AirAsia X plans Europe, US flights

AirAsia X to stop NZ flights, cites fuel costsAirAsia X, the long-haul affiliate of low-cost carrier AirAsia Group, plans to fly to the US by 2015 and to Europe by 2016, said co-founder and director Tan Sri Tony Fernandes at a signing ceremony between AirAsia X and Airbus for the firm order of 25 more A330-300s valued at $6 billion.

“The margins are thin on these routes but we will do it for the long-term,” Fernandes said. He added that AirAsia X aims to be the “Emirates of Southeast Asia”, flying to new destinations and entering new markets such as Mongolia, with 57 confirmed planes by 2019.

The airline has carried more than nine million passengers since commencing operations in 2007, serving 18 destinations across Asia, Australia and the Middle East.

AirAsia X will be riding on the positive growth in the aviation industry, due to rising demand for air travel as well as positive economic growth, he said, adding the aviation industry’s outlook looks positive.

“The opening of KLIA2, the new budget terminal next year, will give a massive boost to the industry,” he said. “As long as we keep fares low, people will fly. There are three billion people in Asia.”

He emphasised on the opportunity for Malaysia to be like Dubai, the world’s leading aviation hub, with support from the government and airport authorities.

 



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AirAsia X, the long-haul affiliate of low-cost carrier AirAsia Group, plans to fly to the US by 2015 and to Europe by 2016, said co-founder and director Tan Sri Tony Fernandes at a signing ceremony between AirAsia X and Airbus for the firm order of 25 more A330-300s valued at $6 billion. "The margins are thin on these routes but we will do it for the long-term," Fernandes said. He added that AirAsia X aims to be the "Emirates of Southeast Asia", flying to new destinations and entering new markets such as Mongolia, with 57 confirmed planes by 2019. The...

AirAsia X to stop NZ flights, cites fuel costsAirAsia X, the long-haul affiliate of low-cost carrier AirAsia Group, plans to fly to the US by 2015 and to Europe by 2016, said co-founder and director Tan Sri Tony Fernandes at a signing ceremony between AirAsia X and Airbus for the firm order of 25 more A330-300s valued at $6 billion.

“The margins are thin on these routes but we will do it for the long-term,” Fernandes said. He added that AirAsia X aims to be the “Emirates of Southeast Asia”, flying to new destinations and entering new markets such as Mongolia, with 57 confirmed planes by 2019.

The airline has carried more than nine million passengers since commencing operations in 2007, serving 18 destinations across Asia, Australia and the Middle East.

AirAsia X will be riding on the positive growth in the aviation industry, due to rising demand for air travel as well as positive economic growth, he said, adding the aviation industry’s outlook looks positive.

“The opening of KLIA2, the new budget terminal next year, will give a massive boost to the industry,” he said. “As long as we keep fares low, people will fly. There are three billion people in Asia.”

He emphasised on the opportunity for Malaysia to be like Dubai, the world’s leading aviation hub, with support from the government and airport authorities.

 



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