AirAsia said to be in final talks with partner Tata Group to exit India

REUTERS/Lai Seng Sin

Frill-free carrier AirAsia is in the last lap of negotiations to sell its remaining stake in AirAsia India to its joint venture partner Tata Group, two sources close to the matter told Nikkei Asia.

The Malaysian company holds 16.33% of AirAsia India, while Tata currently controls 83.67%. Talks between the two sides began earlier this year and gained momentum after the Indian government announced Tata’s successful bid to take over national flag carrier Air India last month, said the sources, who requested anonymity.

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