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Destinations: Malaysia, South Korea - Seoul, Thailand, Vietnam, Indonesia, Singapore, China, Australia, Myanmar, India, Macau, Laos, Cambodia, Phnom Penh, Tianjin, Osaka Japan
Reopening of Kuala Lumpur-London route
AirAsia Group CEO Tony Fernandes revealed that plans to re-open the Kuala Lumpur-London air route are “definitely on the cards”. Mr Fernandes said that he was “pleased” to announce the re-opening of the route, and will be in discussion about this with the Mayor of London Boris Johnson.
AirAsia India Will Now Fly to Pune
AirAsia India has expanded its operations in the country and will now be flying to Pune. The airline is offering an introductory all-inclusive one-way fare of Rs 1499 from Bengaluru to Pune and vice versa.
AirAsia "World's Leading Low-Cost Airline" title again
AirAsia topped the "World's Leading Low-Cost Airline" category, receiving the highest votes from travel professionals worldwide, beating airberlin, easyJet, flydubai, JetBlue Airways, Jetstar Airways, Kulula, Mango, Norwegian, Ryanair and also Southwest Airlines, among others. AirAsia is also the holder of the Asia' Best and World's Best Low-Cost Airline title, awarded by Skytrax, for six consecutive years from 2009 to 2014.
Lower fuel price offers more opportunities
The decline in global crude oil price is an advantage to AirAsia as it opens more opportunities for the company to improve itself. Its Chief Executive Officer Aireen Omar said the impact would strengthen the low-cost carrier’s network in South-East Asia, by allowing more innovations to ensure better value to its business.
Budget carrier AirAsia said it will launch a regional air pass next year to increase revenue and boost tourism in Southeast Asia, taking competition in low-cost air travel to a more intense level. Chief executive Tony Fernandes said the AirAsia ASEAN Pass will allow travellers to fly to 10 different destinations in Southeast Asia in one month for 499 ringgit ($148), excluding airport taxes.
Malaysian low-cost carrier AirAsia X confirmed its order of 55 long-haul A330Neo passenger planes from Airbus at a list price of US$15 billion, in what is the biggest single order for the line of aircraft. Since signing an agreement to purchase 50 of the new-generation A330s in July, AirAsia X has added five more planes to its order, the group said in a statement. Airbus will begin delivering the fleet in 2018, AirAsia X said.
AirAsia India hopes to be Ebitda positive by March-April
Budget carrier AirAsia India hopes to make operating profits by the end of March or early April by which time its hangars would house six aircraft, the airline’s chief executive, Mittu Chandilya, told FE. The airline posted a loss of close to R29 crore for the July-September quarter, its first full quarter of operations since its launch in June, as the carrier registered a relatively low load factor.
AirAsia lowers fares further, unveils football icon as ambassador
AirAsia group CEO Tan Sri Tony Fernandes has announced a further reduction in the airline’s fares.
“We will make them cheaper,” he said here yesterday after announcing football icon and former Manchester United midfielder Park Ji-sung as AirAsia’s global ambassador.
“South Korea is a very important market for us as we have three airlines flying into the country – AirAsia X, Thai AirAsia X and AirAsia Philippines,” he said. AirAsia also signed a Letter of Intent (LOI) with Hana Tour and Mode Tour, two of South Korea’s leading travel agencies, to further diversify its distribution channels in the Korean market.
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