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AirAsia scraps plans for Singapore joint venture

AirAsia abandons Singapore airline unit idea AirAsia scraps plans for Singapore joint venture

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia — AirAsia, Asia’s largest low-cost carrier, has scrapped plans for a Singapore joint venture due to high operating costs and lack of domestic market potential in the ...

AirAsia becomes first operator of Airbus’ Sharklet equipped A320

Airbus delivers first A320 equipped with Sharklets AirAsia becomes first operator of Airbus’ Sharklet equipped A320

Airbus has delivered the first A320 equipped with Sharklets today to AirAsia, which becomes the first operator of the new fuel-saving large wing tip devices.

Indonesian government may cancel AirAsia-Batavia Air deal

Batavia Air acquisition Indonesian government may cancel AirAsia-Batavia Air deal

The government may cancel the acquisition of local airline Batavia Air by Malaysian airline, AirAsia Berhard, and its Indonesian partner, if the transaction breaches the ownership limit imposed on ...

AirAsia purchases Batavia Air for $80 million in cash

Batavia Air acquisition first major airline buy for AirAsia AirAsia purchases Batavia Air for $80 million in cash

JAKARTA, Indonesia - Largest budget airline in Asia, AirAsia Bhd, is purchasing Indonesian carrier Batavia Air for $80 million in cash.

AirAsia waves international counter check-in fees

AirAsia leading effort to reduce cost of travelling AirAsia waves international counter check-in fees

SEPANG – AirAsia is abolishing the counter check-in fees for all international flights throughout its route network.

The yin and the yang between Malaysia Airlines and AirAsia

AIR TRANSPORT The yin and the yang between Malaysia Airlines and AirAsia

Luc Citrinot, eTN

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (eTN) - It is almost half a year since AirAsia took part of the capital of its former arch-rival Malaysia Airlines.

AirAsia celebrates its 10th anniversary

AirAsia Celebrates 10 Years of Awesome-ness AirAsia celebrates its 10th anniversary

LONDON, England – AirAsia, the world’s best low cost airline for three consecutive years, celebrated its 10th Anniversary at the Kuala Lumpur Low Cost Carrier Terminal (LCCT) today, with ...

AirAsia ready to take off in Vietnam

Airline expects to launch at year end AirAsia ready to take off in Vietnam

Luc Citrinot, eTN

BANGKOK, Thailand (eTN) - Speculations have been abounding over the destiny of AirAsia's joint venture with Vietjet in Vietnam.

AirAsia Philippines takes shape

AIRASIA EXPANSION AirAsia Philippines takes shape

Luc Citrinot, eTN

CLARK, Philippines (eTN) - AirAsia group's newest subsidiary in Southeast Asia is on the last track before takeoff.

AirAsia announces new board member

Datuk Mohamed Azman Yahya Appointed AirAsia announces new board member

LONDON, England – The Board of AirAsia Berhad (“The Board”) today announced the appointment of Datuk Mohamed Azman Yahya as a Non-Independent Non-Executive Director of the company.

Major share swap to help save Malaysian Airlines

AirAsia-Malaysian Air Share Swap Major share swap to help save Malaysian Airlines

KUALA LUMPUR — Southeast Asia's largest budget airline AirAsia looks set for a major share swap with Malaysian Airlines in a deal to help save the struggling national flag carrier, reports said ...

ANA, AirAsia team up to form AirAsia Japan

AirAsia Japan ANA, AirAsia team up to form AirAsia Japan

All Nippon Airways (ANA) Group, Japan’s largest airline, and low-cost carrier, AirAsia, announced that they are teaming up to form AirAsia Japan, a new low-cost carrier.

AirAsia posts strong performance despite high fuel prices

AirAsia records growth AirAsia posts strong performance despite high fuel prices

LONDON, England – AirAsia Berhad recorded a growth in operating profit in 1Q11, in what Group CEO Tony Fernandes hailed as “excellent despite high fuel prices.”

AirAsia introduces new booking features

AirAsia Enhances Booking Experience AirAsia introduces new booking features

LONDON, England – AirAsia’s guests can now breeze through their flight booking process with the introduction of two new booking features on both its web and mobile platforms for AirAsia ...

Air Asia group launches 'To Japan With Love' campaign

'To Japan With Love' Campaign Air Asia group launches 'To Japan With Love' campaign

LONDON, England – AirAsia Berhad, AirAsia X, AirAsia Indonesia and AirAsia Thailand together officially launched today a year-long inter-regional campaign aimed at helping Japan get back on its ...

