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Old February 5th, 2009, 12:09 PM   #1441
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MAS to ink code-share pact with Jet Airways
Published: 2009/02/05

MALAYSIAN Airline System Bhd (MAS) plans to sign a code-share agreement with Jet Airways of India next month that will connect it to more destinations in India, said managing director/chief executive officer, Datuk Seri Idris Jala.

He said it was important to increase and consolidate the code-share deals and to help both airlines during this difficult time.

“We will be finalising the deal soon, probably by next month,” he said at Media Appreciation Night 2009 presented by Sepang Gold Coast Sdn Bhd and MAS last night.

MAS has nearly 30 code-share agreements and partnerships with major partners.

Idris said in order to provide more choices for international flights, MAS would introduce more value packages for customers.

“During this difficult time, we can’t have one package to fit all. We will announce the value packages this month,” he said. — Bernama
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Malaysia Airlines Travel Fair To Offer over 1 Million Seats

Over 1 million seats will be up for grabs at discounts of up to 70% off the prevailing market fares at the Malaysia Airlines Travel Fair (MATF09) from 10 – 19 February 2009.
This fair held only once a year will be open for sale in Malaysia and in selected ASEAN countries, namely Singapore, Thailand, Philippines, Indonesia and Vietnam.

Those scouting for travel bargains can look forward to fares like a one-way trip to Seoul going from RM770, a one-way trip to Sydney from RM780 and to London from RM1,400 as well as vacation deals from Malaysia Airlines’ travel arm, MASholidays.

Malaysia Airlines’ Senior General Manager Sales, Dato’ Bernard Francis said, “The MATF is back and once again we have lined up our lowest fares and best deals for customers to enjoy. However, instead of a physical fair, this time we are going virtual. In order to provide convenience to our customers, the tickets can be purchased via our website, through travel agents or our ticketing offices across Malaysia and ASEAN.”

MASholidays will be offering a promotion whereby those who purchase MASholidays packages worth RM1,500 or more in Peninsular Malaysia will be eligible for a Caltex StarCard worth up to RM400 and a cash rebate of up to RM1,000 towards purchase of a 42” Samsung LCD TV.

There will be 61 Escapade and Santai packages offering customers the choice of flight plus ground packages or ground packages only. MASholidays will be opening counters at the KL Sentral ticketing office during the 10 days of the fair to provide added convenience for customers.

In addition, MasterCard International returns as the official card of the MATF 2009 for the sixth consecutive year. Three lucky MasterCard holders who purchase air fares or packages using MasterCard will each win a pair of business class air tickets to London, Melbourne or Shanghai. Winners will be notified by mail within one month after the end of MATF 2009.

“We are offering customers the choice of 55 destinations and the chance to travel just 7 days after securing their booking. So don’t wait, book now and enjoy our 5-Star products and services at the most affordable prices!” he said.

Customers can purchase these offers at the offices of over 600 participating travel agents in Malaysia and over 1,500 agents from Singapore, Philippines, Indonesia, Thailand and Vietnam. Malaysia Airlines will also offer these attractive deals through its website www.malaysiaairlines.com and ticketing offices in Malaysia and in the selected ASEAN countries.
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Old February 11th, 2009, 07:45 AM   #1443
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AirAsia to begin KL-Dhaka route Mar 12
Published: 2009/02/11

LOW-cost carrier AirAsia Bhd will start Kuala Lumpur-Dhaka daily route from March 12, the airline said today.

To mark the introduction of the route, AirAsia is offering fares from as low as RM99 (US$29) for a one-way flight, excluding airport tax and administrative fees.

This promotion is available online via AirAsia's website at www.airasia.com.

Booking is open from February 9 to February 15 for travel between March 12 and January 31, 2010, it said in a statement.

The flight to Dhaka, the capital of Bangladesh and the country's largest city, will be at 2.10 pm, while from Dhaka to Kuala Lumpur is at 4.45 pm. - Bernama
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AirAsia to launch route to northern China
Published: 2009/02/13

AIRASIA will launch a new route from Kuala Lumpur to Tianjin beginning April 2.

Tianjin is located in northern China and 120km from Beijing. It is connected to the Chinese capital via a 30-minute high-speed Beijing-Tianjin Intercity Rail service.

