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Upstarts eager to stake claims to Asean’s open skies

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U Airlines, a startup from Thailand that has splashed the colour orange on all its aircraft for greater visibility among established players in the region, is capitalising on the imminent opening of Asean skies by 2015 to grow into a larger player. 

The airline is barely three months old and has big ambitions to muscle up enough market share and fill enough seats to eventually warrant having an Airbus A380 superjumbo. Will it?

All this ambition is fuelled by the growing air traffic in Asean and Asia, led by the rising affluence in the region.

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