Japan to lead liberalisation push?
The momentum for intra-Asian aviation liberalisation has suffered
a set-back with confirmation Singapore and Malaysia would not move to open access
on the Singapore-Kuala Lumpur route ahead of the ASEAN ‘capital city’
liberalisation deadline by the end of 2008. The move has provided further breathing
space for Malaysia Airlines to complete its restructuring plan. (MAS will unveil
its third consecutive quarterly profit later this month). [319 words]