AirAsia looks to China and India

20th Mar 2006

AirAsia hopes to launch more flights to China and India as part of its ambitious plans to become a regional airline.

Southeast Asia’s most profitable budget carrier is also looking at forming new joint-ventures in the region to boost revenue, group deputy chief executive Kamarudin Meranum told Agence France Presse.

“We continue to talk to various parties to explore the possibility of establishing joint-ventures,” Kamarudin said.
Kamarudin said Indochina countries and the Philippines were on AirAsia’s radar to form joint-ventures.

“From our experiences in Thailand and Indonesia, we can set up joint-ventures fairly quickly.

“But it must fit into our strategic plan to make AirAsia become an Asian carrier and to provide easy and affordable access for people to travel in the region,” he said.



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