AirAsia Group’s quarterly operating profit halves as fuel costs bite

30 November 2018 AirAsia Group Bhd’s operating profit halved in the third quarter as higher fuel costs hurt the Malaysian flagship budget carrier, but it said conditions in the fourth quarter should improve and the holiday season would also help. Airlines in the region, including Singapore Airlines and India’s Jet Airways and IndiGo, have been … Continue reading AirAsia Group’s quarterly operating profit halves as fuel costs bite

Ministry in talks to lower PSC

22 November 2018 The government is looking at reducing the passenger service charge (PSC) collected by Malaysia Airports Holdings Bhd (MAHB). “Lowering the PSC is on the agenda to make [air] travel more affordable for Malaysians,” said Transport Minister Anthony Loke Siew Fook. “I can’t give you more details because the discussion is ongoing, but … Continue reading Ministry in talks to lower PSC

Tourism could have grown more if travelling cost kept low, says Fernandes

12 November 2018 The country’s tourism industry could have registered a better growth if the airport operator and authorities had been able to keep the travelling cost low, said AirAsia Group chief executive officer Tan Sri Tony Fernandes. In a series of tweets today, Fernandes said the passenger service charges (PSC), or more commonly known … Continue reading Tourism could have grown more if travelling cost kept low, says Fernandes

AirAsia launches fully digitalised ground handling control centre

12 November 2018 Low-cost carrier AirAsia Bhd launched the first fully digitalised ground handling services control centre in Malaysia on Monday (Nov 12) at Kuala Lumpur International Airport 2 (klia2). The centre will allow AirAsia’s Ground Team Red (GTR) to track aircraft handling by having real-time information on passenger boarding, baggage reconciliation and ramp-loading compiled … Continue reading AirAsia launches fully digitalised ground handling control centre