Bo Lingam, deputy group chief executive, AirAsia, speaks to Breaking Travel News about the airline’s revolutionary impact the carrier has had on tourism in the region.
AirAsia has signed a firm order with Airbus for the purchase of 100 A321neo aircraft. The contract was announced at the Farnborough Airshow by AirAsia Group chief executive Tony Fernandes and Airbus president Fabrice Brégier. The contract marks the first order placed by AirAsia for the largest model in the best-selling A320 Family.
Indonesian officials have suggested a faulty component was a “major factor” in the crash of an AirAsia operated Airbus A320-200 in December last year. Flight QZ8501 came down on route from Surabaya to Singapore when it came down in the Java Sea, with the loss of 162 lives.
Travelport has signed a new agreement signed with AirAsia, Asia’s largest low cost carrier, for its Rich Content and Branding solution. This supplements the distribution agreements that Travelport already has with seven carriers within the AirAsia group.
The Indonesian transport minister has suggest AirAsia flight QZ8501 may have climbed too fast before it crashed into the Java Sea. Addressing a parliamentary hearing in Indonesian capital Jakarta, Ignasius Jonan said the plane was climbing at a rate of 6,000ft per minute – beyond the capabilities of most fighter jets.
Indonesian divers have lifted the flight data recorder of crashed AirAsia Flight QZ8501 from the Java Sea, officials have confirmed.
Investigators searching for the wreckage of missing AirAsia flight QZ8501 have heard ‘pings’ from the aircraft’s flight recorders. Divers have been dispatched to investigate the sounds, which follow the discovery of the tailfin of the plane earlier this week. Officials have speculated the black box could have been separated from the rear part of the plane.
Investigators searching for the wreckage of AirAsia flight QZ8501 have located the tail of the crashed plane in the Java Sea. Indonesian officials confirmed it had been located in a secondary search area after an extensive search, suggesting debris has been moved by strong underwater currents.
Investigators have resumed their search for the missing flight data recorders from downed AirAsia Indonesia flight QZ8501. As weather improves in the Java Sea, large items thought to be sections of the plane gave been located.
The search for flight recorders from AirAsia Indonesia flight QZ8501 has moved underwater with the arrival of specialist equipment from France. A team will use the sensitive acoustic equipment to listen for signals from the ‘black box’ recorders.
Poor weather over the Java Sea has slowed efforts to retrieve bodies and debris from the crashed AirAsia Indonesia flight QZ8501. The AirAsia Airbus A320-200 came down on Sunday on route from Surabaya in Indonesia to Singapore carrying 162 people.A total of seven bodies have been pulled from the water so far, while parts of the wreckage of the plane have been located.
Indonesian officials have confirmed at least 40 bodies have been found in the ongoing search for missing AirAsia Indonesia flight QZ8501. Many have been recovered from the scene, with debris also sighted. The bodies were spotted in the Java Sea off the Indonesian part of Borneo.