Fuel price hike: AirAsia will not reduce routes
NO-FRILLS airline AirAsia will continue to expand its routes despite the recent fuel hike.
It will also not increase the fuel surcharge.
AirAsia group executive officer Datuk Seri Tony Fernandes said it would be a wrong move for the company to cut back on routes.
"We want to take a different view. We cannot be reducing routes due to the fuel price hike," he said after the official launch of AirAsia's latest route between Kuala Lumpur and Haikou in Hanan.
Fernandes said since the service began on May 22, the route had exceeded all expectations.
"We have sold more than 35,000 seats," he said, adding that the passenger load had increased from 78 to 85 per cent within two months.
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