Recorded at CAPA LCC Airports Congress - Asia, 3rd week of Sep 2015
AirAsia X CEO Update
AirAsia X Acting CEO Benyamin Ismail discusses initial sales on the new Kuala Lumpur-Sapporo route and provides an update on securing approvals for Kuala Lumpur-Osaka-Honolulu, which the long-haul low-cost carrier now aims to launch in Dec-2015. AirAsia X has slowed down expansion, including at its new affiliates in Indonesia and Thailand, and will now only expand the group fleet by one aircraft in 4Q2015 and one aircraft in 2016. But AirAsia X sees improving market conditions and will be able to add capacity for the peak season in key markets as three aircraft which have been wet leased out are returned to the Malaysian scheduled operation.