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Kuala Lumpur based AirAsia’s medium/long-haul airline AirAsia X has received approval from the FAA to offer scheduled passenger service to the United States.

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The airline has shown interest to start flying to Hawaii and other (western) States. The AirAsia X currently flies to destinations within Asia and the Middle East. AirAsia X flew briefly to London but withdrew from the route, although is said to be considering it again. [click to continue…]

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When I was on a Malaysia Airlines flight from the newly opened Phuket International Airport yesterday (more on that tomorrow), I browsed through a Malaysian paper and found interesting news about AirAsia.

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AirAsia and its various Asian affiliates that fly to Kuala Lumpur first used the budget terminal (really BUDGET) and moved to the separate KLIA2 terminal back in 2014 (probably haven’t been there). Now, the airline is supposedly moving to the main terminal used by Malaysian Airlines and all the other major carriers by January 1, 2017. [click to continue…]

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Air Asia CEO Tony Fernandes apologized personally to a flight attendant of Thai Air Asia who felt compelled to prostrate herself in front of a complaining female passenger on a Bangkok bound flight.

Air Asia PlaneThe passengers felt insulted after the flight attendant asked if her autistic daughter was ‘ok’ and if she could do anything to make her feel better. [click to continue…]

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The Australian Transportation Safety Bureau has released their final report on an incident involving a KUL bound Air Asia X flight that flew into the wrong direction and eventually had to land in Melbourne.

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The report exposes that the situation was caused by the cockpit crew entering incorrect coordinates into the flight computer, which eventually caused them to abort the flight and return to an airport. [click to continue…]