In a statement today, AirAsia said that the new service would be operated by AirAsia X, the low cost long-haul airline, affiliated to it.

“This route is part of AirAsia’s strategic expansion plan in China and East Asia, in response to strong demands from Malaysia and the greater Asean population, as well as China,” said AirAsia X chief executive officer, Azran Osman-Rani.

He said that apart from benefiting tourism, the new route would further enhance business and economic ties between the region and China.

AirAsia’s China network currently includes Guangzhou, Shenzhen, Hangzhou, Guilin, Haikou, Macau and Hong Kong.

Bookings for the new route open from now until February 22 for travel between April 2,2009 and January 31, 2010. — Bernama
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Now there’s no need to rush for seats on AirAsia
Friday February 13, 2009



Take your pick: Fernandes (seated right), AirAsia Bhd regional head of
commercial Kathleen Tan, AirAsia chairman Aziz Bakar and the airline’s cabin
crew introducing its latest product offering – Pick A Seat – which allows air
travellers the opportunity to choose their seating arrangement for a fee.


KUALA LUMPUR: From Tuesday, AirAsia passengers need not rush to get a seat.

The airline has introduced its “Pick A Seat” service for all flights where every passenger would automatically be assigned a seat number when they make a booking.

For those who want a specific seat, they can either purchase a “hot seat” for RM25 one way or a “standard seat” for RM5.

They have the option of choosing a window or aisle seat or anywhere else.

The hot seats are those in the first five front rows and the two rows at the emergency exit. A hot seat comes automatically with express boarding facility.

The standard seat allows passengers to choose the other seats.

The Xpress boarding facility as a standalone service will be scrapped from Tuesday. Those who have already booked or paid through this facility will be given a hot seat. Those who do not like the seat assigned to them can change them.

“Passengers now have a choice on whether they want to sit by the aisle, window or anywhere else,” AirAsia group chief executive officer Datuk Seri Tony Fernandes said at the launch of the service yesterday.

“The days of running to the plane or pretending to be a rugby player while trying to grab a seat are over.”

He said passengers had always wanted seating options as practised by long-haul services on AirAsia X flights.

“The response has been good so far with 7,000 choice of seats booked in five days.

The service was opened for sale from Feb 5.

On the 500,000 free tickets promotion, Fernandes said the response was “fantastic” with a record 279,000 seats sold in one day despite the economic downturn.

“We will not be cutting down on our plans. We believe we have the product that people want which can bring in more tourists,” he said.

He added that the new LCCT departure terminal would be ready by March 15.
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Old February 14th, 2009, 02:49 PM   #1446
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Those flying AirAsia can now choose seats, for a fee
By Jeeva ArulampalamPublished: 2009/02/13

PASSENGERS flying on budget carrier AirAsia (5099) can now choose their seats when booking a flight, but for a fee.

Under its "Pick A Seat" option, there are two categories namely hot seats and standard seats.

Hot seats, which are the first five front-row seats and the two rows of seats located at the emergency exit of the aircraft, will cost passengers an additional RM25 per flight.

Since these hot seats come together with priority boarding service, the latter will be discontinued as a stand-alone service.
"Currently, priority boarding (Xpress boarding) draws an income of RM2 million per month in Malaysia for AirAsia. I'm confident that "Pick A Seat" will outdo this number," AirAsia Bhd group chief executive officer Datuk Seri Tony Fernandes told reporters at the launch of the new service in Kuala Lumpur yesterday.

Standard seats are the remaining seats on the aircraft, which costs RM5 per flight.

"Passengers who do not wish to purchase this service ('Pick A Seat') will be assigned seat numbers randomly prior to check-in," said Fernandes.

He said that AirAsia was not deviating from its model but was enhancing its services to attract potential passengers.

"(It is learnt that) AirAsia passengers do want seating options as practised on AirAsia X flights. This is also in compliance with the Civil Aviation Authority requirements in countries like India and Indonesia," Fernandes said.

He added that AirAsia was also narrowing the gap with premium carriers by offering such services, as more corporate travellers now fly with AirAsia due to the economic downturn.

