Chennai, 24th July 2014
AirAsia India has today announced the appointment of Globe Air Cargo India, part of the ECS Group, as its Cargo General Sales & Services agent (GSSA).
AirAsia (India) Pvt Ltd is a joint venture between Tata Sons Limited , Telestra Tradeplace Pvt Ltd & AirAsia. AirAsia submitted an application to the Foreign Investment Promotion Board (FIPB) of India in February 2013, and received a formal approval in April 2013, followed by the No Objection Certificate (NOC) in September 2013 and AOP in May, 2014.
AirAsia India is the first airline with foreign investment to start domestic operations in India. It currently operates from Chennai, Cochin , Goa to Bangalore and vice versa.
Mittu Chandilya, Chief Executive Officer of AirAsia India, commented ‘AirAsia India is immensely happy to associate with Globe Air Cargo India, part of the ECS Group that is known for its expertise in air cargo. The widespread experience that the ECS Group brings in with complete cargo outsourcing solutions will further intensify AirAsia India’s operations. Together, AirAsia India & the ECS Group will provide a holistic travel experience to its customers.’
Bertrand Schmoll , Chief Executive Officer of ECS Group, commented: “AirAsia has demonstrated that it is a world-class airline, and I have no doubt that the AirAsia India business will drive similarly high standards. We look forward to maximising the potential of its cargo capacity, as we have repeatedly done for our airline cargo customers around the world.”