Airasia News

Spencer Lee, commercial director, AirAsia

Spencer Lee, commercial director, AirAsia

10 November 2017 Videos

AirAsia commercial director Spencer Lee tells Breaking Travel News about the airline, how it is seeking to revolutionise travel in the region, and how important the UK has become as a source market. He also tells us how significant it is has been to be recognised by the World Travel Awards.

First Tianjin-assembled A320neo delivered to AirAsia

First Tianjin-assembled A320neo delivered to AirAsia

26 October 2017 Airline News

AirAsia has taken delivery of the first A320neo assembled at the Airbus Final Assembly Line Asia at a dedicated ceremony in Tianjin, China. The aircraft, powered by CFM LEAP-1A engines, seats comfortably 186 passengers and is equipped with the innovative Space-Flex cabin.

Faulty component cited as cause of AirAsia crash

Faulty component cited as cause of AirAsia crash

1 December 2015 Airline News

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 inks deal with AirAsia

Travelport inks deal with AirAsia

14 June 2015 Travel Technology News

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.

Steep climb may have caused AirAsia QZ8501 crash

Steep climb may have caused AirAsia QZ8501 crash

20 January 2015 Airline News

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.

‘Pings’ heard in search for AirAsia black boxes

‘Pings’ heard in search for AirAsia black boxes

9 January 2015 Airline News

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.

Tail from missing AirAsia flight QZ8501 located in Java Sea

Tail from missing AirAsia flight QZ8501 located in Java Sea

7 January 2015 Airline News

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.