AirAsia India, the new joint venture airline that AirAsia Bhd and Tata Sons Ltd propose to launch has started approaching top aviation executives in India, as it attempts to build its team ahead of a nod from the government, according to two people familiar with the matter who asked not to be identified.
The fate of AirAsia’s proposal will be decided by the government on 6 March, but the partners have already scheduled interviews with potential hires this week, indicating their confidence of receiving a clearance.
“They have started approaching people and seeking interest,” said a top executive with an Indian airline who was approached by AirAsia India. He spoke on the condition of anonymity.
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