Chennai, March 22 :
The aircraft configured with an all economy layout of 180 seats from the Airbus factory in Toulouse landed at 9.25 a.m. and was given a water cannon salute while it was taxing on the runway.
“The arrival of our first A-320 signifies that we are a step closer to our dream to create a new benchmark in the low-cost air travel category. The Indian aviation industry will soon witness a prodigious overhaul with the entry of AirAsia India,” Mittu Chandilya, chief executive officer said in a statement.
The airline which is waiting for final clearance for commercial operations is a three- way joint venture between AirAsia, Tata Sons Ltd. and Arun Bhatia of Telestra Tradeplace Pvt. Ltd.