It is all about logos in Vietnam

SOUTHEAST ASIA OPEN SKIES It is all about logos in Vietnam

Luc Citrinot, eTN

BANGKOK (eTN) - With an average economic growth rate of 8% a year and a population of 80 million individuals, Vietnam is an increasingly attractive place to do business.

Fuel surcharges blossom again at Southeast Asia budget carriers

FUEL INCREASE Fuel surcharges blossom again at Southeast Asia budget carriers

Luc Citrinot, eTN

BANGKOK (eTN) - Last Tuesday marked an end to a marketing trump that AirAsia had been branding for over two years.

Tony Fernandes may buy Virgin Atlantic

AirAsia Chief Renewed Interest In UK Airline Tony Fernandes may buy Virgin Atlantic

LONDON, England - The chief executive of Malaysia's AirAsia is considering a possible takeover bid for British airline Virgin Atlantic, the Sunday Times newspaper reported.

AirAsia, truly ASEAN

LOW COST AIRLINES AirAsia, truly ASEAN

Luc Citrinot, eTN

(eTN) - The ASEAN logo is proudly displayed on the aircraft's livery of some of AirAsia's Airbus A320 all across Asia, and this is more than justified.

Thailand, a test market for AirAsiaGo and Tourism Malaysia packages

ONLINE TRAVEL Thailand, a test market for AirAsiaGo and Tourism Malaysia packages

Luc Citrinot, eTN

BANGKOK (eTN) - Tourism Malaysia and AirAsiaGo pioneered a new market product with packages offered under the AirAsiaGo brand and named “Go Malaysia.” Iskandar Mirza Mohd Yusof, director of ...

Blossoming air routes between Indonesia and Thailand

AIR BRIDGE INDONESIA-THAILAND Blossoming air routes between Indonesia and Thailand

Luc Citrinot, eTN

BANGKOK/JAKARTA (eTN) - The coming winter season for Asia's largest low-cost carrier, AirAsia, will see a major boost in flights between Indonesia and Thailand, reflecting the growing interest for ...

Brunei slowly opens up to low cost airline business

Budget Airlines Brunei slowly opens up to low cost airline business

Luc Citrinot, eTN

Until today, Brunei’s main source of wealth was its petrol and gas resources.

Sabah rises further in Malaysia tourism thanks to air connections

Air Competition Sabah rises further in Malaysia tourism thanks to air connections

Luc Citrinot, eTN

(eTN) - To firmly establish a destination on the tourism world map today, it is not only a matter of natural or cultural attractions. Air connections are of crucial importance.

Indonesia AirAsia switches its strategy from domestic to international

LOW COST AIRLINE Indonesia AirAsia switches its strategy from domestic to international

Luc Citrinot, etn

Indonesia is a country prone to rumors. And the latest one concerned recently Indonesia AirAsia.

AirAsia Kuala Lumpur-Yangon Myanmar's renewed interest for international tourism

Luc Citrinot, eTN

With Yangon served out of Kuala Lumpur, low-cost carrier AirAsia completes its presence in all ASEAN countries from its main gateway in Malaysia.

Vietnam confirms AirAsia joint venture

Low Cost Vietnam confirms AirAsia joint venture

Luc Citrinot, eTN

Opposition of Vietnam Airlines did not finally deter VietJet Air CEO Nguyen Duc Tam and AirAsia Group CEO Tony Fernandes to finalize a joint venture agreement in Hanoi.

AirAsia Group and Jet Star form first low cost airlines' world alliance

LOW COST AIRLINES AirAsia Group and Jet Star form first low cost airlines' world alliance

Etn team

In a world first for low cost airlines, Jetstar and AirAsia announced today they would form a new alliance that would reduce costs, pool expertise and ultimately result in cheaper fares for both ...

Tony Fernandes named Airline CEO of 2009

Airline CEO Of The Year Tony Fernandes named Airline CEO of 2009

India-origin Tony Fernandes has been named as the Airline CEO of the Year 2009, by Jane's Transport Finance magazine, for successfully leading AirAsia to one of the world's best low-cost airline. ...

Cebu Pacific Air bucks the trend

Profitable Airline Cebu Pacific Air bucks the trend

Luc Citrinot, eTN Staff Writer

MANILA (eTN) - As international air passenger traffic in the Philippines dips in the 1st half of 2009 due to the slump in world economies, Cebu Pacific Air not only bucks the trend, but remains ...

Bangkok Airways’ struggle on international routes

Thailand Low-Cost Carrier Bangkok Airways’ struggle on international routes

Luc Citrinot, eTN Staff Writer

BANGKOK (eTN) - Regional Thai carrier Bangkok Airways’ struggles with its international network under the combined factors of plummeting outbound travel from Northeast Asia and Europe, as well ...

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