AirAsia has begun hiring pilots for its Indian operations, the airline’s group CEO Tony Fernandes tweeted on Friday. Fernandes also said that AirAsia X, the long-haul budget airline, would be soon restarting operations to Delhi and Mumbai, from where it had withdrawn last year in March.
The airline will be holding cabin crew interviews in Chennai on Saturday. The budget carrier has established AirAsia India, a 49:30:21 joint venture between AirAsia, Tata Sons and Telstra Tradeplace of Indian investor Arun Bhatia.
Interviews for the India-based captains and first officers would be held in Bangalore and applications would be accepted till April 19. “Come fly with us! AirAsia India is hiring pilots,” tweeted Fernandes on Friday.
The airline has a fleet of Airbus A320 planes and the hiring announcement is good news for grounded Kingfisher Airlines pilots, who fly the same aircraft, and won’t need an NOC as they haven’t been paid for eight months.