Tatas evaluating options to consolidate AirAsia India, Vistara under Air India: Sources

Air India, which the group had taken control of in January after winning the bid to acquire the national carrier for Rs 18,000 crore in October last year, has set up a team.

published on : 21st September 2022

Hit by lightning, AirAsia flight returns

Passengers on board were unhappy over the lack of information provided. Flyer Rudrani tweeted: “I5 1576 was diverted back to Bengaluru from Hyd on the pretext of refuelling.

published on : 3rd August 2022

Hyderabad-bound AirAsia India flight struck by lightning, returns to Bengaluru

An inspection by the airline later revealed that the aircraft had encountered a lightning strike. 

published on : 2nd August 2022

US national held at Bengaluru airport with ammo in baggage 

Benjamin Daniel Hughes told airport police that the bullet belonged to his .30-30 cowboy gun which he used for hunting. He added that he had no clue the bullet was inside his bag.

published on : 16th June 2022

CCI approves proposed acquisition of AirAsia India by Air India

AirAsia India is a joint venture between TSPL and Air India Investment Limited (AAIL), with TSPL presently holding 83.67 per cent and AAIL owning a 16.33 per cent stake.

published on : 14th June 2022

Air India proposes to buy Air Asia’s remaining stake

Tata Sons owns 83.67% stake in AirAsia India and the remaining stake is with AirAsia Investment Ltd (AAIL), which is part of Malaysia’s AirAsia Group.

published on : 28th April 2022

Flight from Bengaluru diverted to Odisha, passenger dies

Flight No I5 2472 took off at 6.20 am from Bengaluru. Taimur Ali Khan, a native of Medinipur in West Bengal, had reportedly told the crew during the journey that he was unwell.

published on : 14th March 2022

Medical emergency mid-air forces diversion of Bengaluru-Kolkata AirAsia India flight; passenger dies 

Taimur Ali Khan, in his early thirties, was a native of Medinipur in West Bengal and told the crew mid-way during the flight that he was unwell.

published on : 13th March 2022

AirAsia India flight returns to Kolkata airport after drunk woman threatens to blow up aircraft

Preliminary investigation revealed that the woman wanted to return to Kolkata and hence pulled off this ploy.

published on : 12th January 2020

AirAsia flight delayed by 4 hours, pilot puts AC on full blast to hound passengers out

Some passengers on an AirAsia India flight got into an altercation with airline staff over deplaning them after the flight was delayed by over four hours, a passenger claimed.

published on : 21st June 2018

AirAsia India says 'incongruous' to allege control is in violation of norms

The domestic carrier said that allegations regarding indirect foreign control in violation for norms were fully investigated by the Director General of Civil Aviation.

published on : 31st May 2018

AirAsia case: Tata Trusts' Venkataramanan says allegations baseless, blames Cyrus Mistry

The CBI has registered a case against AirAsia Group CEO Tony Fernandes, Venkataramanan and other officials for allegedly trying to manipulate government policies to get international licence.

published on : 30th May 2018

AirAsia shares tumble as probe threatens plans for India unit's IPO

CBI accuses the airline, some of its employees and third parties of violating foreign direct investment rules while obtaining its licence to fly, and of bribing government officials.

published on : 30th May 2018

Speed money for global rights lands AirAsia CEO Tony Fernandes in soup

It lobbied to flout 5/20 rule, which says a carrier should have five years experience in running domestic operations and a fleet size of 20 aircraft for it to apply for permit to fly international.

published on : 30th May 2018

AirAsia shares drop after CEO says sorry for backing ex-PM Najib Razak

AirAsia stocks fell as much as 10 percent from their last traded price last Tuesday before a four-day market holiday, but recovered some losses by midday Monday.

published on : 14th May 2018

AirAsia India MD Amar Abrol quits; to move back to parent

The airline which began operations in June 2014, said, Abrol had expressed his desire to return to Malaysia to be closer to his family.

published on : 2nd May 2018