For passengers who have already purchased their tickets, they can still use the "Pick A Seat" option to select their seats by paying the required fee. This new service will be implemented on all AirAsia flights starting February 17.
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AirAsia X in talks to raise funds for aircraft buys
Published: 2009/02/13

SINGAPORE: AirAsia X (5099) , the Malaysian budget airline backed by Sir Richard Branson's Virgin Group Ltd, is in talks with export credit agencies to raise funds for three Airbus SAS planes valued at US$602.4 million (US$1 = RM3.61) at list prices.

The carrier will take delivery of the A330-300s in the fourth quarter of this year and take another three next year, chief executive officer Azran Osman Rani said in an interview yesterday.

The discount carrier is adding more routes and offering lower fares to win customers as the global recession and rising unemployment prompt travellers to seek cheaper flights. The airline, which flies to Australia and China from its base in Kuala Lumpur, has ordered 25 aircraft to expand.

"We want to add one or two more destinations in China and hopefully one more in Australia," Azran said. "I would love to do India."
AirAsia X will start flights to Tianjin in April and is considering Chengdu and Xian as other possible Chinese destinations, he said. The airline is also looking at New Delhi, Mumbai, or Amritsar in India. AirAsia X is keen to start services to Sydney if it gets approval from the Malaysian government.

The carrier is filling an average of 78 per cent of its seats, Azran said. - Bloomberg
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MAS travel arm rebranded MASholidays
13-02-2009:

SUBANG: Golden Holidays is now known as MASholidays after a corporate re-branding exercise to align business units with the Malaysia Airlines corporate entity.

During the unveiling of the new logo to members of the travel trade on Feb 13, Malaysia Airlines’ commercial director Datuk Abdul Rashid Khan said: “The re-branding of our travel arm Golden Holidays as MASholidays is one of our business transformation initiatives.”

With Malaysia Airlines’ MH Value Fares introduced last year, customers now can choose a MHLow Fares package offering up to 70% discount on airfares. Alternatively, they can also decide on a Ground Only package with the choice of applying any of the four fare brands available online.

MASholidays’ Ground Only packages can also be combined with sightseeing tours and other Malaysia Airlines subsidiaries, MASwings and Firefly.

The re-branded MASholidays will also venture stronger into information technology by acquiring a Tour Management System (TMS). Besides complimenting the new look of MASholidays, the main objectives of this Internet booking engine is to dynamically market travel packages and its other services at very competitive rates. Most importantly, this means these packages can be offered seamlessly to the customers, direct via online channels.

“With this, we will introduce “unbundled” packages providing more flexibility. Customers will be able to make tailor-make their holiday package to suit their needs by looking at preferred hotels, budget, tailor-made convenience and matching it with other mode of transportation.

“TMS will significantly improve the back-office administrations, enhance our booking process flow and upgrade our overall service to the customers. We look forward to having this system in place, which will be acquired and should be ready to go live by 2nd half of this financial year,” said Rashid.

MASholidays is currently at the final stages of appointing a vendor that could offer the best travel solution that consists of an online booking system fully integrated with real time inventory of flights and hotel rooms as well as its own e-Payment Gateway capabilities.

“As a Five Star Value Carrier, we aim to provide customer with highest quality of products and services from the point of purchase to disembarkation. We are excited about our new offerings under the re-branding MASholidays and will continue to invest in time and technology in order to delight our customers,” said Rashid.

The travel arm of Malaysia Airlines, MASholidays has over 350,000 room nights from 130 hotels annually in Malaysia that are currently saleable through its Malaysia Stopover, Domestic and City Stay packages.

For more information on MASholidays, log on to www.malaysiaairlines.com.
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AirAsia X in talks to raise funds for 3 Airbus A330s
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SINGAPORE: AirAsia X Sdn, the Malaysian budget airline backed by Richard Branson’s Virgin Group Ltd, is in talks with export credit agencies to raise funds for three Airbus SAS planes valued at US$602.4 million (RM2.17 billion) at list prices.

The carrier will take delivery of the A330-300s in the fourth quarter of this year and take another three next year, chief executive officer Azran Osman Rani said in an interview here yesterday.

The discount carrier is adding more routes and offering lower fares to win customers as the global recession and rising unemployment prompt travellers to seek cheaper flights. The airline, which flies to Australia and China from its base in Kuala Lumpur, has ordered 25 aircraft to expand.

“We want to add one or two more destinations in China and hopefully one more in Australia,” Azran said. “I would love to do India.”

