.

Sharklets are the folded wing tips that helps an aircraft to glide smoothly, thereby reducing fuel burn and emission.

However, the no-frill carrier, a joint venture between Malaysia’s AirAsia Bhd, Tata Sons Ltd. and Arun Bhatia of Telestra Tradeplace Pvt. Ltd., is still awaiting a flying license from aviation regulator DGCA.

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