FIA seeks to stop AirAsia India launch


Claiming that the approvals granted to AirAsia India were ‘illegal’, the Federation of Indian Airlines (FIA) has asked the government to advice the Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA)not to allow the new no-frill airline to launch its operations, which is set for June 12. “It is our request that the government advise the DGCA not to permit AirAsia India to proceed to fly, that too with merely one aircraft with the sole intent of making the decision (to let them fly) a fait accompli and difficult for the government to review,” the FIA, a grouping of Indian carriers, said in a letter to Finance Minister Arun Jaitley.

The letter, also marked to Civil Aviation Minister Ashok Gajapathi Raju, was sent on Friday when the airline announced the launch of its maiden flight from Bangalore to Goa on June 12, offering a low fare of just Rs.990, including taxes.

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