AirAsia announces new routesJuly 24th, 2008 - 10:28 am ICT by Amrit Rashmisrisethi
AirAsia is a low-cost airline based in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia which operates flights domestic and international flights and is Asia’s largest low fare. The low cost travelling in Asia. The main base of the Low Cost Carrier Terminal (LCCT) at Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KLIA).
AirAsia is the main customer of the Airbus A320. The company has placed an order of 175 units of the same plane to service its routes and at least 50 of these A320 will be operational by 2013.
Datuk Ong Tee, the Malaysian Transport Minister said Air Asia shouldn’t announce the new routes or the capacity increases because there weren’t approved by the government.
Minister Ong said that AirAsia should wait until the government had ruled on their proposals before speaking to the media.
“I see no necessity for Air-Asia to tell the media every time they file for a new application,” said Minister Ong, reports New Strait Times.
“All airlines have to follow procedures when applying for a new sector or if they want to increase the number of flights,” he continues. “The ministry will process the applications according to the guidelines and will take into consideration the air traffic rights and passenger load as the key factors.”
Now , Air AirAsia is looking for new launch service in Singapore.