Budget carrier AirAsia India plans to add three more Airbus A320 neo planes by June next year as part of its fleet and network expansion. The airline — a joint venture between Tatas and Malaysia’s AirAsia Investment Ltd — currently has 32 aircraft, including two A320 neos inducted recently.
In a statement to PTI, an AirAsia India spokesperson said the airline had signed an agreement for inducting five A320 neo planes last year. The Bengaluru-based airline took delivery of the first A320 neo in October and another one earlier this month.
“We will be inducting our third Airbus A320 neo in December and we look forward to inducting our fourth and fifth A320 neo by June 2021,” the spokesperson said in the statement.
The statement was issued in response to the queries sent to the airline’s managing director and chief executive officer Sunil Bhaskaran.
On November 17, Malaysia’s AirAsia Berhad had said it was reviewing its investment in AirAsia India. Against this backdrop, there have also been concerns about the domestic airline.