Kuala Lumpur, Kota Kinabalu, Penang
AirAsia Berhad is a Malaysian low-cost airline based in Kuala Lumpur and based on the Kuala Lumpur International Airport.
AirAsia was established by the state DRB - HICOM in 1993 and launched on 18 November 1996 with the flight operations. On 2 December 2001, the heavily indebted airline owned by Tony Fernandes, Tune Air Sdn Bhd was purchased for the symbolic price of one ringgit. Back in 2002, the former Warner Music Manager Fernandes was able to generate with the airline a profit, extended the route network and attacked the monopoly of Malaysia Airlines at.
2003, the Senai Airport in Johor Bahru ( JHB ), Malaysia was the second hub of the airline. AirAsia launched scheduled flights to Thailand and founded the subsidiary, Thai AirAsia. They also offered for the first time flights to Singapore and Indonesia, and in 2004, according to Macao. Since April 2005, she flies to also mainland China ( Xiamen) and the Philippines (Manila ).
The hub of Thai AirAsia is in Bangkok. It serves inter alia the route Bangkok - Phuket and other routes, to and from Thailand. Another belonging to AirAsia airline is the Indonesian Indonesia AirAsia (formerly Awair ) with a hub in Jakarta, as well as AirAsia X, the long distance from Kuala Lumpur offers, mainly to Australia, China, India and Japan. The temporary existing connections to London and Paris were reinstated in March 2012.
On 23 June 2011, Airbus and AirAsia announced at the Paris Airshow an order for 200 A320neo known. According list price, it involves a value of 18.2 billion U.S. dollars. At the same time this is the greatest job in the A320 story. Are driven by the engines the A320neo LEAP - X from CFM.
31 August 2011, AirAsia founded together with the Japanese airline All Nippon Airways ( ANA ) is a low cost airline called AirAsia Japan, All Nippon Airways owns 67 % and AirAsia 33 % of the shares. The company was incorporated in August 2012. 2013 AirAsia withdrew from the joint venture, the company was renamed subsequently as a 100% owned subsidiary of ANA on November 1, 2013 Vanilla Air.
AirAsia operates scheduled domestic and international flights and is Asia's largest low-cost airline. The main hubs are Jakarta, Johor Bahru, Kota Kinabalu, Kuala Lumpur, Penang and Bangkok.
As of October 2013, the fleet of 70 aircraft from AirAsia is with an average age of 4.8 years.