Tuesday, July 16, 2013

Going after Tony Fernandes' trail in India

New Delhi: There was an euphoria in the Indian media circles recently when AirAsia Group Chief Executive Officer Tan Sri Tony Fernandes arrived in India.
It was his first trip there after receiving the go ahead to start the low cost carrier AirAsia India.
The startup is a 49:30:21 percent partnership between AirAsia, Tata Group and Arun Bhatia of Telestra Tradeplace.
Journalists literally trailed this maverick airline boss from Chennai, Tamil Nadu where he begun his tour, to Cochin in Kerala, Mumbai in Maharashtra and Indias capital New Delhi.
Their quest was to find out what would AirAsia India do so differently that would help transform the ailing domestic aviation industry.
16/07/13 Bernama/Astro Avani