Articles tagged “airasia”

Vietnam Tour Operator Vietravel to Launch New Airline

Vietnam Tour Operator Vietravel to Launch New Airline

John Boudreau and Mai Ngoc Chau, Bloomberg

What? Another new airline in Vietnam? Bamboo Airways has barely taken to the skies when a major tour operator in the country decides we want to get in on this, too. Tourism is booming in Vietnam but that is never a guarantee for success in any sector.

3 hours ago

Low-Cost Long-Haul Airlines Haven’t Solved Their Late Arrivals Problem

Low-Cost Long-Haul Airlines Haven’t Solved Their Late Arrivals Problem

Irene García Pérez and Richard Weiss, Bloomberg

Low-cost airlines grew up on short-haul flights, and haven't made a smooth transition into the long-haul arena. With fewer resources at far-flung airports, carriers like Norwegian and AirAsia X often don't have adequate backup plans.

2 weeks ago

Budget Carrier AirAsia Is Trying to Become a Lifestyle Booking Site

Budget Carrier AirAsia Is Trying to Become a Lifestyle Booking Site

Dennis Schaal, Skift

Can a budget carrier like AirAsia also be an aspirational brand, and a hotel and activities booking site? The dual operations — running an airline and an online-travel-agency-like operation — seem like a big stretch. That's especially so when the airline is facing intense pressure from rising fuel costs.

4 months ago

AirAsia’s Aim to Expand Into China Suffers Setback

AirAsia’s Aim to Expand Into China Suffers Setback

Kyunghee Park, Bloomberg

It's unfortunate that AirAsia's preliminary agreement for a venture lapsed after a year with no chance of renewal. The budget carrier has been setting up affiliates across Asia, but China is the missing piece.

5 months ago

Epic India Fare War Part of a Shakeout Under Way for Decades

Epic India Fare War Part of a Shakeout Under Way for Decades

Anurag Kotoky, Bloomberg

It is difficult to see a way out of the mess that is the India aviation market. There will be a lot more aviation pain before there is gain.

5 months ago

Expedia Hedges Its Asia Bets With Brands, Affiliates and Investments

Expedia Hedges Its Asia Bets With Brands, Affiliates and Investments

Dennis Schaal, Skift

After a slew of acquisitions in 2014 and 2015, Expedia is focused on investing and executing. A sustained and rationally exuberant approach may work better in various markets in Asia Pacific this time around than previous efforts.

5 months ago

AirAsia Close to Striking $23 Billion Deal to Buy Airbus Jets

AirAsia Close to Striking $23 Billion Deal to Buy Airbus Jets

Benjamin Katz and Anand Krishnamoorthy, Bloomberg

Malaysian airline AirAsia is serious about building a pan-Asian, low-budget airline. Its orders with Airbus, if the contracts get signed, will be a huge step in that direction. But don't underestimate the Gulf carriers in that market.

6 months ago

Japan Airlines Is Going After AirAsia With Its New Low-Cost Service

Japan Airlines Is Going After AirAsia With Its New Low-Cost Service

Kyunghee Park, Bloomberg

Taking on an incumbent as experienced as AirAsia is going to be a tough gig for Japan Airlines but, with Asia being such a huge aviation growth market, there's probably room for more competition.

8 months ago

AirAsia Won’t Always Be Able to Fly More Cheaply Than Its Budget Rivals

AirAsia Won’t Always Be Able to Fly More Cheaply Than Its Budget Rivals

David Fickling, Bloomberg

For 16 years the Malaysian carrier has grown by keeping its costs lower than its competitors have. But AirAsia may see its wings clipped as it faces a price war led by savvy new regional players, such as Malindo Air, a Malaysian airline launched in 2013.

11 months ago

Asian Airlines Are Still Soaring Despite the Oil Price Spike

Asian Airlines Are Still Soaring Despite the Oil Price Spike

Dong Lyu, Kyunghee Park and Anurag Kotoky, Bloomberg

Airline executives say that Asian carriers can withstand the recent jump in oil prices without financial turbulence. Let's hear it for today's more fuel efficient aircraft.

12 months ago

AirAsia CEO Supports Gulf Carriers in Open Skies Dispute

AirAsia CEO Supports Gulf Carriers in Open Skies Dispute

Dan Peltier, Skift

The low-cost, long-haul model will come to Asia, says AirAsia's Tony Fernandes, if customers are willing to pay for it. Fernandes isn't shy about saying he's jealous about some of the moves Norwegian Air has made.

2 years ago

AirAsia Wants a Piece of The Growing Travel Market in Vietnam

AirAsia Wants a Piece of The Growing Travel Market in Vietnam

John Boudreau and Anurag Kotoky, Bloomberg

With fuel still relatively cheap it is a good time for airlines to think about expansion, especially into fast-growing markets such as Vietnam. The only problem for AirAsia is that the country is already well-served by a couple of low-cost carriers.

2 years ago