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    AirAsia slips to full-year loss

    2020-02-27T14:23:00Z

    AirAsia Group has reported a full-year net loss of MYR286 million ($67.9 million) for 2019, after a MYR1.7 billion net profit the previous year. The airline group says the negative result was due partly to “accounting treatment” associated with its move from owning to leasing aircraft, and partly ...

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    Malaysian prime minster weighs in on AirAsia-Airbus probe

    2020-02-07T09:21:00Z

    Malaysia’s prime minister Mahathir Mohamad has weighed in on bribery allegations around AirAsia Group’s aircraft orders from Airbus. “Usually when the [Malaysian] government buys equipment, we would often ask [the manufacturer] for an offset. Meaning, if we were to buy an aircraft, we would ask for an offset,” ...

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    AirAsia names acting chief amid Airbus probe

    2020-02-04T05:36:00Z

    Bo Lingam has been appointed AirAsia Group ’s acting chief executive, after founders Tony Fernandes and Kamarudin Meranun stepped down temporarily to facilitate an independent probe into Airbus bribery allegations. Lingam is currently the group’s president for airlines and will serve in the acting role for two months “or ...

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    AirAsia chiefs deny wrongdoing but step aside to aid graft probe

    2020-02-03T17:23:00Z

    AirAsia Group chief Tony Fernandes and chairman Kamarudin Meranun have voluntarily stepped aside from their executive roles, for two months, to allow an independent probe into bribery allegations which emerged during an in-depth investigation at Airbus. UK court documents detailing an indictment against Airbus, for allegedly failing to prevent ...

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    AirAsia firmly rejects implications from Airbus bribery case

    2020-02-01T18:50:00Z

    Low-cost carrier AirAsia has vehemently denied any allegations of wrongdoing after Airbus was heavily fined under a deferred prosecution arrangement over multiple charges relating to alleged failure to stop bribery. Malaysia’s Anti-Corruption Commission says it is “already investigating the matter” and is “in touch” with UK authorities. The charges ...

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    Court describes ‘endemic’ bribery aimed at securing Airbus orders

    2020-01-31T21:01:00Z

    Judicial authorities overseeing a deferred prosecution arrangement with Airbus have described as “endemic” the bribery linked to its commercial aircraft and defence divisions, as details emerged of activities scrutinised by fraud investigators. Airbus has agreed to pay a €3.6 billion fine to settle multiple investigations from French, UK and ...

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    AirAsia Japan appoints new head

    2019-12-16T08:24:00Z

    The AirAsia Group has appointed Jun Aida to head its Japanese operations. Effective 1 January, Aida relinquishes his role as the carrier’s senior advisor, and takes on the mantel as representative director and chief operating officer of the Japanese low-cost carrier. Source: AirAsia Jun Aida ...

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    AirAsia boosts third-quarter profit 5% amid strong revenue rise

    2019-11-28T12:19:00Z

    AirAsia Group’s third-quarter profit rose 4.6% to more than MYR264 million ($63.3 million) as revenue and passenger numbers increased.

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    AirAsia receives first A321neo

    2019-11-21T07:17:00Z

    AirAsia has taken delivery of its first Airbus A321neo from an order for 353.

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    AirAsia X and AirAsia to profit-share on KL-Singapore route

    2019-11-12T04:16:44Z

    AirAsia and long-haul sister carrier AirAsia X (AAX) have signed a profit-sharing agreement for flights between Kuala Lumpur and Singapore, effective 10 November.

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    A220 deal helps lift Airbus net orders total above 100

    2019-10-07T18:37:00Z

    ​Airbus has disclosed an order for 14 A220s, comprising both variants of the twinjet, from an undisclosed customer.

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    AirAsia and AirAsia X proceed with claim against MAHB

    2019-10-07T04:12:19Z

    AirAsia and AirAsia X have filed a MYR480 million ($158 million) claim against a subsidiary of Malaysia Airports (MAHB) in the Kuala Lumpur High Court on 2 October, nine months after the sister carriers expressed their intention to pursue a claim.

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    New AirAsia X opportunities after Airbus order rejig

    2019-09-27T01:16:00Z

    AirAsia X’s recent order rejig for Airbus A330neos to include the A321XLR is a sensible move, one that could open up a wide range of opportunities for the low-cost carrier.

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    Malaysia Airports presses AirAsia and AirAsia X to pay debts

    2019-09-11T03:09:28Z

    Malaysia Airports (MAHB) is pushing AirAsia and AirAsia X to pay around MYR42 million ($10 million) in debts mostly related to passenger service charges (PSCs) after a July court victory against the two carriers.

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    AirAsia Group orders more A330neos and A321XLRs

    2019-08-30T09:11:52Z

    ​Long-haul budget carrier AirAsia X is ordering another 12 Airbus A330-900s, adding to the 66 already booked by the airline.

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    Depreciation costs drag AirAsia Q2 profit down 53%

    2019-08-29T06:31:27Z

    Sharply higher depreciation resulting from its recent sale-and-leaseback activity saw AirAsia Group report a 53% slide in operating profit to MYR207 million ($49 million) for the second quarter.

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    AirAsia cleared to start five new Asian services

    2019-08-19T03:05:08Z

    AirAsia was granted traffic rights by the Malaysian Aviation Commission (MAVCOM) to start five new Asian services from August onwards.

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    PICTURE: AirAsia receives its first A330neo

    2019-08-09T17:08:35Z

    ​AirAsia has taken delivery of its first Airbus A330neo from the airframer.

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    AirAsia, AirAsia X to appeal order to pay higher pax charges

    2019-07-19T06:21:00Z

    AirAsia and AirAsia X are planning to appeal an order from the Malaysian High Court to pay nearly MYR42 million ($10.2 million) in passenger service charges (PSC) and late payment charges to Malaysia Airports (MAHB).

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    AirAsia, AirAsia X lose bid for MAVCOM judicial review

    2019-06-27T03:37:26Z

    Malaysia's High Court has dismissed applications made by AirAsia and AirAsia X seeking a judicial review of the Malaysian Aviation Commission's (MAVCOM) decision not to mediate a dispute between the carriers and Malaysia Airports (MAHB).