AirAsia X will start flights to Tianjin in April and is considering Chengdu and Xian as other possible Chinese destinations, he said. The airline is also looking at New Delhi, Mumbai or Amritsar in India. AirAsia X is keen to start services to Sydney if it gets approval from the Malaysian government.

The carrier is filling an average of 78% of its seats, Azran said. — Bloomberg
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AirAsia keen on more landing rights in Philippines
20-01-2009: by Gan Yen Kuan

KUALA LUMPUR: AirAsia Bhd is working on securing more landing rights in the Philippines to expand its network in the republic, its group chief executive Datuk Seri Tony Fernandes said.

In particular, he said, the budget carrier was keen for both its associates — Indonesia AirAsia and Thai AirAsia — to fly to Cebu, Manila, Davao and Zamboanga in the Philippines next year.

“We are keen to open more points from Thailand into the Philippines, as well as from Jakarta. We are looking at Cebu right now, and we are very keen on going to Manila. We also really want to develop Zamboanga and Davao.

“(Our target) is next year for sure. We hope we get the rights. Getting rights is not easy,” he told reporters after the launching of the Asean Basketball League here yesterday.

Currently, AirAsia’s only destination in the Philippines is Clark, about 80km north of Manila, with daily flights out of Kuala Lumpur and Kota Kinabalu.

At yesterday’s event, Fernandes launched the Asean Basketball League (ABL), an initiative by South East Asian Basketball Association and several private investors to create a regional basketball league that will see the participation of professional teams owned and operated by private owners.

ABL will be hosted by cities in each Asean member country, with the first season scheduled to start in September this year and end in February 2010. Fernandes, who is the league’s chairman, and several other investors would provide the initial funding of some RM5 million.

“This (ABL) has got nothing to do with AirAsia and Tune group. It’s in my personal capacity. I’ve always loved sports,” Fernandes said.

Asked if AirAsia would be chosen as the exclusive carrier to transport ABL’s players and fans, he said: “It’s up to ABL to propose to AirAsia. Naturally, it makes sense for AirAsia. We can move fans around due to our strong connectivity in Asean.”

Bernama reported that AirAsia would launch a new route from Penang to Macau beginning March 1. There will be four direct flights a week from Penang and three a week from Macau. The minimum fare for a one-way trip is RM49 and tickets can be booked online from Jan 19 to 25, for travel between March 1 and Oct 24.
I hope as soon as possible they will start flying in the Philippine Islands.
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i wonder why airasia not fying to NAIA as what cebu pacific does. if the cost is the main reason, then cebu pac. is an LCC too...

consider the clerk is damn far from manila, many would prefer using MAS.
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that's true. Using NAIA is kinda expensive. Some of the planes of cebu pacific is not using the aero bridges in Terminal 3, its mainly because its very expensive.
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AirAsia Plans KL-Kathmandu Route By July
By P. Vijian

NEW DELHI, Feb 16 (Bernama) -- Kathmandu-based Incentive group of companies is close to finalising talks with AirAsia to begin direct flights from Kuala Lumpur to the Himalayan capital.

Incentive group chairman Hariman Lama said regardless of the ongoing global economic slowdown, both parties were sorting out final details to operate the first chartered flight between the two destinations by this July.

"Final discussions are underway, we need to finalise some fee issues, like the ground-handling charges and the airport tax. We are discussing with the Nepalese government and Nepal Tourism Ministry," Lama told Bernama.

"By July we will have our first charter flight and later operate full commercial flight," he said from Kathmandu.

Lama said initially there would be two flights per week, largely targeting the tourist segment and the increasing Nepalese students heading to Australia via Malaysia for high education.

"We will be targeting Korean and Japanese tourists visiting Kota Kinabalu, and AirAsia has flights to Sabah. So we can use Kuala Lumpur as a gateway. Recently Kuala Lumpur has become a major destination for Nepalese and they will add to our traffic volume," he said.

About 400,000 Nepalese are currently working in Malaysia.

At present, only Nepal Airlines operates direct flights to Malaysia from Kathmandu.

Last month, AirAsiaX, a subsidiary of AirAsia, started its inaugural flight to India by connecting to Tiruchi, the fourth largest city in south India.

