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AirAsia X opens a new era for low-cost travel in Europe
AirAsia X, the long haul subsidiary of low-cost carrier AirAsia, announced with much fanfare in
Flights will start on March 11 with fares offered from as low as £99 (US$149) one-way. AirAsia CEO Dato Tony Fernandes became visibly emotional when talking about the new flight: “I always dreamed to be one day able to offer affordable flights to
The Airbus A340 will offer 286 passengers capacity including 30 premium seats. Looking at the future, AirAsia CEO remains upbeat. He forecasts that the new route could become a shuttle service with “a flight departing every four to five hours. It will then help us to further lower fare. Why not at £49 (US$72) one way,” he added.
Tony Fernandes is committed to making AirAsia a global brand. Twenty-three Airbus A330s are on order and up to two additional Airbus A340 could also be added. The choice of London Stansted was obvious for Fernandes. “We picked Stansted not only because we got good financial conditions to come but also because of its excellent connectivity as it is linked to 160 cities throughout
Asked if AirAsia is not deterred by the failure of Oasis Hong Kong, Fernandes replied: “Oasis did not offer any connection beyond