AirAsia CEO says India unit explores IPO
Malaysia-based carrier AirAsia Bhd`s India unit is looking at a potential initial public offering, the group`s chief executive, Tony Fernandes, said on Wednesday.
The company will seek approval at AirAsia India`s next board meeting to pick a banker to start the preliminary process for the IPO, Fernandes said on Twitter.
"Analysts (are) giving zero value to AirAsia India. Not far from 20 planes and a potential IPO," Fernandes tweeted.
It`s a "very valuable asset with huge growth potential," he said.
AirAsia India, a tie-up between Asia`s biggest low-cost airline and India`s Tata Sons conglomerate, made revenue of 6 billion rupees ($94.24 million) in 2016 and expects revenue to double to 12 billion rupees in 2017.