SpiceJet expects more competition after entry of Air Asia
Lucknow, Mar 12 : SpiceJet, India's low cost airline, today said that entry of Air Asia would create more competition in the aviation market in the country and would benefit the fliers.
Besides, the company was also interested in FDI with some 'good' partners in future.
Company's Chief Operating Officer(CEO) Neil Mills said, "we expect healthy competition after the entry of Air Asia and hope that the Indian government would treat all the airlines equally."
Claiming that the FDI in retail sector will help the sector and SpiceJet too is eager to go for any collaborations in future, Mr Mills said the reported acquiring of shares of Jet by Etihad Airlines would not at all affect the airlines industry in the country as Etihad was only interested in expanding its base in Abu Dhabi.
"The FDI in aviation sector should look over on infrastructure in the industry with a focus on tier-11 and Tier 111 cities, which is the main target of SpiceJet," he said.
Mr MIlls said that development of airports at smaller cities needed to be upgraded but at the same time, usage costs for the airline companies should not be raised.