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April 27, 2018 8:40 AM Air Asia records 87% load factor in Q1

PETALING JAYA: Low-cost carrier AirAsia Group Bhd recorded a load factor of 87% for the first quarter of 2018 (Q1 2018), down two percentage points (ppts) from the same period last year. AirAsia said in a statement that it registered a 19% increase in seat capacity during the quarter under review, while total passengers carried increased by 16% year-on-year 62

April 20, 2018 12:25 PM Fernandes: Robust economy spurred AirAsia to hit record numbers

File picture of AirAsia Group CEO Tan Sri Tony Fernandes delivering a speech at the launch of the company’s new headquarters in Sepang March 1, 2018. ― Picture by Yusof Mat IsaKUALA LUMPUR, April 20 ― Malaysia’s robust economy has helped low-cost carrier AirAsia hit record numbers, its Group Chief Executive Officer, Tan Sri Tony Fernandes said. “Economy 54

April 17, 2018 2:22 AM Malindo adds flights for GE14 surge

Malindo previously announced it was also waiving rerouting fees for Malaysians travelling for the May 9 general election. — Bernama picKUALA LUMPUR, April 17 — Local carrier Malindo Air said it will increase the frequency of local flights to accommodate increased demand for the general election. The company said it will add flights from May 8 to 10 and the corresponding 37

April 16, 2018 8:49 AM AirAsia X won’t buy ‘too expensive’ Airbus A350, says co-group CEO

The Airbus A350 XWB flight-test aircraft is seen during a media day event at Guarulhos airport in Sao Paulo August 7, 2014. ―Reuters picSINGAPORE, April 16 — Malaysia’s AirAsia X Bhd has no plans to buy the Airbus SE A350 widebody jet, the airline’s co-group CEO said today, despite the airline having 10 of them on order. “The A350 is not an aircraft 51

April 12, 2018 2:15 PM AirAsia announces fixed domestic flight rates for GE14

AirAsia announced fixed domestic flight rates for passengers travelling to cast votes in the 14th general election. — Reuters file picKUALA LUMPUR, April 12 — AirAsia Group CEO Tan Sri Tony Fernandes today announced fixed domestic flight rates to accommodate passengers travelling to cast votes in the 14th general election. “Fares to Sarawak on the 8th and 9th will be RM120, to Sabah 21

April 4, 2018 6:35 AM AirAsia to launch Penang-Hanoi, Phuket flights in July

Flights from Penang to Hanoi will operate four times weekly, while flights to Phuket will operate with daily direct flights. — Reuters picKUALA LUMPUR, April 4 — Low-cost airline, AirAsia, will fly to Hanoi (Vietnam) and Phuket (Thailand) with direct flights from Penang, starting July 1, 2018. In a statement today, AirAsia said, the routes, which marked 97

March 23, 2018 5:14 AM Bursa down at mid-day

KUALA LUMPUR, March 23 — Bursa Malaysia continued to trade lower at mid-day on concerns over a trade war. At 12.30pm, the FTSE Bursa Malaysia KLCI (FBM KLCI) was 12.49 points lower at 1,864.38 from yesterday's close of 1,876.87. A dealer said US President Donald Trump signed a presidential memorandum yesterday that could impose tariffs of up to US$60 billion 38

March 23, 2018 4:35 AM Brazil legend Roberto Carlos named AirAsia’s latest global ambassador

Roberto Carlos poses with an AirAsia jersey alongside Benyamin at the announcement earlier today. — Picture by Chris MohanKUALA LUMPUR, March 23 — Brazil’s 2002 World Cup winner Roberto Carlos has been named AirAsia’s latest global ambassador in Kuala Lumpur earlier today. The former Real Madrid and Inter Milan leftback said this partnership is a dream 46

March 15, 2018 11:12 AM AirAsia growing payments business as part of digital push, says Fernandes

BigPay is one of the businesses AirAsia has been developing to help gain more data on customers and to increase earnings from income streams other than selling tickets. — Picture by Yusof Mat IsaSINGAPORE, March 15 — AirAsia Bhd plans to expand its BigPay debit card and mobile app recently launched in Malaysia to other countries in the region and to add remittance 56

March 13, 2018 3:51 AM Mavcom resolves 99.7% of total complaints received

PETALING JAYA: The Malaysian Aviation Commission (Mavcom) has successfully resolved and closed 99.7% out of the total of 735 complaint cases lodged with the commission throughout the six-month period of July to December 2017. Releasing the commission's third issues of the Consumer Report, Mavcom said this marked an improvement in its performance even as the number 49