Will India’s airlines lobby go telecom’s way?


India’s aviation sector may go the way of the telecom sector, with the entry of new companies seeing the emergence of a new lobby group.

Sure, no one’s as yet talking of a possible rival to the Federation of Indian Airlines (FIA), but with the lobby group having filed cases against the entry of AirAsia India and Tata SIA Airlines, it is unlikely that the two will join the grouping.

Tony Fernandes, group CEO of AirAsia Bhd, amid a bitter battle with FIA said on 1 June: “Don’t let cartels win and not let ordinary man fly.” AirAsia India CEO Mittu Chandilya didn’t respond to a query on whether his airline would join FIA.

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