World Dec 30, 2014

Indonesia seeks U.S. help to find missing plane: State Deptartment

Indonesia has asked the United States for help in locating the AirAsia jet that went missing on Sunday carrying 162 people, the U.S. State Department said Monday. "Today we received a request for assistance locating the airplane, and we are reviewing that request to find ...

World Dec 29, 2014

Airbus sends experts to help in probe over vanished AirAsia A320

Airbus NV has dispatched two experts to Jakarta to assist in the investigation of the missing A320 airliner operated by AirAsia Bhd., the budget carrier that rose from almost nothing in 2001 to become the plane maker's biggest customer. The single-aisle jet lost contact with ...

Business / Corporate Jun 26, 2014

Rakuten to enter budget airline business with AirAsia

Online retailer Rakuten Inc. is planning to enter the airline business in partnership with Malaysian discount carrier AirAsia, sources said Thursday. Rakuten is looking to invest in a low-cost carrier set up by AirAsia in Japan and to cooperate in establishing a seat-reservation system and ...

AirAsia inn woos foreigners to Naha

Business / Corporate Oct 28, 2013

AirAsia inn woos foreigners to Naha

by Keisuke Iwata

A budget hotel chain affiliated with Malaysian low-cost carrier AirAsia is seeking to draw Southeast Asian tourists to Japan after opening its first hotel in the country in August. The Tune Hotels chain opened the 140-room hotel in Okinawa after refurbishing an existing facility and ...

AirAsia pulling out of budget airline venture with ANA

Business / Corporate Jun 26, 2013

AirAsia pulling out of budget airline venture with ANA

Malaysia's AirAsia confirmed Tuesday it is ending its low-cost airline joint venture with All Nippon Airways. AirAsia, Asia's largest budget airline company, said in a statement both had signed a termination agreement. "The joint venture, created two years ago under the name AirAsia Japan, faced many ...