May 29, 2014 / 9:09 AM / in 4 years

AirAsia India to start flying from June 12 - Group CEO Fernandes

NEW DELHI (Reuters) - AirAsia Bhd’s (AIRA.KL) Indian joint venture will start flying from June 12, Tony Fernandes, group chief executive of the Malaysian carrier, said on Thursday.

Air Asia aircraft model 9M-AQB is seen on track at Low Cost Carrier Terminal (LCCT) airport at Sepang outside Kuala Lumpur November 19, 2013. REUTERS/Samsul Said/Files

    AirAsia India will open ticket sales from Friday, Fernandes said in a Twitter message.

    AirAsia India, which will operate a low-cost airline, won a flying permit from the Indian regulator this month. India’s Tata Group and investment firm Telestra Tradeplace are AirAsia’s partners in the venture.

    Reporting by Aradhana Aravindan; Editing by Tommy Wilkes

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