Malaysia's AirAsia suspends trading amid reports of going private

Malaysia's AirAsia suspends trading amid reports of going private

Malaysian budget airline AirAsia said on Thursday that it will suspend trading of its stock on the bourse pending an announcement, a day after denying reports that its founders were planning to take the company into private ownership

Bomb scare in Bengaluru-Goa Air Asia flight

Following a bomb scare, a Goa-bound aircraft was thoroughly searched here on Wednesday.

Indonesia to release Air Asia crash investigation report

Indonesia was set to publish the results of its investigation into last year`s crash of an Indonesia AirAsia passenger jet on Tuesday, the first official explanation to the families of the 162 people killed in the disaster. 

Indonesia to call off search for AirAsia crash victims

Indonesia will on Sunday end a search for the bodies of 56 people missing from an AirAsia jet that crashed in the Java Sea in December, a national rescue agency official said.

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AirAsia jet turns back in Thailand due to `irregularity`

An AirAsia flight bound for northeast Thailand turned back to the capital Bangkok shortly after takeoff Tuesday when pilots detected an "irregularity" in the storage compartment, airline officials said.

Singapore PM expresses concern over missing AirAsia plane

Singapore Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong on Sunday called Indonesian President Joko Widodo to express concern and pledged assistance of air force in the search of Air Asia plane which went missing after losing contact with air traffic controller.

Singapore activates air force, navy for search for missing jet

Singapore said on Sunday it has activated its air force and navy to help in the search and rescue operation for the AirAsia jet that went missing on a flight from Surabaya, Indonesia to Singapore. 

Missing AirAsia plane: As it happened on Sunday

Missing AirAsia plane: As it happened on Sunday

AirAsia flight QZ8501, carrying 162 people on board, went missing after it lost contact while travelling from Indonesia's Surabaya to Singapore on Sunday morning.

AirAsia India starts Bangalore-Kochi flight service

AirAsia India, the domestic arm of Malaysian airline AirAsia, today added Kochi to its network with the launch of a daily flight service from Bangalore.

Economic Survey 2013-14: Signs of revival in Indian aviation sector

The Indian civil aviation sector is showing signs of revival in growth after a period of turbulence with emergence of new players such as AirAsia and Tata-SIA Airline, although domestic passenger traffic handled at Indian airports grew only by 5.2 percent in 2013-14.

EC seeks Aviation Min's view on Swamy's plea against Air Asia

The Election Commission has sought the Civil Aviation Ministry's view on BJP leader Subramanian Swamy's demand that Air Asia should not be issued the air operator's permit till model code is in force.

Forward movement for Indian aviation industry in 2013

New airlines would start flying on Indian skies in 2014 that would also mark 100 years of commercial aviation to commemorate the first flight by a paying passenger on a scheduled airline that crossed Tampa Bay in Florida (US) in 1914.

Will look into Tata's airline ventures if required: CCI

Fair trade watchdog Competition Commission Friday said it will look into the Tata Group's proposed airline ventures with Singapore Airlines and Air Asia, if they find these entities are operating in the same space and are getting big.

Will not decide on AirAsia deal before Dec 11: Centre to HC

After hearing the parties, the bench fixed December 11 for further hearing of the matter.

Swamy urges PM to withhold nods to Jet-Etihad, Air Asia deals

BJP Leader Subramanian Swamy on Saturday asked the government to put on hold the clearances given to the Jet-Etihad deal and to Air Asia India until the courts gave their final verdicts on them.

Tata Sons, Singapore Airlines to set up new airline in India

Eighteen years after its failed attempt, Tata group Thursday joined hands again with Singapore Airlines to start a new full-service airline in India.

AirAsia's application to be cleared soon: Ajit Singh

Civil Aviation Ministry will clear the application of Air Asia India to launch its operations in the country as soon as it submits all the required data, Civil Aviation Minister Ajit Singh said Friday.

AirAsia India selects CEO for JV with Tata Sons

Amid reports that AirAsia Group is keen to start its India venture by May-June and not towards the end of the year as announced earlier, Chief Executive Tony Fernandes Tuesday said he has selected the CEO for his proposed airline venture with the Tatas.

WEF: Air Asia's Fernandez, Kerala biz man keen on Indian skies

Malaysian Air Asia's Anthony Fernandez and Middle East-based Indian businessman Yusuf Ali are believed to be exploring possible opportunities to enter the Indian aviation space.