AirAsia Group targets Japan-US, Japan-Europe expansion

    AirAsia Group CEO Tony Fernandes said the group aims to commence long haul services linking Japan to the US and Europe (Kyodo/NHK, 16-Aug-2018). Mr Fernandes commented: “I think Japan is probably the most progressive in terms of LCC development… Japan is 12 hours away from the West Coast of America and 10 hours from London, so we believe it has huge potential”. He also noted the carrier’s desire to boost international tourism in regions such as Fukuoka and Sendai.