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No Australian subsidiary soon, AirAsia says

A fleet of AirAsia Airbus A320s could be on their way to Australia, but not soon. Photograph: AirSpace user commercial aviation The current woes of Tiger Airways Australia are not enough for competing pan-Asian carrier AirAsia to fast-track its evaluation of launching a subsidiary in Australia.“Regarding AirAsia Australia, it remains a possibility although not in […]

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More Berating from Tony Davis

Tiger Airways group CEO Tony Davis (right) is at it again, dismissing the AirAsia-Jetstar JV. Last month when he proclaimed the JV was “doomed”, his action was almost excusable given some cheap shots Qantas CEO Alan Joyce made.As my colleague Ghim-Lay Yeo reports, Davis has branded the JV as “nothing more than a publicity stunt”. […]

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Tiger Hisses At AirAsia-Jetstar JV

On Thursday Tiger Group CEO Tony Davis said the Jetstar-Asia JV is “doomed”.This backlash from Tiger has been brewing since the JV was announced.At the press conference announcing the JV, Qantas CEO Alan Joyce commented on why its subsidiary Jetstar chose AirAsia over Tiger. “Tiger is a loss-making entity”, he quipped.Joyce’s remark was uncalled for. […]

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Even With JV, Jetstar-AirAsia Competition Heats Up

Lest anyone thought the non-equity JV between AirAsia and Jetstar might reduce competition, news arrives that AirAsia has acquired a 30% stake in Vietjet Aviation to establish a joint-venture airline, Vietjet AirAsia. The airline expects to launch flights as early as April or June (what, no May?) this year.Vietnam, in addition to national carrier Vietnam […]

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AirAsia and Jetstar Want A320/B737 Replacement Designed Around Low-Cost Needs

Photos: Author   The new non-equity joint venture between low-cost carriers AirAsia and Jetstar will further push aircraft manufacturers to design aircraft around the needs of low-cost carriers, instead of just full-service carriers.   Amongst other initiatives in the JV’s first phase of driving costs down in order to offer lower fares, AirAsia and Jetstar […]

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