Friday January 5, 2007
AirAsia X London flights from RM9.99
Fly Asian Express (FAX) will fly its long-haul operations using the brand Air Asia X, under franchise from AirAsia, starting July. The flights will have two classes - super economy and economy. In-flight entertainment and food will be available for purchase onboard.
Fares to London will start as low as RM9.99, excluding tax and surcharges. FAX has been given rights to operate long-haul flights to destinations in Asia, Australia and Europe.
AirAsia CEO Datuk Tony Fernandes has a 50% stake in FAX. The
other two FAX shareholders are AirAsia deputy chief executive Kamarudin Meranum (30%) and former AirAsia chief financial officer Raja Azmi Raja Razali (20%), who is also FAX CEO.
The above report is from today's Star and the pic is taken from Singapore Straits Times. Hmm....the caption which I saw on tv3 today (the programme "the Exchange") for the loang haul flight was " Now everyone can fly.....X-tra long".
I really admire Tony Fernandez for his vision to make Malaysia as the global hub for international long haul flights. He is really in to the second phase of expansion of Air Asia. The first phase being establishing the brand Air Asia!
Well the day has come, according to my partner, Ping, that we can shop every month in London! Well, I must add this...flying there is no problem now but spending in pound sterling....?????