‘Is your life worth $100?’: Aviation experts warn against flying cost-cutter AirAsia (thenewdaily.com.au)

Aviation experts have warned that saving a buck isn’t worth your life, after a frightening mid-air incident on budget carrier AirAsia on Sunday. AirAsia Indonesia’s QZ535 from Perth to Bali reportedly plummeted 20,000 feet when a technical issue caused the cabin to lose pressure just 25 minutes into the flight, which came after a series […]

October 17, 2017

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

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 […]

June 27, 2017

Air Asia X eyes offshore Bali hub for Australia (travelmole.com)

News that budget long haul operator Air Asia X plans to set up a hub in Bali signals significant change is coming to airline operations, not just in Indonesia but in the wider region. A Centre for Asia Pacific Aviation (CAPA) analysis of Air Asia’s Bali strategy “has profound implications for Australia’s carriers”, according to […]

February 4, 2014