28-Aug-2009 11:12 AM

AirAsia X sees no need for codesharing or complex distribution

AirAsia X: "One of the most important and compelling insights we've been able to derive over the past two years is that when you fly long-haul you have to use these big, widebodied jets. So it means to fill up those planes every day you cannot just rely on point-to-point traffic, you have to rely on the connection feed. And what we've realised is that you don't need all these sophisticated codesharing, inter-aligning alliances, getting computer systems to talk to each other and payment settlement systems that just add so much complexity and cost. We realised that people today can buy two tickets on the internet. They can buy separate tickets from Germany to Stansted in the UK and from Stansted to Kuala Lampur very easily and still connect," Azran Osman-Rani, CEO. Source: Emirates Business 24/7, 28-Aug-09.

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