AirAsia in talks for world budget airline2 January 2007
Malaysia’s budget airline AirAsia is in discussions to form the world’s first low-cost global air network with Britain’s Virgin and easyJet, a company official said Tuesday.
Talks have begun to form an alliance that would result in long-haul, low-cost flights, the AirAsia spokeswoman said on the condition of anonymity.
“The discussions aren’t finalised yet, so we’ll have to wait for an official announcement before we can give details,” she said.
AirAsia was expected to make an “important announcement” by Friday, fuelling speculation that statements would be made regarding its long-haul plans, the Star daily reported Monday.