AirAsia X denied rights to Sydney, Seoul: reportLong-haul budget airline AirAsia X This article or section contains information about a planned or expected new airline. has been denied permission by the Malaysian government to fly into Sydney and Seoul, due to a row over its sister carrier AirAsia, a report said Tuesday.
The move has forced AirAsia X to scramble to make plans to utilise the three new Airbus A330 aircraft due for delivery this year, the Star daily said.
"We had asked for rights to fly to Sydney and Seoul and the government decided to defer granting us the approval," AirAsia X's chief executive officer Azran Osman-Rani reportedly said.
He said the government first wanted AirAsia to settle the issue of an outstanding 65 million ringgit ring·git
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"The dispute is between the two (AirAsia and MAHB) but delaying us from flying into these two destinations will not help travellers who have limited choices," Azran told the daily.
"We know the Koreans are keen to have us and both the airports -- Sydney and Seoul -- welcome us," he added.
AirAsia was not immediately available to confirm the reported comments.
An affiliate of regional low-cost carrier A low-cost carrier or low-cost airline (also known as a no-frills or discount carrier / airline) is an airline that offers generally low fares in exchange for eliminating many traditional passenger services. AirAsia and Virgin Group, AirAsia X was launched in January 2007. AirAsia and AirAsia X have common shareholders, including AirAsia founder and CEO (1) (Chief Executive Officer) The highest individual in command of an organization. Typically the president of the company, the CEO reports to the Chairman of the Board. Tony Fernandes.
AirAsia X currently flies to three Australian destinations -- the Gold Coast, Melbourne and Perth.