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AirAsia Group Announces Major Fleet Groundings, Looks Towards Freight Operations

Malaysia's AirAsia Group Berhad announced on Wednesday its decision to ground approximately 90% of its fleet, which currently consists of more than 200 aircraft across Asia, including slightly over 100 aircraft in Malaysia. This decision had to be made due to an ongoing wave of Covid-19 infections in Malaysia, where daily cases have been consistently reported in the thousands in the past week. AirAsia Malaysia, the largest low-cost carrier in Malaysia, expects demand to start recovering in August, allowing it…

Malaysia’s AirAsia X Approved for Restructuring Process

Malaysian low-cost carrier AirAsia X has been earned shareholder approval to go ahead with the debt restructuring process, which will allow the airline to pursue a plan that is viewed as essential for survival through the ongoing pandemic crisis. This comes as seemingly better news in light of the recent…

Malaysia’s AirAsia Group Records Narrower First Quarter Loss

Malaysia's flagship low-cost carrier AirAsia Group filed a stock exchange on Thursday (May 27) showing a smaller first-quarter net loss - which marks its seventh consecutive quarter losses - having narrowed by 4.5 percent. This loss was narrower as the airline was able to successfully negotiate with aircraft lessors on…

Eurowings’ New Coronavirus Insurance Will Be Free to Customers Through…

The coronavirus  pandemic continues to plague the airline industry into the fall travel season, and carriers are considering all options to get people flying. One tool that has become popular among many airlines is COVID-19 insurance, and as of Monday, Eurowings has become the latest airline to offer travel protection.…

Philippines AirAsia Eyes U.S. Service

Air Asia has filed a petition to the Civil Aeronautics Board in The Philippines for designation and allocation of entitlements to fly to the United States. In the same petition, it also requested that it be designated as the official Philippine carrier. A hearing for both requests will be held…

Philippines AirAsia Eyes U.S. Service

Air Asia has filed a petition to the Civil Aeronautics Board in The Philippines for designation and allocation of entitlements to fly to the United States. In the same petition, it also requested that it be designated as the official Philippine carrier. A hearing for both requests will be held…

Indonesia AirAsia X Ceasing Scheduled Operations in January

Indonesia AirAsia X, a joint venture between Malaysian long-haul carrier AirAsia X and Indonesia AirAsia, has announced that it will be ceasing scheduled operations beginning January 2019. The carrier will still remain in operation but will operate as a non-scheduled commercial airline going forward. Indonesia AirAsia X was intended to…

AirAsia X Eyes Move to Secondary Airports

Kuala Lumpur-based AirAsia X is looking to move a majority of its operations to secondary airports in 2018. By moving to secondary airports, airlines can save on expensive landing fees and slot fees while potentially receiving subsidies and creating an overall easier travel experience for their passengers. Passengers can still…

AirAsia Enters Digital Transformation Age for Pilot Training

AirAsia and GE Aviation have signed a four-year agreement for GE to provide the electronic Flight Operations Quality Assurance (eFOQA) and the FlightPulse pilot application for AirAsia’s fleet of about 355 A320 and A330 aircraft and 4,000 pilots. GE Aviation’s eFOQA service uses flight data generated by the aircraft and…

AirAsia X Flight Forced to Turn Around Due to Technical…

Passengers on a recent AirAsia X flight from Perth, Australia to Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia were in for a surprise on Sunday as the aircraft was forced to return to Perth while shaking like a "washing machine" for two hours, according to passengers. Passengers reported hearing a "huge bang" about two…