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Saturday, May 17, 2008

AirAsia claims unfair competition by Malaysian Airlines

Malaysia's transport minister says he will try to resolve a airfare war between the national carrier and budget airline AirAsia.

On Wednesday, Malaysian Airlines said it would give away fares weekly to 20 Asian destinations.

It prompted claims of unfair competition from AirAsia since the government subsidises some of the national carrier's international flights.

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Thursday, February 28, 2008

AirAsia reveals Virgin plan

ASIA'S largest budget airline, AirAsia, has signalled its interest in launching an "ultra low-cost" domestic carrier in partnership with Virgin Blue, fuelling expectations Australia could soon see the mother of all air fare wars.

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Saturday, October 27, 2007

Budget airline OK for Malaysia-Singapore

Malaysia's government has agreed to let low-cost carrier AirAsia fly twice daily from Kuala Lumpur and Singapore, ahead of liberalization of air travel between the two countries, officials said Thursday.

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Monday, July 23, 2007

The Singapore air rights debate

AirAsia Bhd boss Datuk Tony Fernandes believes Malaysia has more to gain than Singapore if the Kuala Lumpur-Singapore air sector is open to competition.

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Monday, June 25, 2007

Virgin's Branson may buy into AirAsia

British billionaire Richard Branson of Virgin Group is touted to be taking a stake in Malaysia's new AirAsia long-haul budget airline. (page not found)

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Friday, May 18, 2007

Cut-price airlines landing like flies

Malaysian budget carrier AirAsia has announced plans to commence flights between Australia and Kuala Lumpur.

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Tuesday, May 08, 2007

AirAsia plans £130 return to Malaysia

AirAsia's CEO says flights from as little as £130 from Malaysia to Britain could commence from March 2008.

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Monday, April 23, 2007

Budget airline plans no-frills routes

AirAsia X is set to announce a multi-billion dollar order of up to 15 Airbus A330-300 aircraft.

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Thursday, March 01, 2007

AirAsia chalks up best quarterly results

AirAsia has recorded its best quarterly results, with net profits surging 192.7 per cent to RM150.1 million from RM51.3 million.

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Monday, January 01, 2007

Virgin, EasyJet, AirAsia forging long-haul alliance

Three of the world's best known budget airlines are in discussions to form a Malaysian based low cost global alliance.

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