The objections on the AirAsia India issue have been "disposed of", the official sources told PTI in New Delhi.
Therefore, AirAsia India, a joint venture of Malaysian carrier AirAsia, Tata Sons and Telestra TradePlace, moved a step forward towards getting the Air Operators Permit or the permit to fly.
Without giving any specific time line for the grant of a flying license to the new airline, the sources said, "It is expected shortly."
The Supreme Court on Friday refused to entertain a plea by BJP leader Subramanian Swamy seeking stay on further approvals to the proposed airline venture between Malaysia's AirAsia and Tata Group.Which is not unusual as he does this with anything which can get him free publicity.Filing cases and put people in quandry and wasting precious time and resources is exciting for him it seems.
The Delhi High Court had earlier declined interim relief to Mr Swamy, who challenged AirAsia deal in the court. Mr Swamy argued that the AirAsia deal is illegal and against the government's policy.
The Supreme Court directed Delhi High Court, where the issue is pending, to expedite the case. The top court said the AirAsia deal is subject to the outcome of the High Court decision.