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MAS eyes Jet Airways as anchor tenant
By Kamarul YunusPublished: 2009/02/19

MALAYSIA Airlines (MAS) (3786) wants to rope in India's Jet Airways, its new code-share partner, to become the first and anchor tenant at its maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) facility to be set up at the Rajiv Gandhi International Airport in Hyderabad, India.

MAS managing director and chief executive officer Datuk Seri Idris Jala said the two airlines are expected to sign an agreement on the matter by the end of this month.

"We are looking at Jet Airways as the anchor tenant. We will give them savings and make sure that the joint-venture MRO facility is commercially viable," he said on the sidelines of the signing of a code-share agreement between the two airlines in Petaling Jaya yesterday.

MAS has signed a memorandum of understanding with GMR Hyderabad International Airport Ltd to set up a world-class MRO facility at the new Hyderabad airport, which is jointly operated by Malaysia Airports Holdings Bhd.
"This (agreement with Jet Airways) is our desire to make sure that we create a robust, profitable and viable joint venture in Hyderabad.

"Plans (to set up the MRO facility) are afoot. To have a huge MRO facility, it is important that we secure an anchor tenant first," he said.

Idris added that the partnership will be a win-win one where MAS will benefit in terms of generating revenue and Jet Airways from cost savings for repairs of its aircraft.

"Currently, Jet Airways sends a number of its aircraft for repairs and maintenance at our facility in Kuala Lumpur," he said.

On yesterday's code-share agreement, Idris said MAS expects to capture some 10 per cent of the untapped potential traffic to Kuala Lumpur from India.

"This (potential traffic) is valued at RM10 million to RM12 million per year. The number may be more than this if we take into account the traffic beyond India and Kuala Lumpur," he said.

Last year some 550,000 tourists from India visited Malaysia, up 34 per cent from 2007.

"Of this total, MAS carried 332,000 passengers, which represented a 53 per cent market share. The remaining tourists were carried by other airlines," said Idris.

"Working with Jet Airways will provide more feeder traffic from 42 destinations and MAS' five gateways in India and, certainly, we would be able to carry more than 53 per cent of passengers from India coming to Malaysia," he added.

Under the code-share pact, Jet Airways will place its "9W" flight code on MAS' flights operating between Kuala Lumpur and five major Indian cities, namely Mumbai, Delhi, Chennai, Bangalore and Hyderabad.

In return, Malaysia Airlines will place its "MH" code on Jet Airways' daily services between Chennai and Kuala Lumpur.

Tickets will be available for purchase from February 25 for travel commencing March 3.
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MAS To Seal MRO Joint Venture Agreement
Feb 18

PETALING JAYA, Feb 18 (Bernama) -- Malaysia Airlines (MAS) will seal the agreement for a maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) joint venture in Hyderabad, India, by end of this month, its chief executive officer and managing director Datuk Seri Idris Jala said today.

The national carrier, he said, was hopeful that India's Jet Airways would become its anchor tenant.

"It is our desire to have robust and commercially viable MRO joint venture in Hyderabad," Idris told reporters after signing a code-sharing agreement with Jet Airways here.

"We really like to get Jet Airways as our anchor tenant. So, instead of flying to Malaysia for MRO services they can do it in India itself," he said.

However, he declined to say how much stake MAS will hold in the joint venture.

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AirAsia approached to sponsor MU jersey
Published: 2009/02/22

LOW-cost carrier AirAsia Bhd has been approached by Manchester United (MU) to sponsor the jersey of the soccer giants.

This was revealed by AirAsia chief executive officer Datuk Seri TonyFernandes in his blog on Wednesday.

"Manchester United have just approached me on whether AirAsia would be interested in becoming their shirt sponsor," said Tony in his blog.

He said having the players of the most famous soccer club in the world donning jerseys with the name and logo of a Malaysian-born global brand was something all Malaysians could be proud of.

He, however, did not state whether AirAsia would make the commitment andasked visitors to the blog to give their feedback.

As of today, 88 per cent of the visitors voiced their support.

MU had to find new sponsors for the jersey after insurance giant AIG (American International Group), who are faced with financial difficulties as a result of the world economic crisis, did not seek to renew the deal.

The four-year sponsorship contract with AIG due to expire in 2010 is reported to be worth US$100 million (RM360 million).

