AirAsia Bhd’s long-haul low-cost unit, AirAsia X Bhd, has added Russia in its route prospects.
AirAsia Group Chief Executive Officer (CEO), Tan Sri Tony Fernandes, said he met Russian Federation Council Chairman, Valentina Matvienko, at an interactive meeting and business luncheon here.
In his Twitter account, the aviation tycoon said:
Now meeting Russia number 2 strong lady. Airasia X will be flying to Russia soon pic.twitter.com/aNSLYuFdVB
— Tony Fernandes (@tonyfernandes) March 15, 2016
On the timeline, Fernandes, in a short text message, replied, “Wait and see”.
The meeting was organised by Asian Strategy & Leadership Institute (ASLI), Russian Embassy in Malaysia,and Business Council For Cooperation with Malaysia. Also present were Second International Trade and Industry Datuk Seri Ong Ka Chuan, ASLI CEO Tan Sri Dr Michael Yeoh, and Business Council for Cooperation with Malaysia Chairman Dr Vladimir Sautov.
AirAsia X seems to be going all out adding new destinations this year, in line with its turnaround plan.
Earlier this year, AirAsia X CEO, Benyamin Ismail, was reported as saying the airline was also looking at restoring flights to Tehran given that Iran would offer a huge potential, while adding that London and Paris remained under its radar.
Source: Bernama / Featured image from Russia Insider.