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"Air Asia Bangladesh" Launched

Wed Apr 26, 2006 7:15 pm

Time for some more expansion from Air Asia. They have founded a joint venture with East West Air of Bangladesh to start Air East Asia, which will launch with two A320s from Air Asia's order as far as I understand. Domestic as well as international services.

http://www.channelnewsasia.com/stori...cific_business/view/205001/1/.html

So good bye Biman?
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RE: "Air Asia Bangladesh" Launched

Wed Apr 26, 2006 8:39 pm

Quoting Flying-Tiger (Thread starter):
So good bye Biman?

Not so soon. Good for Bangladesh. Bangladeshis will finally have a choice of flying relatively new a/c.
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RE: "Air Asia Bangladesh" Launched

Wed Apr 26, 2006 9:28 pm

It's kinda interesting to see how India's neighbours are into starting new airlines just like India. If they don't realize that India has something called a 'market' which none of them have, we are going to see a lot of closed airlines in South Asia.
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RE: "Air Asia Bangladesh" Launched

Wed Apr 26, 2006 9:33 pm

Quoting Himmat01 (Reply 1):
Not so soon. Good for Bangladesh. Bangladeshis will finally have a choice of flying relatively new a/c.

Well, I wouldn't say "relatively new", but rather refer to "brand-new" in this case. Could be well a case of Malaysia Mk II: Air East Asia is taking over most of the domestic routes from Biman, and Biman can focus on replaceing the DC-10s.
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RE: "Air Asia Bangladesh" Launched

Fri Apr 28, 2006 10:47 pm

It's funny this subsidary get A32X first, while the other more establised ones get 737 Classic.

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RE: "Air Asia Bangladesh" Launched

Sat Apr 29, 2006 11:09 pm

What Type Engines.
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RE: "Air Asia Bangladesh" Launched

Sat Apr 29, 2006 11:26 pm

Quoting Himmat01 (Reply 1):
It's kinda interesting to see how India's neighbours are into starting new airlines just like India. If they don't realize that India has something called a 'market' which none of them have, we are going to see a lot of closed airlines in South Asia.

The market is for them to fly into India, however there would be decent demand in Bangladesh as well, its not that bad a place! But nowehere near its bigger neighbour, so you do more DAC-CCU, DAC-BOM and DAC-DEL flights in fact the latter two sectors have almost no service, I know people who've actually had to do DAC-BKK-DEL, quite ridiculous if you ask me! If you can't let the market fly to you, then you fly to the market.
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RE: "Air Asia Bangladesh" Launched

Sat Apr 29, 2006 11:43 pm

Quoting HAWK21M (Reply 5):
What Type Engines.

They are CFM's!


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Quoting MD90fan (Reply 4):
It's funny this subsidary get A32X first, while the other more establised ones get 737 Classic.

I agree, I would of thought that Air Asia, Thai Air Asia and Indonesia Air Asia would of got the A320's first  Smile I supose it makes sense for future operations!

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RE: "Air Asia Bangladesh" Launched

Sat Apr 29, 2006 11:45 pm

Will it ever take off?

If they do, good luck to them.......
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RE: "Air Asia Bangladesh" Launched

Sun Apr 30, 2006 1:12 am

Hopefully this will go through, although I have yet to hear details on East West Airlines -- they have been a paper airline for a few years, so far have had no flying experience. Air Asia, however, is a master of LCC, and I am sure with their supervision, Air East Asia will do just fine.

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