Earlier this year, MU was also reported to have invited India's Sahara Group to enter the sponsorship deal.

MU, who are now leading in the English Premier League, have also announced that Malaysia would be one of their destinations in the club's Asian tour this year.

Their match against a Malaysian selection is scheduled for July 26. - Bernama
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CONGRATULATIONS TO AIR ASIA!!
Manchester United have just approached me on whether AirAsia would be interested in becoming their shirt sponsor. Yes, you read that right.



The world's most famous football club wants to proudly wear shirts bearing the name and logo of a Malaysian-born global brand. Doing this would be a first for a Malaysian company and would truly solidify us as a global brand.



This pure acknowledgement of us, AirAsia as a global brand to be reckoned with is simply a moment where you just step back and say, “Wow! We’re actually there right now!”.



From the business front, its simply astonishing as it clearly shows how we have progressed as a brand and that this little Malaysian company has gone so far in a mere 7 years to raised our brand to such high levels.

Heres the million dollar question, or rather the multi-million dollar question: Do I commit to the shirt sponsorship of Manchester United?
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CONGRATULATIONS TO TNB!!



ManUtd apparently approached another Malaysian company too.It's Tenaga Nasional Berhad (Malaysian energy provider)

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Tenaga Nasional Berhad (TNB) is the largest electricity utility company in Malaysia and also the largest power company in Southeast Asia with RM65 billion worth of assets serving over six million customers throughout Peninsular Malaysia and the eastern state of Sabah. TNB's core activities are in the generation, transmission and distribution of electricity. TNB is ranked 10th in FTSE/Asean 40 Index, with market capitalisation of RM41.5 billion.

Globally and regionally, TNB enjoys a reputation for outstanding performance. TNB is the only Malaysian energy company to rank among the top 50 energy companies in Asia in 2006, based on the prestigious Platts’ survey of the top 250 Global Energy Companies. Internationally, Platts ranks TNB at 168th among the top 250 Global Energy Companies.
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Barclays funding AirAsia plane purchase
Published: 2009/02/23

AIRASIA said Monday that British banking giant Barclays was funding its purchase of 15 new Airbus A320-200 aircraft, despite gloomy forecasts for the aviation industry.

“AirAsia... has mandated Barclays Capital, the investment banking division of Barclays PLC, to finance 15 of its new Airbus A320-200 aircraft,” AirAsia chief executive officer Tony Fernandes said in a statement.

Fernandes did not reveal the size of the deal, but AirAsia officials said the catalogue price of each A320 was about 60 million dollars, and that the financing covers 85 per cent of the purchase price.

Fernandes said that three aircraft had been delivered under the funding facility since the start of this year.

“This partnership between AirAsia and Barclays Capital is a testament of the confidence and trust that the global financial community has towards AirAsia’s prospects and potentials,” he said.

“We are very positive that we will carry through the global economic storm and emerge bigger and stronger.” A signing ceremony was held in London Monday to formalise the facility.

Fernandes said the deal would bring AirAsia’s total fleet to 85 aircraft by early 2010.

“This is crucial in ensuring that AirAsia meets its projected expansion growth,” he said.

AirAsia, which was launched in 2001 with just two aircraft, now services over 114 routes covering more than 64 destinations.

AirAsia became the world’s biggest customer for the Airbus A320-200 after placing an order for 175 aircraft in December 2007, with an option for 50 more.
Deliveries are expected to run until 2014. - AFP
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AirAsia offers free seats for 4 new routes
Published: 2009/02/23

AIRASIA is giving away free seats to mark the launch of four new routes - Bali-Singapore, Bandung-Singapore, Jakarta-Singapore and Yogyakarta-Singapore.

The booking is open for travel from March 24 till January 31, 2010 and is also available online via the website www.airasia.com.

The four new routes further enhances AirAsia’s present vast network, especially across the Asean region.

With brand new routes being constantly introduced, countries across the region are efficiently connected with each other and the rest of the world through the budget carriers' hubs in Malaysia, Indonesia and Thailand.

Indonesia AirAsia CEO Dharmadi said: "These new routes are a significant achievement for us as it signifies our drive and commitment in expanding our network, providing an extensive choice of destinations to our guests.” - Bernama
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