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  1. August 19, 2014

    AirAsia has ‘no interest’ in Japan’s Skymark

    Tony Fernandes, founder and chief executive of AirAsia, has dismissed as “rubbish” a Japanese media report that his...

  2. July 16, 2014

    Low-cost airlines face a bumpier ride on long-haul routes

    Boeing has been touting its 787 Dreamliner aircraft around the Farnborough air show this week and Bjørn Kjos, chief...

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  1. July 2, 2014

    AirAsia founder Tony Fernandes ends Formula One excursion

    Tony Fernandes has sold his struggling Caterham motor racing team to an unnamed consortium of Swiss and Middle Eastern...

  2. July 1, 2014

    AirAsia / Rakuten: Nippon line

    AirAsia is taking a Japanese bride again. This time the company has chosen one who will not meddle in its affairs. On...

  3. June 26, 2014

    Rakuten and AirAsia plan low-cost carrier

    Shares in AirAsia, the region’s largest no-frills carrier, and Rakuten, Japan’s biggest online retailer, rose on Thursday on...

  4. March 8, 2014

    Malaysia Airlines battles against low-cost carriers

    State-controlled Malaysia Airlines is one of Asia’s oldest air carriers and, like its rivals Cathay Pacific, Singapore...

  5. March 6, 2014

    QPR losses nearly treble after falling out of Premier League

    Tony Fernandes’ expensive but failed attempt to keep Queen’s Park Rangers in the Premier League was graphically revealed in...

  6. February 27, 2014

    Asia budget airlines: no flying profits

    When he wasn’t giving away flights to the Maldives over Twitter, AirAsia boss Tony Fernandes found time on Thursday to...

  7. February 12, 2014

    Ambitious VietJet highlights capacity worries

    Vietnamese low-cost airline VietJetAir achieved notoriety shortly after its launch when it was fined by the country’s...

  8. February 10, 2014

    Optimism about aviation markets tempered by Asian jitters

    Asia’s growing middle classes and their desire to travel are making the region home to some of the world’s fastest expanding...

  9. February 10, 2014

    Low-cost airlines stake claims for supremacy in southeast Asia

    The airline industry is no stranger to personality-driven battles. Now, two southeast Asian heavyweights are facing off, as...

  10. November 12, 2013

    Indonesian demand for flights still sky high

    Offering 19 direct flights every day between Jakarta, the capital, and Medan, the biggest city on the resource-rich island...

  11. November 12, 2013

    Asia’s budget airlines hit turbulence

    “The People of India deserve to fly. Everyone should be able to fly,” Tony Fernandes, owner of AirAsia, tweeted recently....

  12. October 8, 2013

    Singapore Girl is facing a bumpy ride

    Singapore Girl is flying into turbulence. For years the advertising icon of Singapore Airlines – a stewardess dressed in a...

  13. September 26, 2013

    AirAsia India gains clearance for future Indian take-off

    AirAsia, the low-cost carrier started by Tony Fernandes, the Malaysian entrepreneur, has moved a step closer to taking off...

  14. September 19, 2013

    Tata to set up new Indian carrier with Singapore Airlines

    India’s Tata Group, the tea-to-telecoms conglomerate, and Singapore Airlines announced on Thursday plans to set up a new...

  15. beyondbrics

    September 19, 2013

    Tata & Singapore Airlines: keen to fly

    What can Tata possibly see in this struggling sector? For the second time this year, Tata Sons has announced plans to launch...

  16. September 18, 2013

    Indonesia economy takes off with Jakarta - Singapore air route

    Although Indonesia has been hit hard by the global sell-off in emerging markets in recent weeks, no one has told passengers...

  17. June 25, 2013

    AirAsia abandons Japanese venture with ANA

    AirAsia, the Malaysia-based no-frills carrier, has admitted defeat in a two-year attempt to break into Japan’s low-cost...

  18. beyondbrics

    April 3, 2013

    AirAsia in India: all dressed up with no place to fly

    Talk about trying to run before you can walk – or in this case, fly. AirAsia is on the hunt for some tall, outgoing – and in...

