According to the joint venture airline between the Tata Sons and AirAsia Bhd, Bhaskaran will take charge from November 15 to oversee the next phase of expansion and growth of the company.
Bhaskaran succeeds Amar Abrol who moved back to the AirAsia Group headquarters in Malaysia.
“We are delighted to welcome Mr. Bhaskaran as the new CEO & MD of AirAsia India,” S. Ramadorai, chairman, AirAsia India, said. “With India’s aviation sector growing at a rapid pace, we are confident his extensive experience, ability to drive performance and work seamlessly with all stakeholders will be a great asset for AirAsia India. I am thankful to the Board and the shareholders [Tata Sons and AirAsia Bhd] for meeting with the shortlisted candidates in arriving at the unanimous selection of Mr. Bhaskaran,” he said.
AirAsia India has a market share of less than 5% and a fleet of 19 aircraft.