Tag: AirAsia

First A320neo Assembled in Tianjin Delivered to AirAsia

AirAsia has taken delivery of the first A320neo assembled at the Airbus Final Assembly Line Asia (FALA) 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. AirAsia is the largest airline customer of the A320 Family with orders […]

AirAsia Remains Confident Despite 60% Drop In Q2 Net Profit

Earlier this week shares in AirAsia fell by 1% on the release of disappointing Q2 net returns, with a 60% drop in net profit compared to Q2 2016. This result was mainly due to higher operating costs, predominantly 60% higher staff costs and 82% higher aircraft fuel expenses. Despite this result, the Kuala Lumpur-based Malaysian […]

THAI AirAsia X Suspends Route Expansions

Thailand-based low-cost, long-haul airline Thai AirAsia X (TAAX) will put off any route expansions until further notice, that is, until the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) lifts the red flag it has put on the country for the safety shortcomings in its aviation industry. ICAO’s red flag prevents Thai-based airlines from opening new routes, expanding […]

AAG Announce A320 Simulator Investment

Leading aviation training provider Alpha Aviation Group continues SE Asia infrastructure investment with A320 Fixed Based Simulator.  Alpha Aviation Group (“AAG”), a leading provider of aviation training solutions for the global airline industry, continues its investments into its Filipino platform by investing in its advanced training infrastructure. AAG Philippines has taken delivery and will commence […]

AirAsia Receives Its First A320neo

AirAsia has taken delivery of its first A320neo at a dedicated ceremony in Hamburg. The aircraft is the first CFM International LEAP-1A powered A320neo in South East Asia and the second worldwide. Equipped with a Space Flex Cabin for an optimal passenger comfort and efficiency, the aircraft is configured with 186 seats. AirAsia is Airbus’ […]

Bomb Threat: Passengers Evacuated From AirAsia Flight

A bomb threat onboard a AirAsia flight at the Kuala Lumpur International Airport 2 (klia2) forced the evacuation of passengers from the aircraft. AirAsia, in a statement today, confirmed that flight AK423 bound for Banda Acheh, Indonesia, from klia2 was grounded for security check following a disruptive guest onboard the flight. “As a precautionary measure, […]

Scoot Prepares to Fly to Europe in 2017, the World’s Longest LCC Route

Singapore Airlines’ (SIA) medium/long haul low cost airline subsidiary Scoot is now preparing to launch services to Europe in 2nd quarter 2017. For those who doubted the reality of long haul LCC operations, the evidence is mounting that the future of long haul is changing. There are now 11 LCCs operating scheduled routes longer than […]

Vistara, AirAsia Can Soon Fly International as 5/20 Rule Gets Abolished

Vistara and AirAsia will soon be able to fly international as the Union Cabinet has cleared the civil aviation policy. “In the aviation policy, we had proposed that the government should charge Rs 8,000 per landing from airlines to fund the regional connectivity plan,” said a senior aviation ministry official, who did not want to […]