  19. March 18, 2013

    Airbus wins $24bn Lion Air order

    Airbus achieved a coup on Monday by winning a $24bn order for more than 200 passenger jets from Lion Air, the fast-growing...

  20. beyondbrics

    March 6, 2013

    AirAsia/India: a done deal

    Though AirAsia’s flamboyant chief executive, Tony Fernandes, seemed to have taken it for granted, it’s a groundbreaking...

  21. beyondbrics

    February 22, 2013

    India: AirAsia's lukewarm welcome

    When New Delhi decided last September to permit foreign airlines to own up to 49 per cent of domestic Indian carriers, the...

  22. February 22, 2013

    Tata aviation sector deal ‘perplexing’

    In one of the few interviews given before his departure as head of India’s Tata group last year, Ratan Tata played down the...

  23. February 21, 2013

    Foreign airlines see beyond clouds in India

    India’s private airlines were once seen as a bright symbol of their country’s modernisation, as their rapid expansion...

  24. February 20, 2013

    AirAsia and Tata to set up Indian airline

    AirAsia and Tata Group have jointly announced plans to establish a domestic Indian airline to capitalise on the country’s...

  25. beyondbrics

    February 20, 2013

    Tata: back in the air

    Source: Tata Sons JRD Tata (pictured) is known as the man who ran India’s largest conglomerate for 53 years. He was also the...

  26. beyondbrics

    February 11, 2013

    [video] Asean progress provides a boost

    Air Asia has moved its headquarters to Jakarta. Chief executive Tony Fernandes talks to the FT’s Ben Bland about running a...

  27. beyondbrics

    January 11, 2013

    Indian aviation: choose your partners

    “Malaysian beauty in search of an Indian partner to start a family with.” “Impoverished Indian gentleman with a battered...

  28. January 2, 2013

    AirAsia hopes Lion Air will lose its roar

    Such is the pulling power of AirAsia that when it places a new aircraft order with Airbus, it is not just the chief...

  29. beyondbrics

    November 26, 2012

    India: Jet and Spice in talks - official

    embed1 Shares in Jet Airways and SpiceJet soared on Monday by nearly a fifth after an Indian government official confirmed...

  30. November 15, 2012

    Fernandes wants faster route to car sales

    Tony Fernandes sits in the back of a Paris taxi and delivers a frank assessment of his Caterham Formula One team. “We blew...

  31. beyondbrics

    September 13, 2012

    Malindo: new airline in busy skies

    At the launch of an Indonesian-Malaysian airline in Kuala Lumpur earlier this week, Najib Razak, the Malaysian prime...

  32. beyondbrics

    September 11, 2012

    Myanmar: airlines fly in

    Myanmar has undergone significant reforms in the last year, putting it firmly on the tourism and business agenda. But aside...

  33. September 6, 2012

    JAL to take off again with $8.5bn listing

    The emergence of Japan Airlines from the ashes of bankruptcy into the limelight of this month’s public listing is a tale...

  34. August 3, 2012

    JAL – testing regional appetite

    Gone are the days when Japan’s flagship carrier owned a golf course management business and would lease a fleet of...

  35. beyondbrics

    July 4, 2012

    Malaysia: last hurrah for exports?

    The last glimmer of light before the storm? Malaysia’s exports rebounded sharply in May by 6.7 per cent, after two months of...

  36. July 1, 2012

    Budget airlines bank on Indonesian boom

    Tony Fernandes, the flamboyant Malaysian founder of Asia’s biggest budget airline by fleet size, has never met Liana...

  37. beyondbrics

    May 2, 2012

    New York headlines

    * US and China reach deal on Chen Guangcheng * EM debt index reaches record high * Suu Kyi adjusts to life in Naypyidaw *...

  38. beyondbrics

    May 2, 2012

    London headlines

    * Obama signs Afghan deal in Kabul * Suu Kyi sworn in to Myanmar’s parliament * Bolivia following Argentine takeover deepens...

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