Air Asia is a very important low-cost airline in Malaysia that offers flights mainly around Southeast Asia. After a very successful start in 1996, he founded two subsidiary companies: Indonesia AirAsia in 1999 and Thai AirAsia in 2003, which offer flights mainly to Indonesia and Thailand. Since 2005, it also offers flights to China.
Air Asia’s fleet currently comprises 102 aircraft of the following models: 70 Airbus A320-200, 29 Airbus A320neo, 2 Airbus A321neo and 1 Airbus A330-300.
Air Asia was founded in 1993 and began operations in 1996. It was originally founded by the government conglomerate DRB-Hicom. in 2001 the company was heavily in debt and was bought by Tune Air Sdn bhd, owned by Tony Fernandes, who engineered a considerable return to profit in 2002 with the launch of new routes. In 2003, AirAsia opened a second hub in Johor Bahru, near Singapore, and launched its first international flight to Bangkok. Flights to Macau started in 2004. In 2005, to Vietnam and Cambodia. In 2006, for Brunei and Myanmar. In 2008, it had around 108 new routes on its roster.
Currently, Air Asia‘s network serves several national and international destinations, including: Gold Coast, Melbourne and Perth (Australia), Dhaka (Bangladesh), Brunei Darussalam (Brunei), Phnom Penh and Siem Reap (Cambodia) , Chengdu, Guangzhou, Guilin, Haikou, Hangzhou (Shanghai), Shenzhen and Tianjin (Beijing) (China), Hong Kong (China), Bangalore, Chennai, Gyderabade, Cochin, Calcutta, Mumbai, New Delhi, tiruchirappalli, Trivandrum (India ), Bali, Banda Aceh, Bandung, Jakarta, Makassar, Medan, Padang, Pekanbaru, Solo, Surabaya and Yogyakarta (Indonesia), Tehran (Iran), Tokyo (Japan), Venciana (Laos), Macau (China), Alor Setar , Bintulu , Johor Bahru, Kota Bahru, Kota Kinabalu , Kuala Lumpur, Kuala Terengganu, Kuching, Labuan, Langkawi, Miri, Penang, Sandakan , Sibu and Tawau (Malaysia), Yangon (Myanmar), Clark (Manila) (Philippines), Singapore (Singapore), Seoul (South Korea), Colombo (Sri Lanka), Taipei (Taiwan), Bangkok , Chiang Mai, Chiang Rai, Hat Yai, Krabi, Nakhon Si Thammarat, Narathiwat, Phuket, Surat Thani, Ubon Ratchathani, Udon Thani (Thailand), London (UK), and Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City (Vietnam).
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