Thursday, June 07, 2007

AirAsia's next stop: Vientiane

AirAsia will complete its Asean circuit when it flies to Vientiane soon.

The Laos capital will be among the new destinations the budget airline has targeted, which include another city in China.

“We are soon going to Vientiane and this will be the last country among our Asean destinations,” AirAsia chief executive officer Datuk Tony Fernandes told reporters after delivering a talk at the World Tourism Conference at a hotel here yesterday.

He said there would also be other new destinations in the Asean region, including Aceh in Indonesia and Ho Chi Minh City in Vietnam.

Fernandes said the airline, which has flights to Macau, will also fly to Shenzhen, the second Chinese city served by the airline after Xiamen.

On Aceh, he said there has never been a flight from Kuala Lumpur to Aceh.

”Our effort is even more significant after the tsunami,'' he added.

Asked about possible flights to Sydney in Australia, Fernandes said this was not in their plan although he was looking at flying to Newcastle, which is two hours from Sydney.

Source : STAR
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