Low cost airlines like AirAsia mean a higher safety risk (thewest.com.au)

June 27, 2017

Geoffrey Thomas

Comment: The latest incident involving AirAsia X in Australian skies is a severe blow to the AirAsia Group — the biggest low-cost airline conglomerate in Asia. Once again passengers will ask should we fly AirAsia to our favourite holiday destinations of Bali or Kuala Lumpur?

Surveys show that while 60 per cent of passengers have a fear of flying, only 27 per cent choose safety over price as low-cost airlines lure the thrifty. AirAsia brought the low-cost concept to Asia in 2002. It has been a huge success, with more than 250 million passengers carried on the group’s services.

It has joint venture partners in Indonesia, Thailand, Japan and the Philippines, as well as long-range partner AirAsia X in Kuala Lumpur.

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