HNA Aviation is very soon going to invest in Indian Aviation Sector :
HNA Group is a well known Chinese aviation firm,Tan ( President ) confirmed that they are all set to invest around $200 million in Indian aviation industry .
“We are looking forward to an investment of between $150 to 200 million in the Indian aviation sector only if we get a viable domestic partner”. Xiangdong said.
HNA Group is one of the biggest aviation conglomerates of China owning 16 airline companies with 528 aircrafts operating across the world. The group’s flagship Hainan Airlines is one of the seven airlines awarded five-star rating by Skytrax.
HNA group also have good interests in shipping, logistics, financial services and hotel business sector.
With troubles hitting the Indian aviation industries and companies like Kingfisher and Spicejet facing crisis, Xiangdong said the group is very cautious about making investments in this sector of the country.
He said, “We are keeping a regular tab on the Indian aviation business and are stepping cautiously about making any investments.
“On the other side, we are taking note of the progress made by recently setup Vistara and Air Asia India.”
HNA group is also planning to enter travel agency business in India with an investment $50 million.
“We have huge plans for investments in India. We are planning to invest a sum of $50 million in travel agency business and is looking for some good domestic partners,” he added.
He added, “We are in preliminary talks with some companies about this but nothing concrete has happened till now.”
Apart from aviation and travel agency, the group is also mulling options to invest in mid-size hotel business in India.
“We are planning to put our money into developing three star and four star hotels in India. We see a lot of opportunities in this segment here,” he said.
HNA Group is the biggest stake holder of NH Hotels which owns 400 hotels in 28 countries of Europe, America and Africa. The group also owns more than 70 hotels in China.
Xiandong added, “Our target is to build a feasible business enterprise in the country involving local partners.”
If everything goes well, Spicejet will get funding from HNA group.