Tuesday, January 09, 2007

MAS unfazed by AirAsia X's launch

KUALA LUMPUR - National carrier Malaysia Airlines is unfazed with the launch of AirAsia X, the new long-haul low-cost airline that was unveiled with much publicity here last Friday.

MAS said it is confident that there is room for both a full service airline and a long-haul budget carrier in Malaysia.

It added the concept of long-haul low-cost travel is already available via Oasis Hong Kong Airlines, which began operating Hong Kong-London-Gatwick flights in October last year.

Analysts said that AirAsia X will create a new market segment i.e. budget travellers and as such will not encroach MAS' long-haul routes that target high yield passengers and business traffic.

Source : TravelWeekly
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