AirAsia on Thursday announced the appointment of Mittu Chandilya as managing director of AirAsia India in addition to his role as chief executive officer (CEO). AirAsia India’s board appointed Chandilya as MD and the first full time independent executive director of the company.
S Ramadorai, chairman, AirAsia India, said, “I would like to congratulate Mittu on being unanimously chosen by the AirAsia India Board to become the managing director in addition to his current role as the chief executive
officer. He has managed to propel the airline forward in terms of scale of operations and turn every challenge into an opportunity by building an agile and secure operations structure.
I am confident that as a young and dynamic group leader, he will work with his team to give every Indian, an opportunity to fly the Indian skies.”
On the appointment, Tony Fernandes, group chief executive officer of AirAsia, said, “Mittu has done an exemplary job leading AirAsia India in a market where we have been challenged with headwinds at every turn. There is tremendous opportunity for growth and we are in an excellent position to capitalise on the opportunity with our strong brand and value proposition. We are not ones to give up easily and I know Mittu will continue to lead the charge as we move full steam ahead in achieving our dream of changing Indian aviation.”