Capital A Berhad

Airline Group


Capital A Berhad (formerly AirAsia Group) is a multi-national airline group headquartered in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Originally founded in 1993, the group now operates a network of low cost carriers including AirAsia, AirAsia India, Philippines AirAsia, Indonesia AirAsia and Thai AirAsia.

While AirAsia, based at Kuala Lumpur International Airport, is the core airline in the company, Capital A retains significant oversight and equity holdings in the franchises it operates throughout Asia. All member airlines utilise the 'AirAsia' brand and employ identical low cost business models. The AirAsia X Group control the brand's long haul carriers including AirAsia X, Thai AirAsia X and Indonesia AirAsia X.

Capital A members include:

AirAsia Group proposed to change its name from 'AirAsia Group' to 'Capital A Berhad'. The proposed name was approved by the Companies Commission of Malaysia and reserved by the company on 28-Dec-2021.
On 28-Jan-2022, AirAsia Group changed the name of its group holding company to Capital A, reflecting a new core business strategy as an investment holding company with a portfolio of travel and lifestyle businesses. The change from AirAsia Group to Capital A will not have any effect on the company's ongoing operations. The AirAsia stock name on the main board of Bursa Malaysia Securities changed with immediate effect to reflect the new company name.
On 29-Dec-2020, AirAsia Group and TATA Group signed an agreement for TATA Group to purchase 490 million AirAsia India shares from AirAsia Group for USD37.7 million. This will increase TATA Group's stake in AirAsia India by 32.67% to 83.67% and reduce AirAsia Group's stake in the LCC from 49% to 16.33%. TATA Group also plans to increase its stake in AirAsia India from 83.67% to 100%.
AirAsia X entered a non-binding letter of acceptance in Jan-2024 with Capital A for the proposed acquisitions of AirAsia and AirAsia Aviation Group Limited. AirAsia X would become the regional aviation provider for all short and medium-haul routes under the AirAsia brand name. The acquisition would also include Thai AirAsia, Indonesia AirAsia and Philippines AirAsia and AirAsia Cambodia.

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