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AirAsia eyes bigger growth in China

06/02/2016| 5:09:38 PM|

AirAsia eyes increasing its footprint in China, which remains an important market for Southeast Asia's leading budget airlines, media reported Thursday.

Its chief executive officer Aireen Omar said AirAsia is the biggest international airline in China, operating 45 routes to 18 destinations.

The airlines operates hubs that connect into various destinations in China, like it fly from Guangzhou not only to the Malaysia's capital city of Kuala Lumpur, but also to the southern state of Johor.

Meanwhile, Air Asia group chief executive officer Tony Fernandes said Chinese regulators understood the aviation business and were very proactive.

Bloomberg reported earlier that the biggest discount carrier in Asia received an offer valued at about USD 1 billion for its aircraft-leasing business and the carrier intended to divest the fully-owned unit called Asia Aviation Capital at some point.

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