Articles tagged “airasia”

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.

7 months 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.

8 months ago

AirAsia X Gets Clearance to Launch First Low-Cost Flights Between Asia and U.S.

AirAsia X Gets Clearance to Launch First Low-Cost Flights Between Asia and U.S.

Reuters

AirAsia X has a lot of options, but look for it to expand slowly into the United States. Because it's a much shorter flight, Hawaii might be a good first step.

10 months ago

AirAsia Is Trying to Raise $1 Billion to Help Buy New Planes

AirAsia Is Trying to Raise $1 Billion to Help Buy New Planes

Chong Pooi Koon, Bloomberg

Raising $1 billion for a high-flying southeast Asian airline would have been a cinch just two years ago.

2 years ago

Which Was Expedia’s Most Important Acquisition of 2015?

Which Was Expedia’s Most Important Acquisition of 2015?

Dennis Schaal, Skift

If the integration goes as Expedia and HomeAway envision then this merger can turn out to be transformational for both companies. If that becomes the reality, then the Expedia acquisition of Orbitz may end up being viewed in coming years as a mere footnote in Expedia's timeline when compared with the HomeAway buy.

2 years ago

Indonesia’s Aviation Safety Can’t Keep Pace With Its Rapid Growth

Indonesia’s Aviation Safety Can’t Keep Pace With Its Rapid Growth

Chris Brummitt and Kyunghee Park, Bloomberg

Rapid growth, a skills shortage, and a geographically challenging environment are already a challenge. But when you add in a focus on very low fares, it's a recipe for trouble.

2 years ago

The Indian Airline That’s Giving Away Seats to Compete With Low-Cost Carriers

The Indian Airline That’s Giving Away Seats to Compete With Low-Cost Carriers

Anurag Kotoky and Manish Modi, Bloomberg

Price wars like this never, ever end well. And there's little option beyond cutting back services in markets where you have to compete like this.

2 years ago

AirAsia Malaysia’s CEO Says She’s Ready to Help the Brand Take Over Asia

AirAsia Malaysia’s CEO Says She’s Ready to Help the Brand Take Over Asia

Chong Pooi Koon, Bloomberg

We're clearly team #Omar.

2 years ago

Best Travel Ads This Week: Destinations Celebrate Local Culture

Best Travel Ads This Week: Destinations Celebrate Local Culture

Joyce Manalo, Skift

Low-tech and high-tech productions can have a way of dialing in and out of authenticity.

2 years ago

AirAsia’s CEO Tries to Counter Claim That the Airline’s Accounting Is Dubious

AirAsia’s CEO Tries to Counter Claim That the Airline’s Accounting Is Dubious

Andrea Rothman, Bloomberg

It's not easy to run multiple airlines in multiple markets, even if you're as savvy as Fernandes.

2 years ago

AirAsia Hasn’t Ruled Out IPO for Indonesian Division, Even After Fatal Crash

AirAsia Hasn’t Ruled Out IPO for Indonesian Division, Even After Fatal Crash

David Fickling, Bloomberg

Most airlines couldn't even think of something like this so soon after a tragedy, but AirAsia's handling of the crash was mostly a model for how disasters should be dealt with.

3 years ago

Expedia Takes Majority Stake in AirAsia Joint Venture for $86 Million

Expedia Takes Majority Stake in AirAsia Joint Venture for $86 Million

Dennis Schaal, Skift

Expedia continues on its rollup strategy by bringing its AirAsia joint venture officially into the Expedia fold.

3 years ago