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2011-03-29 17:40:00

SINGAPORE, March 29, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- AirAsia, the world's best low cost airline and Expedia, Inc., the world's largest online travel company, today announced the launch of a new joint venture company covering Asia Pacific and offering a complete range of great value flights, hotels, and holiday packages. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20110121/SF33870LOGO-b) This is the first partnership of its kind globally between a low cost carrier (LCC) and an online travel agent...

2008-11-14 09:00:21

AirAsia X has launched a new service from Kuala Lumpur in Malaysia to Melbourne in Australia. The airline operates the new service using wide-bodied Airbus A330-300 aircraft. AirAsia X will service the route between Melbourne and Kuala Lumpur initially with four return flights per week. AirAsia X has announced plans to upgrade this schedule to daily return flights during the peak season from December 18, 2008 to January 16, 2009. Daily return flights will then commence from March 2009....

2008-11-06 06:00:13

AirAsia has announced that it will launch a daily direct flight to Tiruchirappalli in the Indian state of Tamil Nadu from Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, beginning December 1, 2008. The airline will operate the daily direct flight using Airbus A320 aircraft. Tiruchirappalli is the first destination to be serviced by AirAsia in India. The airline is offering fares from INR699 one-way on the Tiruchirappalli-Kuala Lumpur route. Tony Fernandes, group CEO of AirAsia, said: "Tiruchirappalli will be our...

2008-10-14 03:00:23

By James S IS IT TIME TO POP THE champagne for airline stocks? Share prices of airline companies had been sold down heavily since last year as crude oil prices soared to a record high of US$ 148/barrel, lifting aviation jet fuel prices in the process to its similar high. However, the commodity's price has since fallen substantially and fell to as low as around the US$ 90/barrel level recently before settling at around US$ 104 at the time of writing. Given that the rise in crude oil prices...

2008-09-30 00:00:24

By Presenna Nambiar AIRASIA is the big winner with the opening up of the KL- Singapore route, but the move is not expected to rock the boat much for competitors Malaysia Airlines (MAS) and Singapore Airlines (SIA). "In terms of impact on competitors, MAS and SIA have already greatly reduced their frequencies compared to before the route was opened when some 20 flights a day were mounted by the combined carriers. "As such, we believe the business models for these two airlines have already...

2008-09-17 09:00:28

Malaysia-based low-cost airline AirAsia has launched direct daily flights between Hong Kong and Bangkok, Thailand, using Airbus 320 aircraft. Kathleen Tan, regional head of commercial operations at AirAsia, said: "The launch of our direct daily flights between Hong Kong and Bangkok will work hand-in-hand with our existing connections, especially our Hong Kong to Kuala Lumpur route, and will further strengthen our position as the leading low-fare airline in Asia with a wide network of...

2008-09-10 21:00:17

By Sharen Kaur AIRASIA X, the long haul budget carrier, will increase daily flights to Gold Coast Australia during the peak season from mid- December to mid-January. It will also expand its seating capacity by 20 per cent when it takes delivery of the new Airbus A330-300, chief executive officer Azran Osman-Rani said. This will be the second aircraft operated by AirAsia X, which has signed a deal with Airbus to buy 25 of the A330-300 to cater for its strong passenger demand on existing...

2008-07-21 12:00:54

By Boonsong Kositchotethana, Bangkok Post, Thailand Jul. 16--The founder of One-Two-Go Airlines is taking a long, hard look at the possibility of ceasing the budget carrier's flight operations in a damage-control exercise at a time of skyrocketing fuel prices and declining traffic demand. Udom Tantiprasongchai told the Bangkok Post that he was seriously pondering whether to ground One-Two-Go "temporarily" on mounting cost pressures and poor business outlook. "I'm not lying to...

2008-07-21 00:00:24

KUANTAN: AirAsia has been advised not to jump the gun by informing the media about its application for new routes and an increase of flight frequency. Transport Minister Datuk Ong Tee Keat said the company should wait for the authorities to make a decision. "I see no necessity for AirAsia to tell the media every time they file for a new application," he said after the installation of new committee members at the state Federation of Chinese Associations and state Federation of Chinese...

2008-07-03 15:00:28

By Boonsong Kositchotethana, Bangkok Post, Thailand Jul. 3--Thai AirAsia (TAA) is scrambling to curtail losses this year at no more than the 2007 level as skyrocketing fuel prices and slowing traffic demand make it increasingly harder to run a budget airline. Some of its strategies are unconventional for a low-cost carrier as it looks to lift revenues and keep seats filled even it means they do offer no profit margin. TAA could be in the red again this year but hopes the loss will...


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