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AirAsia X To Continue European Expansion In 2012  
User currently offlineCassi From Hungary, joined Apr 2010, 88 posts, RR: 0
Posted (3 years 9 months 3 weeks 1 day 4 hours ago) and read 11032 times:

http://asia.news.yahoo.com/afp/20101...ope-airline-company-a-0193655.html

The preparation of new routes from BUD, PRG and Moscow (DME ?) to KUL is still going forward as planned.They will need really good promo fares to fill those 380-seat A333s. The bookings for the new ORY-KUL route are very strong, so CEO Tony Fernandes is very optimistic about the prospects.

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User currently offlinekl911 From Czech Republic, joined Jul 2003, 5141 posts, RR: 15
Reply 1, posted (3 years 9 months 3 weeks 1 day 3 hours ago) and read 10928 times:

PRG and BUD are begging for a route like this. For most people here western europe is either to expensive or not interesting enough. With our weak currency we can at least have a nice holliday with value for money in Asia.

User currently offlinePe@rson From United Kingdom, joined Jan 2001, 19230 posts, RR: 52
Reply 2, posted (3 years 9 months 3 weeks 17 hours ago) and read 10358 times:

Quoting Cassi (Thread starter):
CEO Tony Fernandes

He is the CEO of AirAsia - NOT AirAsia X. The CEO of that airline is Azran Osman Rani.



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User currently offlinebehramjee From Canada, joined Aug 2003, 4784 posts, RR: 43
Reply 3, posted (3 years 9 months 3 weeks 16 hours ago) and read 10192 times:

An A 333 cannot operate nonstop to any of these mentioned EU cities nonstop from KUL.

DME KUL will definitely get good loads but what yields?


User currently offlineLondonCity From United Kingdom, joined Nov 2008, 1494 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (3 years 9 months 3 weeks 14 hours ago) and read 9871 times:

Only Air AsiaX's A340-300s (of which it has just two craft) can fly non-stop between KUL and Europe and its fleet are currently fully utilised on KUL-STN and (from next Feb) KUL-ORY.
Mr Fernandes boasts about his new route to ORY but I wonder why he doesn't admit to the fact that Air AsiaX will be reducing flight frequency between KUL and STN.
Has Air AsiaX really made a success of the KUL-STN route ?


User currently offline7673mech From United States of America, joined Mar 2004, 729 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (3 years 9 months 3 weeks 7 hours ago) and read 7306 times:
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Quoting Pe@rson (Reply 2):
He is the CEO of AirAsia - NOT AirAsia X. The CEO of that airline is Azran Osman Rani.

Splitting hairs - Azran Osman Rani still reports to Fernandes - and the article is quoting Fernandes.


User currently offlineMaverickM11 From United States of America, joined Apr 2000, 17508 posts, RR: 45
Reply 6, posted (3 years 9 months 3 weeks 6 hours ago) and read 7242 times:

Quoting LondonCity (Reply 4):
Mr Fernandes boasts about his new route to ORY but I wonder why he doesn't admit to the fact that Air AsiaX will be reducing flight frequency between KUL and STN.

I was wondering the same thing. Destinations have increased but frequency has been split between them; I haven't seen anything that would lead me to believe D7 is a run away success just yet.



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User currently offlineAwysBSB From Brazil, joined exactly 9 years ago today! , 561 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (3 years 9 months 2 weeks 6 days 23 hours ago) and read 6416 times:

I hope D7 does not take long to make the same decision of SQ: start a route to Brazil with a stop in Europe.

[Edited 2010-12-03 18:36:05]

User currently offlineMHG From Germany, joined Dec 2004, 778 posts, RR: 1
Reply 8, posted (3 years 9 months 2 weeks 6 days 17 hours ago) and read 6224 times:

Quoting AwysBSB (Reply 7):

Very unlikely ...

Don´t think it´s anywhere on their radar as i suspect there´s not sufficient demand.



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User currently offlineairbuseric From Netherlands, joined Jan 2005, 4269 posts, RR: 51
Reply 9, posted (3 years 9 months 2 weeks 6 days 16 hours ago) and read 6157 times:

D7 also carries a lot of cargo on their flights, which are also good part of their revenue.


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User currently offlineAwysBSB From Brazil, joined exactly 9 years ago today! , 561 posts, RR: 0
Reply 10, posted (3 years 9 months 2 weeks 6 days 1 hour ago) and read 5672 times:

Quoting MHG (Reply 8):

There is a non-supplied low-fare demand in Brazil-Europe market. If D7 launched a service to VCP or GIG, that would be a guaranteed success.


User currently offline2travel2know2 From Panama, joined Apr 2010, 2628 posts, RR: 1
Reply 11, posted (3 years 9 months 2 weeks 6 days ago) and read 5570 times:

Quoting AwysBSB (Reply 10):
There is a non-supplied low-fare demand in Brazil-Europe market. If D7 launched a service to VCP or GIG, that would be a guaranteed success

The shortest distance between KUL and VCP is in the Southern Hemisphere.
While I can imagine Air Asia X in STN, ORY, HHN/CGN, VKO maybe even SEA, OAK, ONT and Southafrica (HLA?); it's hard to imagine that a Malaysian airline which would fly between Europe (STN) and Brazil (VCP) a 25.4% distance detour, not to talk about 5th liberty traffic..
Route KUL-VCP via J'burg (HLA) would make it only 0.3% longer.
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User currently offlineAwysBSB From Brazil, joined exactly 9 years ago today! , 561 posts, RR: 0
Reply 12, posted (3 years 9 months 2 weeks 5 days 11 hours ago) and read 5165 times:

Quoting 2travel2know2 (Reply 11):

It is really hard to imagine a low cost service between the UK and Brazil. However, it becomes much easier to plan a service between France or Italy and Brazil.
It would be a lengthy way between Malaysia and Brazil indeed, but if you take into account that SQ is launching SIN-BCN-GRU (whereas SA already offers SIN-JNB-GRU and QR SIN-DOH-GRU), D7 really has good opportunities in Brazil. One of them would be KUL-ORY-GIG, as GIG is not served by an Asian airline for more than a decade.


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