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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 15, 2014

    AirAsia X to buy 50 Airbus A330 Neo planes

    Airbus has secured AirAsia X as the launch partner for its new long-range passenger jet, with Asia’s largest low-cost...

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  1. Special Report: The Business of Formula One 2012

    Divers’ championship: Vettel claims third straight world title Picture slideshow: Ima...
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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. 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...

  3. 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...

  4. 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...

  5. 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...

  6. 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...

  7. December 16, 2013

    Asia’s budget airlines seek collaboration

    Four low-cost Asian airlines have unveiled a range of deals in a sign that intense competition and overcapacity is forcing...

  8. December 6, 2013

    Asia’s secret millionaires

    Banks in southeast Asia are limbering up for a protracted tussle with their Swiss and US rivals for a slice of the growing...

  9. 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...

  10. 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....

  11. 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...

  12. 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...

  13. 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...

  14. 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...

  15. 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...

  16. 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...

  17. 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...

  18. 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...

  19. 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...

  20. 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...

  21. 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...

  22. 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...

  23. 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...

  24. beyondbrics

    January 3, 2013

    Further reading: earning for learning

    Thursday’s picks from the beyondbrics team: the high price of education is lowering the South Korean birth rate; an...

  25. 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...

  26. December 13, 2012

    Cameron seeks to allay Airbus fears

    David Cameron has sought to allay concerns that the UK could see its role within Europe’s leading aerospace group downgraded...

  27. 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...

  28. 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...

  29. 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...

  30. May 11, 2012

    Contrasting football clubs fight to stay up

    Lakshmi Mittal and Eddie Davies have never met. But on Sunday, they will be locked in a cut-throat struggle for Premier...

  31. April 13, 2012

    Small teams chase big dreams

    Two races into their third season in Formula One, and the Caterham, Marussia and HRT teams are still looking for their first...

  32. January 31, 2012

    QPR lead transfer field

    Queen’s Park Rangers, the most active participants in this year’s transfer window, possessed all the components to ensure...

  33. January 31, 2012

    Soccer clubs abandon spending frenzy

    Premier League clubs abandoned the frenzied spending of recent years during the January transfer window, which closed on...

  34. January 12, 2012

    AirAsia X to cut long-haul services

    High costs and low demand have pushed AirAsia X, the long-haul, low-cost airline launched by Malaysian entrepreneur Tony...

  35. September 9, 2011

    Mittal ‘came close to selling QPR stake’

    Lakshmi Mittal came close to ditching his one-third stake in Queen’s Park Rangers in the summer despite the club’s promotion...

  36. August 29, 2011

    Tiger overhauls management after flight ban

    Singapore’s Tiger Airways on Monday announced a management shake-up in the wake of a financially disastrous flight ban in...

  37. August 19, 2011

    A beautiful game for rich non-Europeans

    It was smiles all round at London football club Queens Park Rangers this week as the memory of last weekend’s 0-4 defeat on...

  38. August 18, 2011

    Fernandes completes takeover of QPR

    Tony Fernandes, the Malaysian entrepreneur, completed his takeover of Queens Park Rangers, buying out the stakes of majority...

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