AirAsia Plans to Stop Flights from Singapore to India

According to news reports, AirAsia, the Malaysian Low-Cost Carrier (LCC) will not operate flights to India and China from Singapore, following a strategic review of its operations, as per a asiaone.com report. Tony Fernandes, CEO, AirAsia said that although Singapore is considered its virtual hub, the “outbound overcapacity” at Changi offers the best yield prospect for regional flights of below three hours. “Routes originating out of Singapore to larger-population countries like China and India tend to be more than five hours. Hence, AirAsia’s decision not to proceed with any venture there in the foreseeable future,” he said in a statement released to the press.

He added, “In terms of new ventures, AirAsia is not shy from exploring new opportunities in new countries, (but) based on our strategic review, the management believes that Singapore is best served as a virtual hub as most of the routes served are from established hubs in the AirAsia network and believes there is an excess of capacity already out of Singapore.”

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