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AirAsia India History

AirAsia India is a low-cost airline based in Bengaluru, India. It is a joint venture between Tata Sons and AirAsia, with the latter holding a 49% stake in the company. The airline was established in 2013 and commenced operations in 2014, becoming the fourth subsidiary of AirAsia.

Since its inception, AirAsia India has aimed to revolutionize air travel in India by offering affordable fares and a wide range of destinations. The airline's fleet primarily consists of Airbus A320 aircraft, which allows for efficient operations and cost savings.

One of the key milestones in AirAsia India's history was the appointment of Amar Abrol as its CEO in 2016. Under his leadership, the airline focused on expanding its route network and enhancing customer experience. This resulted in increased passenger numbers and improved financial performance.

More Airline Insights & Tips

Here are a few of helpful resources & tips that can further enhance your knowledge of AirAsia India airlines and how to best be prepared for your trip:

  • Delays are an unfortunate fact of the life of an air traveler. Arm yourself against surprises by knowing the flight status of your I5 AirAsia India flight before heading to the airport, as this could save you a lot of time, or even your trip to the airport if your flight is canceled.
  • Info can be found here on AirAsia India’s company structure, headquarters, etc.
  • See which partnerships and alliances AirAsia India has here. This is useful if you want to build up your frequent flyer points on partner airlines.
  • Want to know which plane types are in service? Check out I5’s fleet list here.
  • When considering a flight booking on AirAsia India, be aware that third-party travel sites might require you to use their customer service instead of AirAsia India's, which may be less than ideal in certain situations.

Beyond the history presented here for AirAsia India, if you’re wanting more aviation history, read about the history of commercial flight here, or the history of the airline industry here.

Over the years, AirAsia India has steadily grown its presence in the Indian aviation market. It currently operates flights to various domestic destinations, including major cities like Delhi, Mumbai, Kolkata, and Chennai. The airline has also introduced international flights to destinations such as Bangkok and Kuala Lumpur.

Despite facing challenges in a highly competitive industry, AirAsia India has managed to establish itself as a popular choice among budget-conscious travelers. Its commitment to providing affordable and reliable air travel has earned it a loyal customer base.

For more information about this airline, check out our comprehensive AirAsia India Guide.

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