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AirAsia is a low-cost carrier based in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. While the country is home to a widely-revered full-service operator in the form of flag carrier Malaysia Airlines, AirAsia has outgrown it in terms of its fleet and network. With subsidiaries situated across the continent, AirAsia is set to grow even more, with a huge Airbus order on the way. (Featured image: Getty Images)

AirAsia X is putting increased emphasis on diversifying its revenue sources, including putting a greater emphasis on freight. Photo: Getty Images
Airline Type:
Low-Cost Carrier
Year Founded:
Riad Asmat
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AirAsia To Restart Flights From Kota Kinabalu To Macau & Beijing In July

The airline is further boosting its presence in China.

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AirAsia X Adds 50% More Pax In First Quarter

AirAsia X has increased capacity and sold more tickets, which is hopefully a strategy other Asia-Pacific airlines will soon follow.

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The Story Of Thai AirAsia's Leicester City-Liveried Airbus A320

The aircraft has now worn its special livery for almost six years.

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AirAsia Group Boosts International Capacity As China Market Rebounds

The AirAsia Aviation Group is rebounding at a great pace and making the most of restriction-free travel in Asia-Pacific.

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The Most Notable New Airline Routes This Week

Routes go to the heart of airlines and airports, and I celebrate them in my weekly newsletter.

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Thai AirAsia X To Have Rehabilitation Plan Ready This Month

The airline hopes to begin refunding passengers by the end of this year.

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AirAsia Xpanding Services To China And Australia

AirAsia X is expanding its international network with flights resuming to the Gold Coast and Beijing.

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AirAsia To Launch Direct Jakarta-Perth Flights In June

The airline will begin flying from Jakarta to Perth beginning on June 2.

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Air India Express And AirAsia India Integrate Reservation System

Both airlines are expected to merge fully in a few months from now.

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AirAsia CEO: High Ticket Fares Here To Stay

The classic supply and demand economics comes into play, much to passengers' dismay.

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AirAsia India Begins Flights From Surat International Airport

The new addition makes it the 19th airport in the budget carrier's domestic network.

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AirAsia Says China Demand Hasn't Returned As Hoped

The number of passengers entering China with AirAsia did not reach the expected number after the lifting of pandemic restrictions.

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AirAsia Adding More Aircraft As It Returns China Services

In his usual style, Tony Fernandes is talking up AirAsia and adding aircraft while hinting at corporate changes to the Capital A structure.

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AirAsia Philippines Opens Narita Route And Offers 60kgs Of Checked Baggage

AirAsia Philippines is looking to East Asia for opportunities and now allows passengers up to 60 kgs of baggage, at a price.

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AirAsia Plans Airbus A330neo Return Amid Operational Ramp-Up

After having been on the ground for months, AirAsia's A330neos are set to fly once again.

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Malaysia's Capital A Reports AirAsia Group Nears 50% Recovery In 2022

AirAsia is taking full advantage of open borders and surging demand across Southeast Asia.

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AirAsia Welcomes Chinese New Year With 100% Loads On Special Low Fare Flights

The expected rush for the Chinese New Year is well underway, with AirAsia Malaysia adding more flights that are 100% booked already.

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AirAsia Philippines Gears Up For Increase In Foreign Demand

The low-cost carrier is already posting a load factor of more than 93% for January 2023.

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Malaysia Launches Investigation Into AirAsia Ransomware Attack

The attack compromised the personal data of passengers and employees of the low-cost carrier.

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Formerly Called Asian Spirit: What Happened To AirAsia Zest?

A look back at AirAsia's low-cost Philippine airline.