AirAsia seeks to start units in Singapore, Vietnam

AirAsia seeks to start units in Singapore, Vietnam

An AirAsia aircraft is seen parked at Suvarnabhumi airport in Samut Prakan province. (Photo: Varuth Hirunyatheb)
An AirAsia aircraft is seen parked at Suvarnabhumi airport in Samut Prakan province. (Photo: Varuth Hirunyatheb)

KUALA LUMPUR - Low-cost budget carrier AirAsia is seeking to start units in Singapore and Vietnam, the Edge reported.

The company wants a presence in those markets even while recognizing it won’t be the biggest player there, the paper said, citing Tony Fernandes, chief executive officer of AirAsia’s parent Capital A Bhd.

AirAsia already has operations in Thailand, Malaysia, Philippines, Indonesia and Cambodia.

Meanwhile, Thai AirAsia is planning to ramp up flights to countries with visa-free travel such as Japan and China, according to Thai AirAsia chief executive Santisuk Klongchaiya. 

Prime Minister Srettha Thavisin this week announced his ambitious goal to make Thailand a regional aviation centre and one of the world's five largest cargo distribution hubs.


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