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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 on September 10. The low-cost carrier is part of AirAsia Inc and is based at Manila’s Ninoy Aquino International Airport, alongside the present Filipino flag carrier Philippine Airlines. The airline…

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…

AirAsia X Cleared for Takeoff to the US by FAA

AirAsia X has received clearance from the Federal Aviation Administration to begin flying to the US. The Malaysia-based affiliate of AirAsia is now the first Asian low-cost carrier certified to fly to the States. The airline, which effectively operates as AirAsia's long-haul division, currently operates a fleet of 22 Airbus…