Tony Fernandes, founder of AirAsia Bhd, and his team are on a visit to India to meet chief ministers of a few states and Union ministers to garner support for its AirAsia India airline venture with Tata Sons Ltd. Fernandes was in Mumbai on Monday to meet Tata Sons’ chairman emeritus Ratan Tata and Cyrus Mistry, chairman of the Tata group. Fernandes also met reporters to introduce Mittu Chandilya, chief executive of AirAsia India.
In April, India cleared AirAsia’s proposal to invest Rs.80.98 crore in a domestic passenger airline. Fernandes spoke about AirAsia India’s plans and how the proposed airline will be different from other low-fare rivals.
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